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FIRST CHOICE FOR MECCANO MODEL BUILDERS

Construction Machinery

Blaw Knox Bulldozer
(Code: MP57)
2.00
These instructions describe the construction of a model based on the Dinky Supertoy model.

A compact model. Please note this model uses some Plastic Meccano Sprockets and Track Links which may be difficult to obtain 

12 pages including text, b/w photographs and parts list.

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.

 

Coles Six Ton Mobile Crane (Set 10 model)
(Code: MP128)
11.80

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.

Dresser 510B Pay Loader
(Code: MP124)
9.00

These instructions describe a modestly sized model which utilises the parts (plus some in addition) and infra red remote control from the Action Control Set 9526 (no longer on sale). The model is built to a nominal scale of 17:1 the scale being determined by the size of the tyres. Because of the limitations of Meccano dimensions, the scale of the other parts of the model is 15:1. 

Instructions cover the front section; upper part (cab); the rear section; the bucket; the bucket lift and tilt mechanism and the wheels. The12 page leaflet is illustrated with eight colour photographs, a dimensioned drawing of the prototype and parts list.
 
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.

 

Excavator (Set10 model)
(Code: MP237)
6.40
These instructions describe the construction of a display model commissioned by Atlascraft, the ex-Meccano distributor, and used in their 1990 Meccano brochure. Redesigned to be buildable within the contents a Set 10 plus a Meccano E15R, E20R or similar motor.             

Slewing and the action of the bucket arm are motorised and controlled independently by levers in the cab, and the model can be adapted to run continuously, like the original display model, slewing while the bucket arm moves realistically.  

12 pages including text, colour photographs and parts list.

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.

 

JCB 435 Articulated Loading Shovel (Set10+ model)
(Code: MP125)
14.60

These instructions describe the construction of a machine which was just one of a range of machines developed in the early 1970s. it had four wheel drive with articulated steering and the engine mounted in the rear half, with the cab and loader on the front. All the 400 series had the JCB 'hush flow' exhaust system fitted. The 435 had a 137.5 hp engine and an operating weight of 12.809 kg. A bucket of 2.75 or 3.0 cu. yds. was fitted. 

The model can be built from a 1970-77 No.10 Set. The only extras required are the Motor, the large tyres and some parts for the wheel hubs. A scale of 1:8 is used, to match the other JCB ModelPlans available, making the model 36" long, 15" high to the cab roof and 24" overall operating height. 

The model has six simulated hydraulic actions for the steering, lifting and tipping. Comprehensive instructions cover the Front Frame, Front Axle Casing, Lower and Upper Steering Pivots, Rear Frame, Rear Axle Casing, Rear Axle Pivot, gearbox Framework, Tiers of Gears, Steering Gear, Gear Lever Linkage, Winch Gear Selectors, Lifting Arms, Supports and Rams, Paralleling Linkage, Tiping Rams, Bucket, Cab, Cab Steps, Seat, Mudguards, Front Cover, Rear End, Engine Cover and Motor Fitting. 

The 22 pages contain fifteen colour illustrations and fifteen drawings, plus Parts List.
 
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.

 

 

JCB 712 Articulated Dump Truck (Set 10+ model)
(Code: MP117)
13.60
These instructions describe the construction of this large model which is a representation of a typical construction site vehicle. Designed to be built from the largest (now obsolete) Meccano Set No.10, with the addition of a Meccano 6-ratio Power Drive Motor, large tyres and some parts for the wheel hubs.

The model replicates the movement of the real thing and features four wheel drive,

 20
pages of text, colour photographs and parts list supplemented with a 16 page booklet of drawings
   
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.
JCB 930 Rough terrain Fork Lift (Set 10+ model)
(Code: MP136)
13.20
These instructions describe the construction from a 1970s Meccano 10 Set (plus two large wheels) of a model  of a JCB 930 Fork Lift Truck.

The model is built as close to 1/8th scale as Meccano will allow. The two wheel drive square body version is modelled, with a three section telescopic mast, 25 tilting action, two speeds & forward/reverse gears controlled by separate levers in the cab.

The floating rear axle has simulated hydraulic steering with scale turning radius. The front driving axle has an all pinion differential and a three part axle giving very free running and is easily converted to a hub reduction drive using extra parts.

The mast extends from 12 1/2" to 32" giving a lift of 29" with the forks in place. Construction follows the prototype using channel and "I" sections, involving some accurate building and tight clearances. The second mast lift is by concealed cord and the third mast and fork carriage are chain operated with adjusters like the real thing. For appearance, Non-Meccano dummy hydraulic rams are fitted but may be omitted.

The Plan's front and back covers, inside and out, feature a fifteen part montage of colour photographs of the model, together with two of the prototype. Fifteen pages of instructions cover Front & Rear (Steering) Axles, Chassis, Gearbox Frame and Gears, Wheels, Steering Link, Masts, Upper Gearbox, Motor, Drive to Lifting Drums, lifting Cords and Chains, Carriage, Cab, Mudguards, Engine Cover, Forks, Jib, Pallet, and Hydaulic Rams. A fourteen page insert of detailed drawings is included, together with a two page, accurate and fully descriptive parts list.

 

 

       
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.

JCB Backhoe Excavator
(Code: MP222)
12.90
Instructions for a compact yet remarkably realistic model both in appearance and function. This model is able to reproduce all the movements of the prototype. With cables for simulated hydraulics and realistic powered tracks and slewing functions, the model is easily built and ready for your choice of control with switches, joysticks or radio. Requires 6 non-Meccano geared motors and a few other non-Meccano but easily obtainable components. Full text and many illustrated and annotated photographs. Set of 2 booklets, total 44 Pages.

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.
JCB Loadall 520-4
(Code: MP95)
9.60
These comprehensive instructions describe the construction of this close to1:8 scale model. The model has a simplified 2-wheel drive. Four levers in the cab control forward and reverse drive, boom raise and lower, boom extend and retract, bucket load and tip. It can be built with the contents of the largest Meccano Set (10) plus four additional pulley wheel parts. It uses two large tyres which may be difficlut to obtain.

16 pages of text, colour photographs and parts list plus a 12 page booklet of drawings

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.
Jones Mobile Crane
(Code: MP101)
19.90
These comprehensive instructions describe the construction of this typical wheeled crane from the 1950's.
The finished model will capture the appearance and operation of the real thing. Power comes from a Meccano E20R (or E15R) electric motor.

35 pages of text, three dimensional drawings, b/w photographs and parts list.
 

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.
Liebherr Litronic Backhoe Excavator
(Code: MP119)
19.95
These comprehensive instructions describe the construction of this classic construction vehicle. The finished model is a faithful representation in looks and operation. The design allows the model to be built in modules and then assembled together as the finished weight is in excess of 16 kilos.

 
 52
pages of text and colour photographs with a 24 page booklet of assembly colour photographs and a further booklet of diagrams and parts list plus a sheet of decals to add the finishing touch. The builder will require an extensive collection of parts as this is a very complex 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.
Linde Side Loader (Set 10 Model)
(Code: MP225)
12.90
Linde Side loaders are used in timber yards and builders' merchants for lifting and moving long lengths of timber.

Powered by a Meccano Powerdrive motor, the model features forward and reverse drive through a differential, chain-driven mast raising and lowering, and cord-operated steering and mast traversing, all operated by levers in the driver's cab.

16 pages text and 8 pages of colour photo-graphs, plus a separately-stapled, 12-page booklet of diagrams with parts list.



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.
Road Grader
(Code: MCS05)
5.20
These instructions describe the construction of a construction vehicle used for levelling ground.

Intended for the more advanced model builder with a large collection of parts available as there is no parts list. Built predominantly from standard parts with the exception of "ashtray" tyres and some micro switches.

16
pages including text, b/w photographs and differential unit 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.
Skimmer Scoop (Set10 model)
(Code: MP243)
8.60
Instructions only for a revised version of Model 8.5 from the 1956-1961 Set 8 instruction booklets, enhanced for construction with the parts contained in a Set 10, with the luffing of the jib and the sliding mechanism for the digger bucket now motorised, powered by two PDU motors, and incorporating many other improvements to the model's appearance and realism.

Detailed instructions with colour and black and white photographs.  

   

 

Please note 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.

Terex 100 ton Mine Truck (Set 10 model)
(Code: MP131)
13.60
These instructions describe the construction of the biggest mine truck that Terex make in the United Kingdom.  This size is big enough for the comparatively small open-cast mines found in the UK.

This model can be built with the contents of the largest Meccano Set (10), no longer in production with the addition of some non standard parts.

12 pages of text and thirteen colour photographs cover the construction of the chassis, gearbox, differential, rear suspension, bonnet , cab, wheels, steering gear and tipping body

Some experience of constructing a large Meccano model will be required to interpret these instructions.

 

    
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.