|The first model many a Meccanoman builds with this dream No. 10 set is Leaflet No. 1, the iconic Railway Breakdown Crane, a favourite subject of Frank Hornby. It also provided an ideal use for the equally-iconic Meccano side-plate electric motor.
In MP211, Tony Parmee has produced a radically revised version in which the many ill-conceived mechanisms in the original have been redesigned to produce a sturdy, reliable, fully-functioning and more realistic model, still within the constraints of the Set 10.
Incorporated are developments like sprung axles, powered slewing, fail-safe band brakes, a captive main bearing and working stabilisers enabling the model to lift a 20lb load in perfect safety.
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..