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 Five Holes or Fewer Secretary’s Challenge
This Challenge was an idea from Brian Leach. It was to build any model, but only using parts that have a maximum of five holes.
So, any standard Strip up to 2½” long — the new strips with ¼” spacing will allow only a 34mm (approx 13/8”) Strip. Brass parts with holes drilled through from one side to another were counted as one hole per drilling, so a standard Collar, part 59, will have two holes; the ‘4-hole’ Collar will have three holes; a Short Coupling, five holes, but a standard Coupling will have too many at seven holes. Hopefully, you get the idea!