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Astronomical Clock (revised)
(Code: MP212)
£ 16.00
This Modelplan is a refined version of Modelplan 65 and can now be switched between GMT and BST As well as telling the time, this clock has a 24-hour Dial indicating time around the world, shows the Day of the Week and Date of the Month, has a Tidal Dial showing high and low water at a chosen port, and has a Lunar Dial showing the age of the moon and a Moon Globe displaying lunar phase. It requires a non-Meccano synchronous motor. These detailed instructions feature, in 56 pages, all-colour VirtualMec and IsoMec drawings throughout with text and colour photographs. 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.
Bracket Clock
(Code: MP184)
£ 16.00
Building instructions of 52 pages with pictures and drawings and a cd of pictures and drawings at full resolution describe the construction of a clock which is in skeleton form to show the inner workings. The clock is powered by three Meccano Magic motors giving a running duration of 30 hours on a single winding. The clock strikes the hour and includes dial adjustment of pendulum length without stopping the clock, a strike/silent switch, and a seconds dial, the hand moving in discrete half-second steps. 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.
Clock Striking Mechanism
(Code: MP178)
£ 16.00
Instructions describing the construction of a mechanism which can be used as the workings for any clock in 24 pages with high quality colour diagrams and phortograps. Also included is a CD-ROM with additional information.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.
Descending Pendulum Clock
(Code: MP196)
£ 8.60
Instructions to build this novel clock in which the driving weight also serves as the pendulum. The mechanism is in essence very simple; from the great wheel of the fusee to the escape wheel is a step-up gear ratio, as in a normal clock. The anchor of the escapement is positioned below the escape wheel and fitted with a crutch as normal. As the line supporting the weight unwinds from the fusee, it is taken around a pulley directly below; this drives the hour and minute hands. The line is then taken upwards and routed over pulleys, for it then to descend between two rollers (the pendulum suspension point) and the forks of the pendulum crutch, and then is attached to the driving weight/pendulum. As the line unwinds from the fusee, the length of the pendulum increases, slowing the rate the pendulum beats; the fusee compensates for this by letting off the line at constant rate so that the motion work pulley rotates at a constant speed, allowing the hands of the clock to display the correct time. 24 pages including 26 colour photographs and parts list, plus a separately-stapled booklet of isometric diagrams. 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.
Pensotti-Nichols Compact Clock
(Code: MP176)
£ 16.00
Building instructions with photo and VirtualMEC drawings for this the smallest possible weight driven pendulum clock in Meccano. The clock is mounted on a tower which as built allows 16 hours running time. This can be increased with a higher tower. A ready to cut out clock face is included. Also included is a CD containing VirtualMEC 1.6 Demo and 31 VirtualMEC 3D drawings, plus 5 video clips which can all be viewed on a computer. 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.
Skeleton Clock
(Code: MP193)
£ 7.60
20 page instructions for constructing this timepiece which was a Meccano 'first'. By the ingenious use of a single Meccano 'Magic' clockwork motor in conjunction with a fusee and spring barrel to compensate for the motor's weakening output as it unwinds, the clock runs for at least 24 hours on a single winding, and for 30 when the passing strike is turned off. The elegant, ornate framework is based on a John Wilding design and shows the inner workings of the clock mechanism. Includes 18 colour photographs and parts list, plus a separately-stapled booklet of isometric diagrams. 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.
Warbey-Reifer Gravity Escapement Remontiore Clock
(Code: MP179)
£ 16.00
Instructions to build an accutate clock featuring a fascinating escapment. Power is from a Huygens continuous chain weight driven mechanism with remontiore or rewind mechanism (automated electrically driven). The written instructions are supplimented with a booklet of exploded diagrams and a CD-ROM containing video and full resolution photographs. 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.
Weight-Driven Striking Clock
(Code: MP205)
£ 8.60
This instruction Modelplan has 28 pages including full-size colour photographs and isometric diagrams, parts list, with a 4-page article by co-developer John Stark. The clock is fitted with a count wheel striking system and seconds dial indicating true jump seconds. A single stage of gearing connects the seconds and escape wheel shafts, eliminating the need for the “missing” 30-tooth escape wheel, the lack of which has been voiced by many Meccano clock builders over the years. Both winding drums of the going and striking trains are fitted with maintaining gear. 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.