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FIRST CHOICE FOR MECCANO MODEL BUILDERS

Model Building Guides

Everything About - Roller Bearings
(Code: M-ERB)
7.20

 

An indispensable guide for the Meccano crane builder with an overview of the many types of roller bearings possible in Meccano, suitable for models large and small of different prototypes, and solutions to the technical requirement and challenges provided by each, using standard Meccano parts and, where necessary, user-curved perforated strips.

 
Roller bearings for excavators and other rotating superstructures are also covered.

40 Pages

Everything About Peter Goddards Blocksetting Cranes
(Code: M-EA4)
29.95
Two volumes covering an account of the background, inspiration and methods in making these models.
Everything Automotive - Differentials & Rear Axles
(Code: M-EA1)
7.20

The Everything Automotive series of publications overview the theory and practice of automotive mechanics - manual and automatic gearboxes, transmissions, clutches, axles, differentials and steering, and their realisation in Meccano, with explanations of many practical examples which can be built from the drawings.

This volume covers: Differential theory, Crown Wheels, Traditional pattern differential, Heavy-duty unit, Casings, Heavy vehicle    mechanisms, Hub reduction, A double-reduction unit, Twin axles, "Third differentials", A ball-bearing axle, The Kirkstall double-reduction axle, Two-speed axles, A differential lock, Limited-slip differentials, Front-wheel and four-wheel drive

36 pages

Everything Automotive - Front Axles and Steering
(Code: M-EA2)
8.00

 

The Everything Automotive series of publications overview the theory and practice of automotive mechanics - manual and automatic gearboxes, transmissions, clutches, axles, differentials and steering, and their realisation in Meccano, with explanations of many practical examples which can be built from the drawings.

This volume covers: History of the steerable axle, , Beam axles, Development of steerable stub axles, Development of Ackerman steering, Steering of twin front axles, Three-wheelers and steering, Four-wheel steering in a modern saloon car, Camber angle and toe-in, Spindle trail and castor angle, King-pin inclination, Steering box design, Remote control and power-assisted steering, Commercial vehicle designs, Sports car designs, Heavy vehicle modelling.
                      

 

40 pages

Everything Automotive - Gearboxes
(Code: M-EA3)
12.00

 

The Everything Automotive series of publications overview the theory and practice of automotive mechanics - manual and automatic gearboxes, transmissions, clutches, axles, differentials and steering, and their realisation in Meccano, with explanations of many practical examples which can be built from the drawings.

This volume covers: Two-speed and reverse gearbox, "An Epicyclic Gearbox for Poor Mortals", An experimental epicyclic automatic transmission, Three-speed automatic transmission, Three-speed gate-change gearboxes, DNLR automatic transmission. Constant-mesh gearbox, Bugatti 'Type 53' 3-speed gearbox, Three-speed automatic transmission for Daimler Fleetline bus, Four-speed and rev. gearbox (Type 1), Gear selection, An alternative approach to ratios, Two six-speed Scammell-type gearboxes, A mathematical approach to ratios, More on gear changing and de-clutching, Four-speed and rev. gearbox (Type 2), Four-speed and rev. gearbox (Type 3), Mini-4 + reverse geometric-ration gearbox, Arithmetic gearbox with 6 speeds & reverse, Six-speed and reverse gearbox (% increase ratios), Eight-speed , nd reverse gearbox (% increase ratios), Six ratio traditional gearbox
                                                          

 

40 pages

Everything Epicyclic
(Code: M-EE)
7.20

This publication gives a thorough overview and explanation of the theory and practice of epicyclic gearing with many examples of its realisation and application in Meccano, mechanisms and complete models which can be built from the photographs and drawings.

  

36 pages

Eye Candy - 150 Meccano Mechanisms
(Code: M-SAMSEC)
15.95
A compilation of full-colour CAD-rendered technical tips and building techniques, described and edited by Anthony Els.
Meccano Magazine Models of the Month
(Code: M-MMMM)
19.95
All 38 classic "Models of the Month" which appeard in the Meccano Magazine from 1656 to 1962 complete with supplimentary building instructions