January 2009 Meeting

Saturday 24 January 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 Set Plus One Secretary’s Challenge

How many times have you tried to build a model from an old Meccano manual and found that the model could have been improved with the addition of just one part? Or you look at the contents of a set and think that it’s crying out for an extra Double Bent Strip, or maybe a 6” Pulley.

This challenge, therefore, was to take a standard set (from any era) and add a single part and make a model with those parts.

Members didn’t have to use all the parts in the original set but, obviously, the additional part should be used! The additional part could be from the same period as the chosen set. Whether they improved a model from the manual or came up with a new model was up to members.

Challenge models

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