Written by Alan Wenbourne in February 2021
Alan Wenbourne describes the construction of his dual-scale working model of the iconic London landmark.
Alan Wenbourne builds a model demonstrating the Cletrac Controlled Differential Steering System, or ‘a crawler with a steering wheel’.
Written by Alan Wenbourne in December 2020
Alan Wenbourne describes his multi-drawer metal filing cabinet storage system.
Written by Richard Marsden in September 2020
Discover how to apply Ptolemy’s Theorem, which applies to quadrilaterals (shapes with four sides) that have all four corners lying on the same circle, to the building of a tapering tower with cross-bracing in your models with this guide by Richard Marsden.
Written by Alan Wenbourne in June 2020
Alan Wenbourne describes a spur gear train using metal Meccano factory gears that will produce an output of 3.14 turns for an input of one revolution to two decimal places.
Written by Chris Warrell in March 2020
Doctor Who fan Chris Warrell showcases a variety of Dalek models that have been built with Meccano over the years, including his own set of four.
Written by Santiago Plicio in December 2019
This latest addition to Santiago Plicio’s fleet of model ships sees him continue to evolve his development of curved hulls.
Written by Les Chatfield in August 2019
Les Chatfield describes his construction of a heavy-duty bearing, inspired by a Bert Love design, used to support heavy overhanging loads such as the arms of a fairground ride.
Written by Santiago Plicio in July 2019
One of a fleet of three ships built by Santiago Plicio for our Harbour Secretary’s Challenge.
Written by Richard Marsden in March 2018
Richard Marsden on the standardisation of bolts, the evolution of Meccano fixings, and going metric.