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Non-Meccano Sprockets

Michelle O’Brien discovers MFA/Como Drills’ range of timing pulleys and belts.

Meccano Repairs

Some practical uses for Meccano parts in the home from Cathy Warrell.

The Building of the Maelstrom

Santiago Plicio describes the construction of his fairground thrill ride model.

The Secretary’s Challenge

Geoff Carter tells us how he came up with the idea for our Challenges.

Xtreme Dragster Races

Our members compete to find the best Xtreme pull-back motor dragsters and hot rods.

Plasser & Theurer 08–475 Unimat Ballast Tamper

Bryan Jones and Laurie Webb’s machine corrects and stabilises railway track geometry.

Robotic Dockside Crane

This model from Allen Berman is powered by Lego Mindstorms motors and a NXT controller.

Industrial Railway

An award-winning 1:16 scale model of a locomotive and rolling stock by Brian Elvidge.

“Big Hog” Bucyrus Erie 3850 Giant Stripping Shovel

Greg Clarke describes his model of the Bucyrus Erie 3850.

The Metal Robots Collection Review

Brian Elvidge reviews a series of three modern kits from Meccano.