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Constructor Quarterly Issues No.101 onwards

Constructor Quarterly Issues No.101 onwards

18.00

A superb quarterly magazine dedicated to constructional systems with a bias towards Meccano. Each issue is 60 pages with featured models, models to build and historical information printed in full colour on quality paper.
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Constructor Quarterly Subscription

Constructor Quarterly Subscription

Constructor Quartely is a superb quarterly magazine dedicated to constructional systems with a bias towards Meccano.
Four issues per year are published. A subscription runs from September. Purchasing a subscription will give you issues in September, December, March & June. A substription purchased part way will result in the back issues for the year plus any future issues to complete the year.
The price varies depending on your country so please choose your location.
Any postage charge usually applicable will be added automatically but as the subscription includes postage this will be refunded.

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Hinged Flat Plate

Hinged Flat Plate

Single Bent Strip

Single Bent Strip

Cylinder, green

Cylinder, green

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Sinclair Harding Navigation Clock

Sinclair Harding Navigation Clock

16.00

Instructions to build a model which in its original form was used to give accurate time at sea. This model uses a twin balance arm and grasshopper escapement instead of a pendulum (which would have been no use at sea).

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.
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The Meccanoman's Newsmag (Issues 123-onwards)

The Meccanoman's Newsmag (Issues 123-onwards)

5.50

The Newsmag (AKA 'NMMG Newsletter', 'NMMG Newsmag', 'The Meccanoman's Newsmag' and 'The Meccano Newsmag'), one of the best-known of the internationally-read Meccano journals, has been in continuous publication since 1977, and is a great resource and archive of Meccano-related material and of the Meccano hobby itself.
Example of content: Issue 129 has 'Where do Models come from?', 'Meccano to the rescue', Notes & Quotes, Spin Master - Geoff writes, Mike Cotterill's Skegness Lifeboat, Mike's daughter tells her Story, 'The Issigonis Shield', Skegex in Colour, Images from the Archives, 'My Winter of Discontent', Diary Dates, Miniature Traction Engine Weekend, 'Clubscene' - Oxton May meeting, Auction and Model reports.
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Triangular Plate 7x5 holes

Triangular Plate 7x5 holes

Small Collar, 8mm dia

Small Collar, 8mm dia

Washer, 10mm dia (zinc)

Washer, 10mm dia (zinc)

0.12

Select quantity group above for bulk discount of 10% on 100+ or 20% on 500+
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Connecting Wire, per coil

Connecting Wire, per coil

3.98

Length 10m
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Astronomical Models

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Plutolabe (Set 10 Model)

Plutolabe (Set 10 Model)

Ref: MP220


Price: 6.40

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Instructions decribing the construction of an Orrery of dwarf planet Pluto and its 5 known moons, the smaller of which are irregularly-shaped and tumble erratically, the motion of which requires a novel and intricate design of Meccano gear train to reproduce.

Can be driven, optionally, by a Power Drive Motor.

With text, colour photographs, diagrams and historical information.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers. This plan is intended to be built with the contents of a Set 10. These are instructions only.

Keplerian Solar System

Keplerian Solar System

Ref: MP197


Price: 7.60

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This ModelPlan describes the construction of Meccano models representing three of the Extra-Solar systems so far detected by the Kepler Space Telescope launched in March 2009 - Kepler 11, Kepler 16 and Kepler 20.
The models are the ideal ‘coffee table’ size, have no overhead gantries, and use standard Meccano gears and vary the size of the modelled planets to give an indication of their relative sizes
The normal aim of accuracy to within 1% is maintained. No figures for the rotation periods of the various stars are available so sensible guesstimates have been used

The model is in five modules of similar appearance and most parts are standard; celestial bodies are represented by non-Meccano small balls or spheres. The modules are linked together and driven by a single motor.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Tiltarium

Tiltarium

Ref: MP188


Price: 7.40

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Instructions for a model which shows the axial tilts and relative rates of spin of the Sun, 8 planets and Dwarf Planet Pluto. Axial tilts cause the elevation of the Sun in the sky to vary throughout the year and hence give rise to seasonal variations, even on the outermost planets. The model also demonstrates the widely differing relative rates (and direction) of spin of the bodies, accurate to 1%.
The model is in five modules of similar appearance and most parts are standard; celestial bodies are represented by non-Meccano small balls or spheres. The modules are linked together and driven by a single motor.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Three Mini-Orreries

Three Mini-Orreries

Ref: MP185


Price: 7.60

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This Modelplan contains complete building instructions for three compact Orreries; two which demonstrate the major moons of Saturn and Neptune, and a simple Orrery of Dwarf Planet Pluto and its recently discovered moons.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Large Object Orrery

Large Object Orrery

Ref: MP181


Price: 14.90

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Instructions for the construction of an Orrery which demonstrates all the known objects in our Solar System larger than 250km diameter. It consists of seven units, each of which can be built as a standalone model, and all units can be interconnected with periods of motion related within an accuracy of 1%. There are 40 pages of instructions, pictures, diagrams and tables describing the instructons.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Science Faction Orrery

Science Faction Orrery

Ref: MP177


Price: 8.90

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Building instructions for this unusual Orrery. The model is a mixture of fact and fiction. As well as the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Earth/Moon it includes 5 bodies observed by astronomers, sometimes authenticated, but ultimately proved to be non-exsistant.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Two Extrasolar Orreries

Two Extrasolar Orreries

Ref: MP173


Price: 7.60

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The models featured in these instructions are designed to be built One at a time) from the contents of a Meccano Set10, with a few non-Meccano additions.
Building instructions are for two extrasolar planet systems (extrasolar planet, or expolanet, is a planet beyond our solar system). The systems 55 Cancri A and Mu Arae have been found to have (at least) 4 planets. The instructions, supplimented with colour photographs and cross sectional diagrams describe the building of both.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Asteroid Orrery

Asteroid Orrery

Ref: MP165


Price: 7.40

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These instructions describe the building of a Orrery which has been designed to show the motions of asteroids. The bodies inlcluded are: The Sun, Mars with Eureka, plus Ceres, Sylvia, Romulus and Remus, Jupiter with some if it's un-named Trojans, plus Chiron. The sixteen pages of instructions include colour photograps and cross-section diagram.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Five Orreries (SET10)

Five Orreries (SET10)

Ref: MP163


Price: 16.00

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Instructions for building five different orreries from the contents of a Set10. These are: Pluto/Charon, Mars/Phobos/Diemos, Jupiter/6 largest moons, Uranus/6 largest moons and Neptune/frst 8 moons discovered/2 rings - which vary in degrees of difficulty. There are twenty pages of text, three tables of periodic calclations and four gearing diagrams plus eleven large colour photographs.

Planetarium

Planetarium

Ref: MP160


Price: 7.25

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Instructions for a model which includes all 9 planets, revolving round the Sun, and the recently discovered Quaoar which orbits in a near perfect circle with a period of 288 years.
It can be constructed from the contents of a Set10 and as this model uses virtually all the gears and sprockets available, with a accuracy of 1%, this must be close to the ultimate with such a modest collection.
There is no parts list so only suitable for a Meccano modelmaker in possession of a Set10

Saturn Orrery

Saturn Orrery

Ref: MP156


Price: 6.25

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Instructions for a model which features a rotating Saturn with a representation of it's rings and five of it's largest moons.
The model can be built from the contents of a Set10 plus a suitable motor. (A Meccano powerdrive is used)


Joderell Bank Telescope

Joderell Bank Telescope

Ref: MP64


Price: 5.10

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This model model plan includes instructions and illustrations to built this impressive model which can be built with the contents of a Set10.

Grand Orrery

Grand Orrery

Ref: MP81


Price: 6.70

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This model model plan includes instructions and illustrations to built this impressive model.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Orreries Suite of Planetary Models

Orreries Suite of Planetary Models

Ref: MP73


Price: 8.30

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This modelplan gives technical information to allow the builder to construct a range of orreries. General building notes are given rather than full instructions. The builder is referred to other previously published planetary models. Just one of the numerous possible models is illustrated.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Orrery

Orrery

Ref: MP59


Price: 2.00

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This model model plan includes instructions and illustrations to built this simpler orrery model.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Accurate Orrery

Accurate Orrery

Ref: MCS01


Price: 4.00

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This model model plan includes instructions and illustrations to built this model.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

Three PLanet Orrery

Three PLanet Orrery

Ref: MCS08


Price: 3.30

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This model model plan includes instructions and illustrations to built this simpler orrery model.

Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.

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