April 2009 Meeting
Saturday 4 April 2009
Eltham United Reformed Church
This was one of our informal quarterly meetings where our members showed off their latest Meccano creations.
At around 2:00pm we had a short committee meeting, followed by the Model Tour in which members were invited to give a short talk about their models — in particular their entries for the Secretary’s Challenge!
The Building Bridges Secretary’s Challenge
This Challenge is borrowed from the Christchurch Meccano Club in New Zealand. It was to build a bridge to have a clear span of 24½” (Theirs was 24” but we added the extra half inch to stop members plonking a 24½” Angle Girder down and calling it a bridge!)
Two tables were arranged exactly 24½” apart in the meeting room to display all the entries. Bridges could be of any shape and could be based on prototypes or members’ own designs.