Analysis of Meccano Manuals

1948-1953

Data on Meccano Manuals

Confirmation of those print codes in red is required (Scans of these manuals would also be appreciated)
Also details of any editions not included would be appreciated

Print codes of Main outfit 0 manuals - 1948-53
  8 pages, Yellow paper, black print. Kitten sitting left, Meccano crane centre & boy sitting right.
Size 11 7/8" x 6 7/8" (300x176mm) approx
8 pages, Off white paper, black print. Open set left, boy reclining centre, Meccano crane right.
Size 11 7/8" x 6 7/8" (300x176mm) approx
1948 48.0
13/148/37.5
--
1949 49.0
13/449/5
13/949/6
--
1950 50.0
13/250/10
13/450/14
13/950/25
--
1951 -- 51.0
13/451/30
13/651/20
13/1051/25
1952 -- 52.0
*13/552/15
*13/952/15
1953 -- 53.0
*513/753/20
*13/1053/12.5

Note 1 - Manual contents differ only in part 155 being shown in the 1948-50 manuals and part 142c in 1951-3
Note 2 - * Indicates that a '*' appears on the front cover of the manual - means that there is usually a Meccano magazine/Guild application form bound in the ends of that manual on a half width page.

Print codes of Main Outfit 1-10 manuals - 1948-53
Dark cover, Green band at front base. Man, two boys and Meccano blocksetter crane depicted (Except 5/48 No.9 manual - see below)
Manual size 12¼" x 7½" (312x190mm) approx
  Outfit 1
(16 pages)
Outfit 2
(20 pages)
Outfit 3
(24 pages)
Outfit 4
(32 pages)
Outfit 5
(40 pages)
Outfit 6
(48 pages)
Outfit 7/8
(76 pages)
Outfit 9
(52 pages)
(1948/9)
Outfit 9
(68 pages)
(1949/53)
Outfit 10
(68 pages)
1948 48.1
13/348/30
 
13/748/25(2P)
13/948/30(3P)
 
 
48.2
13/348/30
 
13/748/15(2P)
13/948/25(3P)
 
 
48.3
13/348/30
 
13/748/25(2P)
 
13/1048/27.5(3P)
 
48.4
13/348/18
 
13/748/15(2P)
 
13/1048/11(3P)
 
48.5
13/348/12
 
13/748/15(2P)
 
13/1048/12(3P)
 
48.6
13/348/8
 
 
13/948/10(2P)
13/1048/10(3P)
13/1148/10(3P)
48.7/8
13/348/5
 
 
13/948/7.5(3P)
 
13/1148/10(4P)
48.9
 
13/548/2.5
13/648/2
 
 
 
-- --
1949 49.1
 
 
13/749/40
 
 
49.2
 
13/449/40
13/749/35
 
 
49.3
 
 
13/749/35
 
 
49.4
 
13/449/30
 
 
 
49.5
 
 
13/749/15
 
 
49.6
 
13/449/30
 
13/949/12
 
49.7/8
 
13/449/15
 
 
13/1049/20
48.9 (O.S.B.)
13/349/1.6
 
 
 
 
49.9
 
 
13/749/10
 
 
49.10
 
 
13/749/3
 
 
1950 50.1
13/350/5
13/450/38
13/550/28
 
 
13/1050/25
13/151/20
50.2
13/350/5
13/450/45
13/550/35
 
 
13/1050/25
13/151/20
50.3
13/350/5
13/450/42
13/550/32
 
 
13/1050/25
13/151/20
50.4
 
13/450/35
13/550/25
13/650/16
 
13/1050/20
 
50.5
 
13/450/25
13/550/15
13/650/16
 
13/1050/15
 
50.6
 
13/450/33
13/550/23
13/650/5
13/650/16
13/1050/15
 
50.7/8
 
13/450/20
13/550/10
13/650/13
 
13/1050/10
 
-- 50.9
 
 
 
13/650/6.5
 
 
 
50.10
 
 
 
 
 
13/1050/1.5
 
1951 51.1
 
13/451/30
 
13/651/20
 
13/1051/40
51.2
 
 
13/551/25
13/651/20
 
13/1051/40
51.3
 
 
13/551/25
13/651/10
 
13/1051/35
51.4
13/351/15
 
 
13/651/20
 
13/1051/25
51.5
13/351/15
 
 
13/651/10
 
13/1051/20
51.6
 
 
 
13/651/30
 
13/1051/20
51.7/8
 
 
 
13/651/10
 
13/1051/15
-- 51.9
 
 
 
13/651/6
 
 
51.10
 
 
 
 
13/751/3
 
1952 52.1
* 13/452/20
* 13/952 30
 
52.2
* 13/452/20
 
* 13/1252/20
52.3
* 13/452/20
 
* 13/1252/20
52.4
* 13/452/15
* 13/952/12.5
 
52.5
13/452/10
* 13/952/7.5
 
52.6
* 13/452/15
 
 
52.7/8
* 13/452/10
 
 
-- -- --
1953 53.1
 
* 13/353/25
 
 
* 13/753/20
* 13/1053/20
 
* 13/1253/6
53.2
 
* 13/353/25
 
 
* 13/753/20
* 13/1053/15
 
 
53.3
 
* 13/353/20
 
 
* 13/753/20
* 13/1053/10
 
* 13/1253/6
53.4
* 13/153/20
 
 
 
* 13/753/20
 
* 13/1153/8
 
53.5
* 13/153/12.5
 
 
 
 
* 13/1053/10
 
 
53.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* 13/1253/3
-- -- 53.9
 
 
 
* 13/6.53/2
 
 
 
 
53.10
 
 
* 13/453/2.3
 
 
 
 
 

NOTES:-

 

Pagination/contents of Main Outfit 0-10 manuals - 1948-53
  Outfit 0
(8 pages *1)
Outfit 1
(16 pages)
Outfit 2
(20 pages)
Outfit 3
(24 pages)
Outfit 4
(32 pages)
Outfit 5
(40 pages)
Outfit 6
(48 pages)
Outfit 7/8
(76 pages)
Outfit 9
(52 pages)
(1948/9)
Outfit 9
(68 pages)
(1949-53)
Outfit 10
(68 pages)
Real Engineering in Miniature -- Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
How to Begin the Fun Page 2 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 -- Page 1 --
Contents of set Page 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Important notes on motors & parts -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Page 1
Models 0.1 - 0.6 Page 3 Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.7 - 0.12 Page 4 Page 3 Page 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.13 - 0.21 Pages
5 - 6
Pages
4 - 5
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.22 - 0.25 Page 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.1 - 1.6 -- Page 6 Page 4 Page 3 Page 4 Page 4 Page 4 -- -- -- --
Models 1.7 - 1.10 -- Page 7 Page 5 Page 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.11 - 1.18 -- Pages
8 - 9
Pages
6 - 7
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.19 - 1.25 -- Pages
10 - 11
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.1 - 2.8 -- -- Pages
8 - 9
Pages
5 - 6
Pages
3 - 4
Pages
3 - 4
Pages
3 - 4
-- -- -- --
Models 2.9 - 2.12 -- -- Page 10 Page 7 Page 5 -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.13 - 2.16 -- -- Page 11 Page 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.17 - 2.25 -- -- Pages 12 - 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 3.1 - 3.8 -- -- -- Pages
9 - 11
Pages
6 - 8
Pages
5 - 7
Pages
5 - 7
-- -- -- --
Models 3.9 - 3.16 -- -- -- Pages
12 - 14
Pages
9 - 11
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 3.17 - 3.25 -- -- -- Pages
15 - 18
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 4.1 - 4.9 -- -- -- -- Pages
12 - 15
Pages
8 - 11
Pages
8 - 11
-- -- -- --
Models 4.10 - 4.17 -- -- -- -- Pages
16 - 19
Pages
12 - 15
-- -- -- -- --
Models 4.18 - 4.25 -- -- -- -- Pages
20 - 24
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 5.1 - 5.9 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
16 - 20
Pages
12 - 16
-- -- -- --
Models 5.10 - 5.25 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
21- 32
-- -- -- -- --
Models 6.1 - 6.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
17 - 40
-- -- -- --
Models 7.1 - 7.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
2 - 28
-- -- --
Models 8.1 - 8.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
29 - 70
-- -- --
Models 9.1 - 9.25
(pre-war)
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 46
-- --
Models 9.1 - 9.25
(post-war)
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
2 - 61
--
Models 10.1 - 10.20
(pre-war)
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
3 - 61
Selection of set 1 models and extra parts needed Page 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
How To Continue -- Page 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Build bigger and better models -- -- Page 15 Page 19 Page 25 Page 33 Page 41 -- -- -- --
Examples of Standard Mech's -- -- Page 16 Page 20 Page 26 Page 34 Page 42 -- -- Page 1 Page 1
More examples of Standard Mech's -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Page 1 Page 1
Contents of Meccano outfits -- -- -- - Pages
27 - 28
Pages
35 - 36
Pages
43 - 44
Pages
71 - 72
Pages
47 - 47
Pages
63 - 64
Pages
63 - 64
Meccano Parts (Illustrated) -- IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC

Note *1 - Page numbering includes the covers
Note 2 - From 1952 there is usually a Meccano magazine/Guild application form bound in the ends of that manual on a half width page


 

Print codes of Accessory outfit 0A manuals - 1948-53
  8 pages, Yellow paper, black print. Kitten sitting left, Meccano crane centre & boy sitting right.
Size 11 7/8" x 6 7/8" (300x176mm) approx
8 pages, Off white paper, black print. Open set left, boy reclining centre, Meccano crane right.
Size 11 7/8" x 6 7/8" (300x176mm) approx
1948 48.0A
13/648/10
13/1148/10(2P)
--
1949 -- --
1950 50.0A
13/550/20
--
1951 -- --
1952 -- 52.0A
13/352/7.5
13/952/10
1953 -- --
 
Print codes of Accessory outfit 1A-6A manuals - 1948-53
Red shiny cover, Black print. Boy on left with Meccano blocksetter in centre. Real blocksetter in white circle on the right. (Note manuals dated 6/48 and 48.6A dated 8/47 ?? have gloss covers). Red & green models.
Manual size 12¼" x 7½" (312x190mm) approx
  Outfit 1A
(12 pages)
Outfit 2A
(16 pages)
Outfit 3A
(20 pages)
Outfit 4A
(24 pages)
Outfit 5A
(28 pages)
Outfit 6A
(32 pages)
1948 48.1A
13/348/8
13/648/8
 
13/1148/10(2P)
 
48.2A
13/348/8
13/648/10
 
13/1148/10(2P)
 
48.3A
13/348/8
13 648/10
 
13/1148/10 (2P)
 
48.4A
13/348/5 (H)
13/648/12
 
 
13/1248/3
48.5A
13/348/4
13/648/12
 
13/1148/5(2P)
 
48.6A
13/348/3
 
13.847/5(2P)
13/1148/5(3P)
 
1949 49.1A
 
13/449/22.5
 
49.2A
 
 
13/749/22.5
49.3A
 
 
13/749/22.5
49.4A
 
13/449/17.5
 
49.5A
 
13/449/15
 
49.6A
13/149/2.5(IP)
13/449/15
 
1950 50.1A
 
13/450/10
 
13/1050/15
50.2A
 
13/450/7.5
 
13/1050/15
50.3A
 
13/450/10
 
13/1050/15
50.4A
 
13/450/15
 
13/1050/7.5
50.5A
 
13/450/5
13/650/5
13/1050/7.5
50.6A
13/350/2.5
13/450/2.5
13/650/2.5
13/1050/7.5
1951 51.1A
 
13/351/12.5
 
13/1051/15 *1
51.2A
 
13/351/12.5
 
13/1051/15
51.3A
13/151/15
 
 
13/1051/15
51.4A
 
13/351/10
 
13/1051/15 *1
51.5A
13/151/4.5
 
13/651/10
13/1051/12.5
51.6A
 
13/351/7.5
 
13/1051/12.5
1952 52.1A
 
13/952/17.5
52.2A
13/452/10
13/952/10
52.3A
13/452/10
13/952/12.5
52.4A
13/452/10
13/952/7.5
52.5A
 
13/952/10
--
1953 53.1A
 
13/6.53/10
53.2A
 
13/6.53/15
53.3A
 
13/6.53/15
53.4A
 
13/6.53/12.5 *2
53.5A
 
13/6 53/7.5 *3
53.6A
13/353/10
 

Note *1 - These print codes have also been seen with '1015' as well as '1051'. Obviously an error affect part of the print run
Note *2 - The 1953 4a manual has also been seen with a comma instead of a dot in the print code - i.e. 13/6,53/12.5
Note *3 - The 1953 5a manual has a space instead of a dot

 

Pagination/contents of Accessory outfit 0A-6A manuals - 1948-53
  Outfit 0A
(8 pages *1)
Outfit 1A
(12 pages)
Outfit 2A
(16 pages)
Outfit 3A
(20 pages)
Outfit 4A
(24 pages)
Outfit 5A
(28 pages)
Outfit 6A
(32 pages)
Real Engineering in Miniature Page 2 Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
Models 1.1 - 1.25 Pages
3 - 8
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.1 - 2.25 -- Pages
1 - 7
-- -- -- -- --
Models 3.1 - 3.25 -- -- Pages
1 - 10
-- -- -- --
Models 4.1 - 4.25 -- -- -- Pages
1 - 13
-- -- --
Models 5.1 - 5.25 -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 17
-- --
Models 6.1 - 6.25 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 24
--
Models 7.1 - 7.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 27
Build bigger and better models Page 8 Page 8 Page 11 Page 14 Page 18 -- --
Examples of Standard Mech's -- -- Page 12 Page 15 Page 19 -- Page 28
More examples of Standard Mech's -- -- -- Page 16 Page 20 -- --
Meccano Parts (Illustrated) -- IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC

Note *1 - Page numbering includes the covers

 

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