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An elite hotel room – in a crane!

Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland on the Wadden Sea. An old town with a long history of fishing and shipping and a current population of 15,769, it received city … Continue reading

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Going forwards …..

The Enterprise project is progressing – we now have the main body and the pylon that joins it to the command saucer, and the pylons that will have the impulse engines mounted on them are taking shape. The characteristic shape … Continue reading

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My latest Enterprise …..

OK, so some serious building is under way with the Model Engineering Show deadline advancing. This is the first part complete – the familiar saucer-like command centre of the USS Enterprise – now for the pylon and the main body … Continue reading

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on track …

…. of course, a dockside crane really ought to be able to run on track. Some time ago I acquired a number of lengths of 0-gauge track and it seemed a good idea to use them on this project, so … Continue reading

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Small level luffing crane

When I was a youngster I was always rather taken by Model 6.14, a dockside crane. Like many in the 6/7 manuals of the period the model’s lines were simple and elegant and made good use of the parts available. … Continue reading

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Truly Despicable ….

You’re right, it’s been a while since the last post: I’m sorry! Who said retirement gave you more time? But since I last wrote there have been various Meccano events and club meetings, not least the annual pilcrimage to Skegness … Continue reading

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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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Latest manual now arriving

Just a note to mention that the latest construction manual from these studios is now complete. If the publisher likes it it should be out soon!

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Time for a new car ….

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I’ve built a lot of truck models and vehicle mechanisms but not that many cars over the years, so I thought I’d put that right. But what about a subject? Well, there is one – a theme, in fact – … Continue reading

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Maker Faires

I recently came across the phenomenon of “Maker Faires”. They aren’t big (yet) in my country but they seem to be spreading around the world. Have you been to one? Born in America, the movement simply encourages individuals to make … Continue reading

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