South East London Meccano Club Our latest Meccano articles and models in our Model Gallery. en-gb Wed, 22 May 2019 18:14:43 GMT 1440 <![CDATA[Mars Rover]]>

This work-in-progress is a model of the Mars Rover from the 2015 film The Martian . It is a four-wheel drive, four-wheel steer vehicle with geared motors at each wheel, is radio controlled and has frontal LED lighting.

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:13:05 GMT
<![CDATA[WW1 German Triplane]]>

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:30:51 GMT
<![CDATA[Off-Road 4x4 and Trailer]]>

The trailer is carrying a motorcycle.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:30:05 GMT
<![CDATA[Coastal Steamer]]>

Model 6.3 from a 1970s book of models. A few changes have been made - hopefully improvements!

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:27:52 GMT
<![CDATA[Crawler Excavator]]>

Four motors drive the crawler tracks, steering, slewing and winching/luffing. The track steering is achieved with planetary gears, and there are lots of parts in the tracks - 20 per link!

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:24:16 GMT
<![CDATA[Harbour Crane]]>

Built from the parts in the Tower Crane set.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:20:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Intermittent Drive Mechanism]]>

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:17:17 GMT
<![CDATA[Ferris Wheel]]>

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:15:59 GMT
<![CDATA[Thunderbird 2]]>

From a set brought cheaply on Amazon! A good set (mine came with lots of extras!), but the leg supports are a bit flimsy.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:14:40 GMT
<![CDATA[Cabin Cruiser]]>

From a 1948 issue of Meccano Magazine , and based on a Hornby "Viking" cabin cruiser.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:12:36 GMT
<![CDATA[Dockside Crane]]>

This model has two clutch handles, one for the jib and the second for the hook. On the base is a wheel to rotate the crane.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:09:51 GMT

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:00:09 GMT
<![CDATA[Cruise Liner]]>

This model is based on early 20th century liners with four funnels in yellow and zinc, and has yet to be finished.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:54:17 GMT
<![CDATA[Threaded Gear Folly]]>

Gears going up and down on screwed rods - an auto-reversing mechanism ensures that they do.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:50:32 GMT
<![CDATA[Godrevy Lighthouse]]>

This is a model of Godrevy Lighthouse near Hayle in Cornwall. It took longer to build the cone at the top than the rest of the lighthouse. The bulb is a bimetallic flasher.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:40:26 GMT

With a 5W car sidelight bulb for illumination. Still waiting for its flashing mechanism.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:36:14 GMT
<![CDATA[Bulk Freighter]]>

Based on photos in the book Ocean Freighter Finale by Nigel Jones.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:33:33 GMT
<![CDATA[Oil Tanker]]>

Where to use all those long axle rods?

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:32:04 GMT
<![CDATA[Tug Boat]]>

Based on the set 8 (model 6 - Tug or Fire-Fighting Boat) from the 1960-70s manual. It's in a mixture of dark red and French yellow. I've stuck fairly closely to the plans, but have changed the deck plating and, due to lack of time, haven't completed al...

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:09:56 GMT
<![CDATA[Funicular Railway]]>

A water balanced type based on the East Hill Lift in Hastings.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:05:14 GMT
<![CDATA["Tich" Locomotive]]>

This small 0-4-0 tank locomotive a full size copy of an original 3.5" gauge live steam engine designed and built in the 1930s by one of Britain's most prolific and well known model locomotive engineers named Lillian 'Curly' Lawrence, known as LBSC. ...

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:23:08 GMT
<![CDATA["City of London" Locomotive]]>

A 4-6-2 ex LMS railway locomotive in British Railway red from the 1950s no. 9 outfit.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:16:12 GMT
<![CDATA[0-4-0 Tank Locomotive]]>

This a 0-4-0 tank locomotive is based on model G8 in the 1937-41 series of manuals. It is presented in 1970's colours, with a length of track. In general the model is fairly simple to build, but the wheels really need to be flanged. That would need th...

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:12:51 GMT

The model is powered by a Meccano motor at the base. The motor is hidden under a hut. Power is taken a distance of 1.5' up the tower via rods. The 'light' at the top of the tower is represented by three zinc boiler ends that slowly rotate.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:04:56 GMT
<![CDATA[The Red Admiral Ship]]>

Who would have thought when I decided to start the New Year trying out new models that I would have ended up with not one or two fairground rides but a whole fleet of Meccanoid ships instead? I was always proud of the two previous ships I had made so...

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:11:49 GMT
<![CDATA[The Barracuda Ship]]>

You could say after finishing my last model The Storm Slayer in January that I had been somehow bitten to have created something looking so different from my previous two other ship models The Wrath of Tides and The Phantom . Both of those models...

Sat, 09 Mar 2019 11:29:40 GMT
<![CDATA[The Storm Slayer Ship]]>

It always feels a bit of a shame have any models that you have painstakingly created and temporarily displayed end up hidden away at the back of your shed or garage. Their day in the sun almost forgotten and the pleasure you once felt from the pride in...

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:12:57 GMT
<![CDATA[SELMEC Meccano Show 2018]]> Tim Surtell reports on this year's SELMEC Meccano Show in Eltham.

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 13:47:10 GMT
<![CDATA[Medway Modelling Club Show]]> Alan Wenbourne reports on our display at this year's Medway Modelling Club Show in Gillingham.

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 13:45:40 GMT
<![CDATA[Royal Greenwich Get Together 2018]]> Peter Clay reports from our stand at the newly-rebranded summer Get Together at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:29:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Henwick Primary School Summer Fair 2018]]> Peter Clay reports on our display at thus year's Henwick Primary School Summer Fair.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:28:42 GMT
<![CDATA[Foal Farm Country Festival 2018]]> Club members show their models at the animal rescue charity's annual summer festival.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:28:03 GMT