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Meccano Drill Bit

Michelle O’Brien sources a 4.1mm bit that’s just right for making Meccano holes.

Motor Mayhem

Michelle O’Brien salvages the motors from sewing machines and paper shredders.

Compact Six Speed and Reverse Gearbox

Alan Wenbourne explains his modifications to a gearbox designed by Tony Bolton.

More Meccano Repairs

SELMEC members tell Cathy Warrell about alternative uses they’ve found for Meccano.

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.