The Crane Building Kit Models Secretary’s Challenge

This Challenge was to build a model from the contents of the Crane Building Kit. This came out in 1976 and was in the Meccano Multikit range. It was up to members what type of model they constructed — it didn’t have to be a crane.

Many of the 300 part numbers are the same as original Meccano, but in yellow or other finish instead of zinc. It was up to members what colours they used. The contents list is as follows (original Meccano numbers in brackets where appropriate):

Part № Description Quantity
16a   2½” Axle Rod 2
21   1½” Pulley 1
23   ½” Plastic Pulley 12
26c   15-tooth Pinion 1
27d   60-tooth Gear Wheel 1
35   Spring Clip 2
40   Hank of Cord 2
57d   Crane Hook 1
59   Collar 4
80c   3” Screwed Rod 1
99a   9½” Braced Girder 2
115a   Long Threaded Pin 1
126a   Flat Trunnion 2
144a   Dog Clutch Male Component 1
186a   6” Light Driving Band 2
188   2½” x 1½” Flexible Plate 1
189   5½” x 1½” Flexible Plate 2
190   2½” x 2½” Flexible Plate 2
190a   3½” x 2½” Flexible Plate 1
193   2½” x 1½” Transparent Plate 2
214   2½” Semicircular Plate 2
302 (2) 5½” Perforated Strip 4
304 (5) 2½” Perforated Strip 2
305 (9) 5½” Angle Girder 8
307   1” x ½” Angle Bracket 2
308 (11) ½” Double Bracket 2
309 (48) 1½” x ½” Double Angle Strip 2
310 (48a) 2½” x ½” Double Angle Strip 2
311 (125) ½” Reversed Angle Bracket 1
312 (133a) 1” Corner Bracket 2
328 (51) 2½” x 1½” Flanged Plate 1
329 (37c) Hexagonal Nut 120
330 (37b) Cheesehead Bolt 120
331 (111a) ½” Cheesehead Bolt 2
333 (38) Washer 40
336 (12) ½” Angle Bracket 12
337 (111) ¾” Cheesehead Bolt 2
350 (8a) 9½” Angle Girder 6
352 (6) 2” Angle Girder 2
353 (53) 3½” x 2½” Flanged Plate 1
355 (74) 1½” x 1½” Flat Plate 2
356 (19b) 3” Pulley 1
358 (89a) 3” Curved Strip, Stepped 4
360 (1b) 7½” Perforated Strip 2
363   1½” Narrow Strip 2
365 (235a) 3” Narrow Strip 4
366 (235b) 3½” Narrow Strip 4
367   4½” Narrow Strip 2
368 (235d) ½” Obtuse Angle Bracket 8
370 (111c) 3/8” Cheesehead Bolt 6
372   Winding Drum 1
616   Connecting Wire 1
625   Brass Connector 4
11053   4½V DC Motor 1
13624   3V Battery Box 1
    Adhesive Label Sheet 1

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