South East London Meccano Club Our latest Meccano articles and models in our Model Gallery. en-gb Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:48:51 GMT 1440 <![CDATA[Four Wheel Drive Vehicle]]>

A modification of one of the manuals models from the set introduced in 2016. I had had issues with the universal couplings provided not fitting the rods, and had to buy new mini-joints from Dave Taylor. The instructions are very poor in colour separa...

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:24:21 GMT
<![CDATA[Desert Buggy]]>

One of the prime models in the manuals of the 2016 introduced set. In general this builds well, though in places, my copy of the manual could be clearer. It was noticeable that the model was lacking a drivers seat, so one has been added. It also fea...

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:20:29 GMT
<![CDATA[Tipping Lorry]]>

This model started life as one of Alex Barker's models in MW Modelplan 232 issued in January 2017, and has been tested and modified. A suitable remote steering mechanism for these vehicles using the 1970s pressed cab unit is still under active study,...

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:15:07 GMT
<![CDATA[Mountain Rally Car]]>

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:11:28 GMT
<![CDATA[Thunderbird 3]]>

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Thunderbird 2]]>

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:08:34 GMT
<![CDATA[Inverted Beam Engine]]>

A model of a model! I spotted a model of an 1808 Matthew Murray inverted beam engine by James Fox in the London Science Museum and built my own model of it. The engine is interesting as it requires no crossheads or parallel motion for the piston rod. D...

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:00:24 GMT
<![CDATA[Flat Bed Lorry]]>

Upon obtaining a multi-kit vehicle cab I decided to build an ordinary flat bed lorry based around it. This was to be a 'toy'-standard model rather than an accurate depiction of any particular lorry as the cab itself is not particularly realistic. At e...

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:31:44 GMT
<![CDATA[Derrick Crane]]>

Built using the parts from the Tower Crane set.

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:25:39 GMT
<![CDATA[Fish Tank]]>

An unusual model - it includes a motorised fish that "swims" round in circles.

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:21:22 GMT
<![CDATA[Tank Car]]>

This is the first part of a planned 8' long American freight train. The tank car has swivelling bogies, a ladder and couplings.

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:19:04 GMT
<![CDATA[Dealer's Display Models]]>

These models were likely part of a Meccano dealer's display - they are designed to be mounted side-on to a board and driven via axles that would have gone through the board to gearing and a motor hidden behind. Each model is taken from the manual for ...

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:16:04 GMT
<![CDATA[Railway Points]]>

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:05:26 GMT

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 10:57:52 GMT
<![CDATA[Recalling 'Fireside Fun']]> Richard Marsden tells the story of Meccano Magazine's regular feature, the jokes and puzzles page.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:56:33 GMT
<![CDATA[St. Luke's Church Craft Exhibition 2016 Report]]> Peter Clay reports on the Meccano models from SELMEC at the St. Luke's Church Craft Exhibition 2016, which was part of the Eltham Arts Winter Festival.

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:47:35 GMT
<![CDATA[Meccano Show 2016 Report]]> Chris Warrell reports on last October's SELMEC Meccano Show in Eltham.

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:44:33 GMT
<![CDATA[Henwick Primary School Summer Fair 2016]]> Chris Warrell reports on a recent addition to our round of extra-curricular events in July.

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:08:17 GMT
<![CDATA[Greenwich Great Get Together 2016]]> Peter Clay reports from a damp marquee in a wet field in Woolwich...

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:07:42 GMT