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FIRST CHOICE FOR MECCANO MODEL BUILDERS

Fairground & Games

"AUNT SALLY" Amusement Machine
(Code: MP202)
3.90
A model building plan describing a revised version of the February 1961 "Model of the Month", redesigned where necessary to produce a reliably-working and entertaining exhibition model, and with the addition of a timed coin-operated mechanism. The model uses a Meccano sideplate motor (E20R or E15R) but other types of motor can be substituted. The plan includes a reproduction in full of the original "Model of the Month" leaflet. This model can be built with the contents of a Set 10

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.
Big Wheel or Ferris Wheel (Set 10 model)
(Code: MP96)
5.60
These instructions describe the construction of this typical Fun-Fair version. The drive replicates the real thing represented by Meccano Spring Cord driving the perimeter, powered by a lightly powered motor of the builder's choice.

 12 pages of text and b/w photographs. No parts list is included. As this can be built from the contents of the largest Meccano Set (10) that is assumed to be the contents list, although not every part will be needed.

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.
Chess Set
(Code: MP218)
7.90
A demonstration of the creative possibilities of Meccano, this artistic display model will grace any living room, and with its 21" x 21" baseboard and 32 movable pieces in distinct colour combinations, can be used to combine the hobbies of Meccano and chess playing. With 20 pages of 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.
Disneyland Matterhorn Bobsleds
(Code: MP77)
5.90
These instructions are a guide for the construction of this substantial model based on a model featured in the October 1979 Meccano Magazine.

It is possible to mostly construct this with the contents of the largest Meccano Set (10). Experience of Meccano model building will be required as the instructions are not detailed so reference and interpretation will have to be made from the photographs.

  20
pages of 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.
Double Flyboats (Set10 model)
(Code: MP241)
8.60

These instructions describe the construction of a model which is a development on Liverpool Super Model No. 33a, a large, classic exhibition model, adapted for building within the constraints of a Set 10.

 

Powered by a PDU motor, improvements include the concealment of the motor and intermittent drive mechanism inside the plinth.

 

12 pages with text, colour photographs and parts list, plus separately-stapled Super Model Leaflet No. 33.

            

 

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.

 

Electric Fruit Machine
(Code: MP71)
13.20
These instructions describe the construction of this complex model of a typical electro-mechanical arcade machine. The model is based on the contents of the largest Meccano Set (10) with the addition of four electric motors (MO, Powerdrive 6-ratio, and Decaperm) and a few inexpensive additions.

The finished model measures 20" high x 15" wide x 15" deep.

This model is intended for advanced model builders  

  52
pages of text, b/w photographs, diagrams 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.
Elevating Sky Ride
(Code: MP82)
5.90
These instructions describing the construction of this model based on a ride at the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival in 1992.
 
This model has a counterbalanced arm about 4 feet long which raises to 30 inches high and swings in a 7 foot circle. It has a semi or full automatic control with an operating cycle of about 3 minutes.

20
pages of 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.
Fairground Octopus
(Code: MP98)
8.00
These instructions describe the construction of this popular Fairground ride. The finished model measures 3.5ft in diameter.

14 pages of text, b/w photographs, computer generated pictures 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.
Fairground Roundabout or Carousel (Set 10 model)
(Code: MP80)
5.90
These instructions describing the construction of this model based on a typical Roundabout ride. It has a selection of rides within.
 
This model has been designed to be built with the contents of the largest Meccano Set (10) plus a 6-ratio Power Drive Motor.

20
pages of 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.
Fairground Super Ride (Set 10+ model)
(Code: MP140)
5.60
These instructions describe a model which can be mostly constucted from the contents of the largest Meccano( No.10) set, based on a ride that used to be on Walton-on-the-Naze Pier.

Like the real thing, the cars take off and free fall for a distance over the large hump when it gets up to speed. It includes an automatic stop/start intermittent drive, with maximum torque to overcome inertia at the start, accelerating to 'take off' speed before decelerating and stopping.

The Braced Girder railings are not, within the set, but are attractively appropriate and not essential to the model. Instructions include sections on the Base Frame, Base Ring, Mechanism Housing, Centre Housing, Automatic Mechanism, Non-Automatic Mechanism, Running Deck, Rotating Assembly, Kiosk and Steps, Motor Cover Door, and Fence Surround.

 

Eight page text instructions are supplemented by four pages of eight large and clear 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure-of-Eight Roller Coaster
(Code: MP66)
4.95
These instructions describe the construction of this iconic Fairground ride.

The finished model measures 4 feet x 2 feet x 1.75 feet high.

Experience of building Meccano models will be required to follow these instructions.


 18 pages of 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.
Fully Automated Rotawheels
(Code: MP152)
13.20
Instructions for this electrically driven self-programming model which stands about 4 feet high. The double arm boom carries two 15" diameter wheels each with six chairs. 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.
Fully Automated Rotawheels (Set 10+ model)
(Code: MP152)
13.20
These instructions describe the construction of this substantial model standing about 4ft high.
 
When finished the model is electrically sequenced to provide five half revolutions of the double arm with pauses for the loading/unloading sequence during which the barriers are automatically operated, followed by a pre-set running period.

Most of the parts are contained in the largest standard Meccano Set (10) with a few additions and Electrikit parts.
             
                       
The 32 pages include text and 16 large format b&w pictures to work from.
                                                               

 

 

       
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giant Waltzer Roundabout
(Code: MP68)
7.50
These instructions describe the construction of this large representation of a popular Fairground attraction.

Overall diameter is 4 feet.

  26
pages of text, b/w photographs, diagrams 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.
Horse Racing Game
(Code: MP88)
7.00
These instructions describe the construction a Meccano version of a game often seen in seaside amusement arcades. The game is played by rolling a ball up a slope into one of several holes with differing values, which translate into movement forward for the player's horse. The winner is the first past the post.
 
The model uses a large quantity of angle girders and strip plates plus three 6-ratio Power Drive Motors.

14
pages of text, isometric drawings 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.
Improved Roller Coaster
(Code: MP66A)
4.95
These instructions describe a similar model to that in Model Plan 66, but larger. Only the functional part of the model is described, Model Plan 66 will be required if the Boarding Platform, Paybooth, ect are to be included.

The finished model measures 61 inches x 19-1/2 inches x 25 inches high.

Experience of building Meccano models will be required to follow these instructions.


 18 pages of 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.
Magician (Set10+ model)
(Code: MP238)
6.90
These instructions describe the construction of is of a rare, late 1960's dealer's display model, revised to be buildable with a Set 10 plus a few extra parts.             

The Magician, with his moving head, mouth, ears and arms performs his trick of making his two nephews on the table in front of him magically disappear and then reappear, "Just like that!" 

Requires a Decaperm, Crouzet or similar motor.

 

16 pages including text, IsoMec drawings, 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.

Marble Bouncer
(Code: MP62)
1.75
These instructions describe the construction of this popular model type. When built a Archimedean Crew lifts marble to the top of a tower where they bounce on rubber diaphragms into a catcher before being recycled.

For the construction of this model it is assumed that the builder has experience with the use of Meccano.
 
4 pages including text, b/w picture 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.
Rotating Big Wheel
(Code: MP129)
9.60

These instructions describe the construction of a popular attraction in fairgrounds, This model     received the runners up award for the model of the year competition at the North East London Meccano Club in 1999.

16 page instructions of text with fifteen clear constructional colour photographs, and a parts list describe sections for the Model Base, various Access Steps, Roller Bearing, Rotating Base, Main Standards, Wheel & Cars, Assembly, and Drive Mechanisms.

 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table Hockey Game
(Code: MP75)
2.55
These instructions describe the construction of a Table Hockey Game for two or four players. It consists of two forward players, two back players and a goalkeeper on each side.

The finished model measures 32" long x 19" wide x 7" high.

 12
pages of text, b/w photographs, diagrams 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.
Terror Tower White Knuckle Ride (Set 10 model)
(Code: MP142)
8.00
These instructions describes the construction of the "Terror Tower" which is based on a full size " white knuckle" ride, but is not an exact scale replica. The ride has a square framework with three seats each side, facing outwards, around the tower. After loading, the seats are hoisted slowly up the tower and pause a few seconds at the top. They then plummet downwards, rapidly breaking to stop at a safe height from the ground. Another short pause and the seats are lowered safely to a soft landing at ground level to unload. Fully automatic gearbox and braking systems enable hands-free operation, with a complete cycle taking about two minutes, which is kind to the motor.

The model stands 6' 6" tall. (only the top two feet is shown in the above illustration) and is designed to be built from the largest, now discontinued, Meccano (No.10) Set. It needs a Decaperm, P.D.U. or E15R/E20R type motor as the only extra.

The eight pages of instructions are accompanied by eleven pages of constructional drawings. Outer and inner covers feature a further ten illustrations in colour.

A parts list is included.

 

       
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "Revolution" Roller Coaster
(Code: MP74)
7.50
These instructions describing the construction of this model based on a Blackpool Pleasure Beach ride.

Scaled to approximately 1:20 it is 10ft long.

This model is intended for advanced model builders used to text based instructions.

  28
pages of 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.