A history and some pictures of Meccano models, by Alexander
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|As a background I used the instruction booklet of my first meccano box. Of course it´s worn and torn, but I cherish it. Here is a link to a picture of this booklet. My Meccano history started in the late fifties with this 00 set. Right is a picture of my gear outfit B, I got in 1963.|
In the course of the years my Meccano collection grew gradually, till in the sixties I had about a box 6, packed in two boxes sawn out of a printshop letterbox. In the next picture those boxes are shown.
|As a motor I had a small clockwork, later a large clockwork motor and finally a monoperm 6 volt electric motor with a transformer. Alongside goes a picture of my bolt and nut boxes with the old paper stickers on top.|
Incorporated in this collection were also a lot of parts, I inheretated from my father, mostly parts from the thirties. Along goes a scanned copy of my 1964 price list. I used all of my money in those days on various spare parts, particularly nuts and bolts.
|Here is a scanned copy of the 1957 folder. I have spent many hours, dreaming over the cranes and other models pictured in this folder. Look out, the right one links to a picture of 1 Mb.|
|A recent picture of the collection in a selfmade wooden box. On top of this box are the two insert boxes shown above. The right picture shows some rare parts in my collection.|
|Now we come to the building of models. The first to be shown is a crane, built after the model in the folder above.|
|Yes, in 1999 I bought the centenial box 10 crane set and built it. i think it is a wonderful model and of good quality, particularly the paintwork of the parts is excellent. I built it with a non original electromotor.|
|This is my model of the famous 100 ton dock yard crane, built in the nineties after the plans, ordered from GW.|
|Very famous also, this model of the transporter bridge. Many dinkeys were transported on this one.|
Last update 9-9-2003 by Alexander