South East London Meccano Club https://www.selmec.org.uk/ Our latest Meccano articles and models in our Model Gallery. en-gb Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:30:52 GMT 1440 <![CDATA[Emmetts Meccano Train]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=6AFBC3CC-FD28-4AE0-B119-0280E82C85BF

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:44:44 GMT
<![CDATA[Perpetual Motion Machine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=925158E8-AD6A-4AA2-A00E-0BB3F6FC8A54

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:42:46 GMT
<![CDATA["The Advantage of Pulleys" Demonstration]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=64A24CF8-43B6-498F-848A-791A669567B5

The lifting force required to raise a load depends upon the lifting 'tackle', i.e. the number of pulleys in the sheave blocks at the hook and head of the lifting tackle or crane. The mechanical advantage is indicated by the number of falls of rope or ...

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:36:14 GMT
<![CDATA[Twin Cylinder Steam Engine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=E72BFB3D-8687-4DEB-A97F-3A130E2CDDE8

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:25:30 GMT
<![CDATA[Twin Beam Pump Engine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=ABB62B59-0862-4A86-A89A-17E0D913FC52

'Hypnosis in Meccano'. Triple expansion, valve gear and nearly parallel motion on the piston rods. Powered by a modern 4.5V motor.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:22:45 GMT
<![CDATA[Lorry]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=0F3CE9BA-299E-43DA-932F-0D2123243341

A 1950s model from set 6 (I think!) with a string-operated tipping mechanism.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:20:33 GMT
<![CDATA[Flat Belt Demonstration]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=B4BC3795-FB06-4792-8560-0E0FC4BC2483

Flat belts can be surprisingly clever at staying on the right place, but perverse if you don't keep them happy. Would you expect adding flanges to make them more or less happy? Each shape of wheel comes in a matched pair. You can pick a matching pair...

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:10:17 GMT
<![CDATA[Reggie Perrin's Grot Shop Model]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=C96A51CE-EBCD-4B51-AC03-FB0A01E4EF8A

From series 2, episode 6 of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin , this is a useless model everyone will buy to find out what it does.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:37:26 GMT
<![CDATA[Marionette]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=A9D6A50C-C599-4A37-9AA4-2E37B7A33832

Powered from my reversing mechanism .

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:27:30 GMT
<![CDATA[Fire Truck]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=905D7EA2-26DE-4797-B6B0-B5E4506CDBF5

Scaled down from a model in a 1970s set 6 manual.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:25:14 GMT
<![CDATA[Perpetual Motion Machine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=D98FBE08-5168-4174-9E2C-9AD1420FF0F4

Uses midichlorians (do not touch). (Actually it cheats: there is a motor underneath with a rubber band straight to the shaft!)

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:23:53 GMT
<![CDATA[Spontan Transmission Gear]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=7E311862-A30A-4A66-A5D8-C3574EC9BFE7

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:19:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Heald for Loom Maker]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=E33EC0CD-DD00-42C2-8F19-5B50D093517C

Based on Meccano Magazine designs and an alternative model found on the Internet.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:16:42 GMT
<![CDATA[1894 Panhard and Levassor Car]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=AC20E0AB-FD7C-4C63-815B-0591A3385E80

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:13:38 GMT
<![CDATA[Giant Blocksetting Crane]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=204BEB96-8E86-4306-AE5E-AFBA96C78A29

This model took three years to build, as is based on the 1930s Supermodels and three gearbox designs!

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:09:39 GMT
<![CDATA[Racing Car]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=AA923FAC-5F67-4B6F-8C9E-111122197237

Manual model 4.15.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:18:04 GMT
<![CDATA[Breakdown Lorry]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=B74DD86F-A0B9-4035-A030-953978C4EB12

Older-type lorry with a bonnet, steering, cab doors, and lifting crane.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:32:42 GMT
<![CDATA[Rally Racer Car]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=3D355035-DB02-430F-B9F7-87429DE264D3

This car using a motor from a modern mainly-plastic set has been redesigned to use metal parts.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:31:01 GMT
<![CDATA[Peripherating to Crossed Purposelessness]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=8ADEFF37-7C10-44B8-91E0-1E89285E97F2

My previous two Peripherators were built for competitions at two different Meccano Guilds with a strict limit on parts count. This resulted in somewhat flimsy construction, but despite that they worked surprisingly reliably. I built this version to ...

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:25:13 GMT
<![CDATA[The Beast Crane]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=FC5C930D-8FB0-4400-B427-F9C04BC2F6E8

After many years of model making I haven't recently been able to shake the urge to create some things new, and as well as more fairground incarnations I have this year now created three boat models too but still wanted something different. Thinking ...

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:59:41 GMT
<![CDATA[The Circuit Breaker Fairground Ride]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=E956E7EF-26B5-492C-8A53-97B702743653

Looking back I know I have a long tradition of creating fairground models more than anything else and in that theme it is not always easy to come up with anything new! I have had on hold for a long time to try myhand at creating a roller coaster effort...

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:48:20 GMT
<![CDATA[Hard Working Man]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=CC728D0B-5CF3-438E-8AD8-58B6EC84361B

I built this model with four identical men all hammering at the same time on a polycarbonate piece attached to the main base. They all were interlocking with axles and gears in a square base built with flanged plates and angle girders. They all hammere...

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:41:02 GMT
<![CDATA[1957 Chevy Car]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=691D45F4-7F90-4C0E-98AB-194D8277A3B7

The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is one of the most desirable and attractive American cars. The model has working features including a Meccano motor, a differential, opening doors and working steering. Aesthetic features include a supercharger, bench seats, ...

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:21:47 GMT
<![CDATA[Vertical Steam Engine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=415A091D-4667-425D-9696-8080F3CF6057

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:19:22 GMT
<![CDATA[Goods Lorry]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=6227600F-A78E-4A6B-B793-1462E1EED61D

This model is a standard manual model of 1947 of a typical Leyland, Albion or Guy Goods Lorry. It has working steering system and is not motorised.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:09:05 GMT
<![CDATA[Milkfloat]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=AE3B417B-B4CE-45DE-A970-A3CC3DDE9804

Complete with 3D-printed crates of milk (pint and half-pint!). The real thing is now just a memory.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:06:27 GMT
<![CDATA[Perpetual Motion Machine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=13E5CD83-CD65-424D-9F2E-6E2CF4FB1E62

Based on the 'falling weights' principle.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:03:49 GMT
<![CDATA[SELMEC Meccano Show 2018]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018.aspx Tim Surtell reports on this year's SELMEC Meccano Show in Eltham.

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Sun, 30 Dec 2018 13:47:10 GMT
<![CDATA[Medway Modelling Club Show]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018_medway_modelling_club_show.aspx Alan Wenbourne reports on our display at this year's Medway Modelling Club Show in Gillingham.

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Sun, 30 Dec 2018 13:45:40 GMT
<![CDATA[Royal Greenwich Get Together 2018]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018_royal_greenwich_get_together.aspx Peter Clay reports from our stand at the newly-rebranded summer Get Together at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:29:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Henwick Primary School Summer Fair 2018]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018_henwick_primary_school_summer_fair.aspx Peter Clay reports on our display at thus year's Henwick Primary School Summer Fair.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:28:42 GMT
<![CDATA[Foal Farm Country Festival 2018]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018_foal_farm_country_festival.aspx Club members show their models at the animal rescue charity's annual summer festival.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:28:03 GMT