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MECCANO AND COMPATIBLE PARTS

Astronomical Models

Plutolabe (Set 10 Model)
(Code: MP220)
6.40
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.

12 pages 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.
Red Dwarf Orrery (Set 10 Model)
(Code: MP233)
7.60

Instructions describing the construction of an Orrery of the Red Dwarf star Trappist-1 and its newly-discovered 7 planets. .    

16 page instruction booklet 

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.

Three Mini-Orreries
(Code: MP185)
7.60
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.

Consists of a 16 page booklet of written instructions, photographs of the finished model, gear layout diagrams and data. The builder would require experience of interpreting the constructing a model from a picture, text and 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.
Tiltarium
(Code: MP188)
7.40
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.
Two Extrasolar Orreries (Set 10 model)
(Code: MP173)
7.60
These instructions describe the construction of two alternative extrasolar orreries. An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet beyond our Solar System.  As at May, 2007, the count of known exoplanets stands at 234. They have mainly been detected by a variety of indirect methods rather than direct imaging.  Two extrasolar systems, 55 Cancri A and Mu Arae, have been found to have (at least) 4 planets and these are the subject of this model plan.

      
16 page instruction booklet with text description, data tables, gearing diagrams and colour photographs. There is no part list so the builder will have to have access to the contents of a Meccano Set 10, plus some non-standard parts (balls for the planets, extra mild steel rod and thin washers).



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.