|Neat solutions in Meccano...|
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It was only when I started to build that I realised there were problems. As usual I had left it until the last minute. The simple little model is not so simple. Like all meccano publications The French Magazines are full of sparse information and not so clear pictures. It was the front end that got me stumped. I will have another go at some point but time was marching on and I needed to get something going or I would be without a challenge model, and we can't have that...
Plan B. Another flick through the English Meccano magazine revealed a very appropriate article, that I had not noticed before, titled appropriately "Meccano to the Rescue!" The article describes several ways Meccano can be used to solve all sorts of problems, even when it comes to whipping egg whites to make meringue - You will have to read the article. The article continues, in that same 1950s Meccano Magazine style of writing, explaining that one of the schoolboys from the house of the meringue rescue has left his pair of compasses at school. as he needed a pair to complete his homework he immediately gathered some Meccano parts together and built his own.
As, by this time, it was approaching midnight on Friday before the SELMEC meeting here, at Laughton Towers, Meccano was also coming to the rescue. A swift pair of compasses were built and there within a few minutes it was done. I had my Secretary's challenge model!
|My Secretary's Challenge model was done...|
|The Kiddie Car from a 1950s instruction manual|
|Amusing little model looking resplendent it red and silver!|