By Mike Dennis
Member HTMC., R.M.G., ISM (0328)
features ideas and projects that use
model engineering techniques with Meccano.
MODEL ENGINEERED WITH MECCANO
A 3-1 / 2" Gauge "Terrier" 0-6-0 A1X class Tank engine with special turned parts, sprung
buffers, fully working inside cylinders and valve gear, sprung chassis and full cab details.
Some Meccano was used ! The name "Thanet" seemed appropriate even though fictitious!
Construction details, patterns and scale drawings are available.
Drawing - Standard Abbreviations
Screw threads - including metric-imperial and imperial-metric conversions (useful for scaling)
Gears - General - Tooth form charts for Module and DP Diametric pitch
Modifying Meccano gears and pinions - part 1
Modifying Meccano gears and pinions - part 2
Other System Spur Gears - Modified for meccano - Module 1
Four punches (Bossing)
Simple plate bender - Mk 1 - Large
Smaller simple plate bender- Mk 2
Basic indexing tool - No 1
Basic indexing tool - No 2
Special Meccano nuts - D.I.Y. self-locking and captive nuts
Joining Spring Cord - lengths - cheaper cord "worms"
Modified 19A Locomotive wheels - D.I.Y. article
Double faced contrate gear set
144C tri-flat axle drive dog adapter & crane winding drum
Miniature thrust races
Miniature ball race bearing system for clocks, etc.
Multi-axle bearing system for larger axles
Three cone clutch designs
Narrow angle brackets and fork ends with Meccano bosses
Louvered plates (Jackarno compatible parts)
Four inch G.R.B. Developments for cranes
All Meccano mini geared roller bearing - Oh yes it is!!!
Volk's PIONEER Spirit - a unique tram on stilts which ran on the Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway
Micky - a micro beam engine
Thanet "Terrier" Tank Engine
Reynolds Corliss Engine - featured on Pat Belford's website
Free-lance Horizontal Cross Compound Steam Engine - featured on Pat Belford's website
Dave Taylor - supplier of everything Meccano and compatibles.
The MECCANO Web Ring - a treasure trove of sites related to Meccano. Click on link below:
Need special parts? Have Questions? Ideas? Comments?
Contact me by post:
102 Broadstairs Road
Kent CT10 2 RU
+44 (0) 1843 864624
No time wasters please.
Last updated: April 7th, 2006