Category Archives: Workbench

Personal musings from my workbench

By popular request

I’ve produced a couple of manuals now for people wanting to build a 1/10th scale trailer in Meccano, but that begs the question – when will we see a truck to pull them? My publisher has been encouraging me to … Continue reading

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A Truck Gear Box

There’s another truck on its way … A GMC (or a “Jimmy” in old trucker slang) since you ask. But you can’t keep building trucks without putting at least some of the transmission system in them! In addition to suspension, … Continue reading

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An Automotive Gearbox

This is back to an old favourite subject. I’ve built loads of these in my time, and many of them appeared in “Everything Automotive III”, a compilation of gearbox designs that I edited a few years back (still available from … Continue reading

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Workbench News

Sometimes an idea takes root and then blossoms into something bigger. Years ago I came up with an idea I’ve never seen anyone else use – a small-scale staircase which used the Meccano Flexible Track pieces as treads. I thought … Continue reading

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Running on rails

A wet summer when you can’t do much outside does make for more productivity in the workshop! Discovering those cranes in the south of France set me thinking about the next model ….. So, some research on the internet followed, … Continue reading

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Automotive-style handbrake

One of a series of gadgets that I have toyed with – executive toys of a sort! Take a 7 hole Strip and bolt a 1” x 1½” Corner Bracket to one end, and back the arm of this with … Continue reading

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Taking Liberty’s

Meccanomen do get some interesting opportunities! Liberty’s, the big London department store on Great Marlborough Street just off Regent Street decided to have a shop window display through March featuring Meccano! This was to help launch a kids fashion range rather … Continue reading

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