These instructions describe a model built to 1/8th scale as closely as possible with Meccano
parts based on the well known Dinky Toy model.
The model can be built from a 1970-77 number ten set (although ten extra 168d Ball Bearings would make turntable assembly more robust.) A Meccano P.D.U. or Decaperm Motor powers all the movements. Four main levers in the cab control the lifting, derricking, slewing and drive to the road wheels. All have separate forward and reverse gears fitted. An extra lever enables the hook to be lowered quickly by gravity. The steering wheel turns the front wheels irrespective of where the cab is facing.
Fourteen pages of detailed instructions cover the Ball Bearing Turntable, Chassis, and Turntable Support; Rear Axle, Front Axle and Differential Assembly; Crane Framework and Main Frame; Gearbox, Luffing Drive, Hoisting Drive, Slewing Drive, Forwards & Reverse Drive, and Luffing Drive Control; Cab Floor & Steering Column; Slewing, Hoisting Drum and Clutch Controls; Motor; Cab Seat; Top Decking, Side Covers, Front Mudguards & Bumper, Rear Mudguards & Bumper; the Jib; Bodywork & Cab. A comprehensive parts list is included.
On the front and back inside and outside covers are no less than sixteen full colour photographs which include a full selection of constructional views of the model, plus a few of both the prototype and the Dinky Toy.
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.