South East London Meccano Club https://selmec.org.uk/ Our latest Meccano articles, event reports and models. en-gb Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:16:02 GMT 60 January 2020 Meeting https://selmec.org.uk/events/january-2020-meeting

This was one of our informal quarterly meetings where our members showed off their latest Meccano creations.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 20:13:35 GMT
Two Horse Race https://selmec.org.uk/models/2336-two-horse-race

This is a two-player racing game I am working on. Each player will have a handle to turn in order to be the first to reach the end of the track. At the end lamps (or LEDs) will indicate the winner and the horses will automatically return to the start of…

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Junior Hacksaw https://selmec.org.uk/models/2337-junior-hacksaw

Built from curved strips and a rack strip.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Concrete Mixer Lorry https://selmec.org.uk/models/2338-concrete-mixer-lorry

With the slowly turning mixer, this lorry is a good model for model shows. However this is not a common model in Meccano, probably because there are a few problems to solve: The conical shape of the mixer is difficult to make with Meccano parts. The…

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
One Direction Mechanism https://selmec.org.uk/models/2339-one-direction-mechanism

In this mechanism the output shaft always turns in the same direction, regardless of how the input shaft is turned. This is accomplished using ratchets and pawls.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
One Direction Mechanism https://selmec.org.uk/models/2340-one-direction-mechanism

In this mechanism the output shaft always turns in the same direction, regardless of how the input shaft is turned. This is accomplished using ratchets and pawls.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Table Numbers https://selmec.org.uk/models/2341-table-numbers

These number ‘cards’ were used at a quiz night to mark the tables.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Ferris Wheel https://selmec.org.uk/models/2342-ferris-wheel

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Car Transporter Lorry https://selmec.org.uk/models/2343-car-transporter-lorry

Based on a model from the № 9 set manual, but with several alterations. The model has yet to be finished.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
WWI Field Gun https://selmec.org.uk/models/2344-wwi-field-gun

A generic model, not based on any particular type of gun, but showing the heavy basic construction of the real thing.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Soapbox Cart https://selmec.org.uk/models/2345-soapbox-cart

A model that doesn’t need a motor! I don’t know who made the parts I’ve used for the mudguards and the seat — they certainly aren’t Meccano!

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
‘Mini’ Hungerford Bridge https://selmec.org.uk/models/2346--mini-hungerford-bridge

The nine span Hungerford Bridge carries the five track railway over the River Thames on the approach to Charing Cross station in London, and was designed by Sir John Hawkshaw in 1864. My model just hints at the bridge, being too short and not wide enough!

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Swing Bridge https://selmec.org.uk/models/2347-swing-bridge

Inspired by manual model № 152.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
6-Inch Howitzer Limber and Tractor https://selmec.org.uk/models/2348-6-inch-howitzer-limber-and-tractor

Model № 6.47 from a 1930 Super Model Leaflet.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Windmill https://selmec.org.uk/models/2349-windmill

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Vintage Tractor https://selmec.org.uk/models/2350-vintage-tractor

This tractor’s steering uses peg wheels and lots of trunnions! Built using long bolts and set screws.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Robots https://selmec.org.uk/models/2351-robots

Two robots built from modern set parts.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Buggy https://selmec.org.uk/models/2352-buggy

From a modern set.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Delta Wing Aeroplane https://selmec.org.uk/models/2353-delta-wing-aeroplane

From a № 5 set with a few extra bolts and different undercarriage.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Series I Land Rover https://selmec.org.uk/models/2354-series-i-land-rover

Driven by a Magic Motor.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Ruston Proctor 1841 Steam Navvy https://selmec.org.uk/models/2355-ruston-proctor-1841-steam-navvy

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
GWR Panier Tank Locomotive and Well Wagon https://selmec.org.uk/models/2356-gwr-panier-tank-locomotive-and-well-wagon

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Sprinters https://selmec.org.uk/models/2357-sprinters

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Bugatti Car https://selmec.org.uk/models/2358-bugatti-car

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Clock № 2 https://selmec.org.uk/models/2359-clock-2

This chiming clock is not from a kit, and sits on its own stand. I have used Meccano chain instead of cord, but the problem with it is that the escape wheel is off-centre by ½ mm; otherwise the method is demonstrated quite well.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Winding Drum Mechanism for Container Crane https://selmec.org.uk/models/2360-winding-drum-mechanism-for-container-crane

Work in progress.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Hyperbola Clock https://selmec.org.uk/models/2361-hyperbola-clock

This clock takes advantage of the fact that if you place a diagonal line on a rotating base, it’ll trace out a hyperbola shape in 3D.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Christmas Tree https://selmec.org.uk/models/2335-christmas-tree

A 2019 Christmas tree, with the best wishes for the festive season and the coming year. The very best from James and Maria.

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Mon, 23 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
The Jugger-Nauticus https://selmec.org.uk/articles/75-the-jugger-nauticus

This latest addition to Santiago Plicio’s fleet of model ships sees him continue to evolve his development of curved hulls.

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Sun, 01 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
The Paddle Screamer Fairground Ride https://selmec.org.uk/models/2334-the-paddle-screamer-fairground-ride

After having built and displayed so many models new models this year I guess it was kind of inevitable that one of them would eventually resemble another wheel based incarnation. With the WLMS meeting fast approaching I set about this idea set but more…

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Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT