Analysis of Meccano Manuals

1962-1969

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/references of Main Outfit 1-8 manuals - 1962-69
Bright red gloss cover. Inside pages are semi gloss. Different models on each manual cover. English language only. Meccano title in Blue. Wide blue ruler on bottom of rear cover of all manuals.
Size - Manuals 0-1 & 2-3 : 10½" x 6¾" (266x172mm approx.). Manuals 4-5-6 & 7-8 : 10½" x 8½" (266x216mm approx.)
  Outfits 0-1
(16 pages)
  Outfits 2-3
(28 Pages)
Outfits 4-5-6
(84 pages)
Outfits 7-8
(84 pages)
1962 12700
13/101/400 *4
 
  12702
13/162/202
13/462/101
12707
13/101/180 *4
13/462/76
55063
13/362/22,3
 
Differences to above 1962 manuals:-
1962/3 manuals have a semi- gloss cover and inside pages. 1964 manuals have a non glossy but shiny cover with slightly shiny inside pages. Two different language editions (5 languages in each - see below) for each manual. Narrow blue ruler on bottom of rear cover of manual 0-1 only. No rulers on other manuals.
  Outfits 0-1
(16 pages)
  Outfits 2/3
(28 Pages)
Outfits 4/5/6
(84 pages)
Outfits 7-8
(84 pages)
  E/F/H/D/I *1 E/E/P/S/N *1   E/F/H/D/I *1 E/E/P/S/N *1 E/F/H/D/I *1 E/E/P/S/N *1 E/F/H/D/I *1 E/E/P/S/N *1
1962 12720
13/1162/125
12740
13/1162/125
             
1963       12722
13/263/50
12742
13/263/50
12724
13/263/90
     
1964 12720
13/164/150
12740
13/164/175
  12722
13/164/100
12742
13/164/100
  12744
13/164/90
12727
13/10/64/15
 
Differences to above 1962-4 manuals:-
Manuals have a non glossy but shiny cover. Inside pages are very poor paper (newsprint) quality and have discoloured badly over the years. Meccano title in Black. Narrow red ruler on bottom of rear cover of manual 0-1 & 1 only. No rulers on other manuals.
  Outfits 0-1
(16 pages)
Outfit 1
(20 pages)
Outfits 2/3
(28 Pages)
Outfits 4/5/6
(84 pages)
Outfits 7-8
(84 pages)
  E/F/H/D/I *1 E/E/P/S/N *1 E/F/H/D/I *1 E/E/P/S/N *1 E/F/H/D/I *1 E/E/P/S/N *1 E/F/H/D/I *1 E/E/P/S/N *1 E/F/H/D/I *1 E/E/P/S/N *1
1965 55930
13/1264/150
55940
13/1264/150
    55932
13/1264/75
55942
13/1264/75
55934
13/1264/90
     
1966     55930
13/665/50
13/166/150
55940
13/665/50
13/166/150
55932
13/665/50
13/166/100
55942
13/665/50
13/166/100
55934
 
13/166/90
12744
13/665/90
 
  55946
 
13/166/15 *3
1967     55930
13/167/150
55940
13/167/125
55932
13/167/125
55942
13/167/125
  12744
13/167/90
12727
13/167/15
 
1968     55930
13/668/75
55940
13/668/75 *2
55932
13/668/50
55942
13/668/50
55934
13/368/100
     
1969     55930
13/169/100 *2
13/669/75 *2
55940
13/169/75 *2
13/669/50 *2
55932
13/169/75
13/669/75
55942
13/169/50
13/669/50
55934
 
13/669/40
     
1969     162055
13/969/65 *2
  132060
13/969/35
         

Note *1 - E/F/H/D/I (English/Francias/Hollands/Deutsch/Italiano)
E/E/P/S/N (English/Espanol/Portugues/Svensk/Norsk)
Note *2 - These manuals have also been seen with export stickers on them.
Note *3 - This is a curiosity as the manual also has a Dutch title on the front, although the manual is not the Dutch version inside.
Note *4 - The '101' in the print code is thought to mean '1061'.
Note 5 - These manuals all had both a print code and the new style print reference

Print codes/references of outfit No. 9 & 10 leaflets 1962-69
Leaflet No. Pages 1962 1963 1966 1967 1968 1969
9
Leaflet
Cover
4 12/462/7
127090-12710
-- -- -- -- --
9.1 6 12751 -- -- -- -- --
9.2 6 12752 -- -- -- -- --
9.3 6 12753 -- -- -- -- --
9.4 6 12754 -- -- -- -- --
9.5 6 12755 -- -- -- -- --
9.6 6 12756 -- -- -- -- --
9.7 6 12757 -- -- -- -- --
9.8 6 12758 -- -- -- -- --
9.9 6 12759 -- -- -- -- --
9.10 6 12760 -- -- -- -- --
10.1 6 13/462/2 -- 13/466/1.5 -- -- 13/369/2
10.2 6 -- -- 13/466/1.5 -- -- 13/369/2
10.3 4 13/462/2 -- -- -- 55023 *1
13/568/2
--
10.4 6 13/462/2 -- -- 13/367/1.5 -- --
10.5 6 13/462/2 -- -- 13/367/1.5 -- --
10.6 6 13/462/2 -- 13/466/1.5 -- -- 13/369/2
10.7 6 13/462/2 -- 13/466/1.5 -- -- 13/369/2
10.8 6 -- 55028 *1
13/163/1.5
-- 13/367/1.5 -- --
10.9 4 -- 55029 *1
13/163/1.5
55029 *1
13/466/1.5
-- -- 55029 *1
13/369/2
10.10 6 13/462/2 -- 13/466/1.5 -- -- 13/369/2
10.11 8 13/462/1.5 -- 13/466/1.5 -- -- 13/369/2
10.12 8 13/462/1.5 -- 13/466/1.5 -- -- 13/369/2
10.13 8 13/462/1.5 -- -- 13/367/1.5 -- --
10.14 4 13/462/1.5 -- -- 13/367/1.5 -- --
10.15 6 13/462/2 -- -- 13/367/1.5 -- --
10.16 6 -- 55036 *1
13/163/1.5
-- 13/367/1.5 -- --
10.17 6 13/462/2 -- -- -- 55037 *1
13/568/2
--
10.18 8 13/462/1.5 -- -- 13/367/1.5 -- --
10.19 8 13/462/1.5 -- -- 13/367/1.5 -- --
10.20 6 13/462/2 -- -- -- 55040 *1
13/568/2
--

Note *1 - These set 10 leaflets had both a print code and the new style print reference. All the other set 10 leaflets just had the old style print code.

 

Pagination/contents of Main Outfit 0-8 manuals - 1962-69
  Outfit 0-1 (UK)
(16 pages)
Outfit 0-1 (multi)
(20 pages)
Outfit 1 (multi)
(20 pages)
Outfit 2-3 (UK)
(28 pages)
Outfit 2-3 (multi)
(28 pages)
Outfit 4-5-6 (UK)
(84 pages)
Outfit 4-5-6 (multi)
(84 pages)
Outfit 7-8 (UK)
(84 pages)
Outfit 7/8 (multi)
(88 pages)
Welcome to Meccanoland
(English only)
Inside front cover -- -- Inside front cover -- Inside front cover -- -- --
Welcome to Meccanoland
(5 languages)
-- IFC & page 1 IFC & page 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
Model Building with Meccano the modern way -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Inside front cover --
How to use this book
(5 languages)
-- -- -- -- Inside front cover -- Inside front cover -- IFC &
Page 1
Contents of Meccano outfits 0 & 1 Inside front cover Page 2 Page 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Contents of Meccano outfits 2 & 3 -- -- -- Inside front cover Inside front cover -- -- -- --
Contents of Meccano outfits 4 - 6 -- -- -- -- -- Inside front cover Inside front cover -- --
Contents of Meccano outfits 7 & 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Page 1
Models 0.1 - 0.12 Pages
1 - 6
Pages
3 - 8
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.1 - 1.12
(old 0.1 - 0.12 renumbered)
-- -- Pages
3 - 8
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.1 - 1.12 (original) Pages
7 - 12
Pages
9 - 14
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.13 - 1.24 -- -- Pages
9 - 14
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.1 - 2.16 -- -- -- Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
-- -- -- --
Models 3.1 - 3.16 -- -- -- Pages
9 - 24
Pages
9 - 24
-- -- -- --
Models 4.1 - 4.16 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 16
Pages
1 - 16
-- --
Models 5.1 - 5.16 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
17 - 47
Pages
17 - 47
-- --
Models 6.1 - 6.16 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
48 - 80
Pages
48 - 80
-- --
Models 7.1 - 7.22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 33
Pages
4 - 36
Models 8.1 - 8.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
34 - 80
Pages
37 - 83
Basic Meccano Constructions
(English only)
Inside Rear Cover -- -- Inside Rear Cover -- Inside Rear Cover -- Inside Front Cover --
Basic Meccano Constructions
(5 languages)
-- Pages
15 - 16
Pages
15 - 16
-- -- -- -- -- Pages
2 - 3
Illustrated list of parts used in the outfit models (English only) Rear Cover -- -- Rear Cover -- Rear Cover -- -- --
Illustrated list of parts used in the outfit models (5 languages) -- IRC/RC IRC/RC -- IRC/RC -- IRC/RC IRC/RC Pages 84,
IRC & RC
 

Print codes/references of Special Outfit manuals - 1962-69
Play-set - This is a folded leaflet - 5" x 4.05" (127mm x 103mm) - Unfolded size 20" x 8.1"
2MS Sup - This is a folded leaflet - 9¾" x 8½" (248mm x 216mm) - Unfolded size 29¼" x 8½"
Junior Powerdrive - Size 10½" x 8½" (267mm x 216mm approx)
Powerdrive - Size 10½" x 8½" (267mm x 216mm approx)
  Play-set 2MS Supplement
(6 pages)
Junior
Powerdrive

(20 pages)
Powerdrive
(24 pages)
1965 -- -- -- 55970
16/865/15
1966 55977
No date
-- -- 55970
16/666/7.5
16/1266/7.5
1967 -- -- 55971
16/667/10
55970
16/1167/15m
1968 -- 55076
16/568
55971
16/6/68
16/11/68
--
1969 55977
No date
55977/2
No date
55076
16/5/69
55971
16/4/69
55970
16/4/69
16/7/69

Note 1 - The dates of the Play-set manuals are approximate
Note 2 - These manuals all had both a print code and the new style print reference.

 
Pagination/contents of Special Outfit/Set manuals - 1962-69
  Junior Powerdrive
(20 pages *1)
Powerdrive
(24 pages *1 *2)
2MS
(6 Pages)
Operating instructions for the Junior Powerdrive Motor Pages 2 - 3 -- Page 1
Operating instructions for the Powerdrive Motor -- Pages 2 - 3 --
Contents of Set Page 5 Page 5 Page 6
How to use this book Pages 4 - 5 Pages 4 - 5 --
Models PJ.1 - PJ.12 Pages 6 - 17 -- --
Models P.1 - P.16 -- Pages 6 - 21 --
Models for 2MS set -- -- Pages 1 - 6
Illustrated "Catalogue Numbers of Meccano Parts" Pages 18 - 20 Pages 22 - 24 --

Note *1 - Page numbering includes the covers
Note *2 - The model pages are not numbered although the pages before and after are.


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