These instructions describe an update of an impressive model featured in the three successive issues of "Meccano Magazine" in 1935. Designed at a time just before the introduction of Strip and Flexible Plates, the original model was constructed predominately from Strips. This modernised version takes full advantage of the aforementioned Strip & Flexible Plates, and also made the model capable of movement.
To obtain a high degree of realism a number of items were fabricated – (a) End Plates for the Cylinders from Aluminium Sheet, (b) Wheel Flanges from the same material. (c) Brass Segments for Wheel Cranks and (d) Narrow Single Cranks for the Valve Gear. Flexible Plates were cut to shape for the smoke deflectors and Chimney.
The 32 page instructions detail in sections the construction of Side Frames, Frame Stretchers, Drag Beam, Front Bogie Mounting, Pony Truck Mounting, Rear Sub-Chassis, Outside Axle Box, Front Running Plate, Front Buffer Beam, Smokebox Saddle, Reversing Support Bracket, Detailing, Cylinders, Driving Wheels, Valve Gear etc., Bogie/trailing Wheels, Front Bogie, Rear Fixed Wheels, Trailing Pony Truck, Boiler, Boiler Backplate, Smokebox Fairing, Chimney, Cab, Handrails, and Steps. The Tender description includes Chassis, Side Plating, Front Plating, Rear Plating, Corridor Roof, Corridor Side, Water Tank Top, Coal Space Back, Coal Space Floor, Axle Boxes, Wheels, Buffers, and Detailing.
Illustrated by 26 coloured photographs, and 14 plating diagrams plus a comprehensive 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.