Update History

Date Page Details
29/01/16 '1954' - Manual Data Another edition of the 1956 outfit 4 manual has been seen
(Thanks to Mick Burgess for the info)
29/01/16 '1937' - Manual Data
'1954' - Manual Data
Extra 1937 American editions have been included
Also note of a printing error on the cover of the 1961 0a manual
(Thanks to Kendrick Bisset for the info)
22/11/15 '1937' - Manual Data
'1941' - Manual Data
A misprint in the code for the 1940 No 1 manual has been seen
Also correction of mid 1941 manual dimensions
(Thanks to Mick Burgess for the info)
16/08/15 '1928' - Manual Data
'1928' - Manual Changes
The 1928 Outfit 0 Australian manual has now been seen.
(Thanks to Phil Colbourn for the info)
14/06/15 '1948' - Manual Covers
'1948' - Manual Data
'1948' - Manual Changes
Another sticker has been seen for the 1948 No.9 manuals regarding the unavailability of the No.2 Clockwork Motor
(Thanks to Ron Kurtz for the info)
ALL PAGES All the photo galleries in the Manual Covers pages have been amended so that they will work properly with touch screen devices
A small change to the formatting of all webpages - The header and footer now scroll with the main text. It allows more info to be visible at any one time.
21/05/15 '1934' - Manual Data
'1941' - Manual Data
The Outfit 0-E 31/1236/5 (UK) manual has also been seen overprinted for war use.
(Thanks to Greg Rahn for the info)
Also the print codes of all '1236' manuals appear to have had a '31' misprint for the prefix instead of the normal '13'
'Other' - Manual Data The 1929 Australian Standard Mechanisms Manual which was overprinted was probably used for the UK market as its price was amended to 1/-
(Thanks to Greg Rahn for the info)
19/05/15 '1962' - Manual Data Some print references for 1966 and 1968 were wrong - now corrected
16/05/15 '1922' - Manual Data A late 1925 Book 1 - print code 1125/1 has now been seen
(Thanks to Clive Weston for the info)
25/04/15 '1928' - Manual Data More information on the hardback combined manuals
(Thanks to Greg Rahn for the info)
20/04/15 '1928' - Manual Data Print codes of Canadian editions of the 1931 00-0 and 00-2 manuals have been added.
(00-2 print code previously incomplete)
(Thanks to Greg Rahn for the info)
15/11/14 '1941' - Manual Data
'1934' - Manual Data
'1928' - Manual Data
A 1934 Ba, 834/7.5 manual overprinted for wartime outfit 3a use.
A Canadian edition of the 1935 A-E manual (13/735/.25(Can)) has now been seen.
A Canadian edition of the 1931 00-2 manual has now been seen (print code incomplete)
(Thanks to Greg Rahn for the info).
05/02/14 '1922' - Manual Data
'1928' - Manual Data
'1928' - Manual Changes
The print code of the 1925 Overseas Book A (No.25A) has now been confirmed.
A Canadian edition of the 1930 4-7 manual (No.30) has also been seen.
29/11/13 'Other' - Introduction
'Other' - Manual Covers
'Other' - Manual Data
'Other' - Manual Changes
Two more editions of the 1912/13 Meccano Motor manual have now been seen.
14/11/13 1908-16 - Manual Covers
1908-16 - Manual Data
1908-16 - Manual Changes
A second version of the 1913 Colonial manual has now been seen.
The 1911 American manual has been examined.
1922-27 - Manual Data
1922-27 - Manual Changes
The 1923 Book A has now been examined.
12/11/13 1916-21 - Manual Data
1916-21 - Manual Changes
The 1921 Book 1 manual has now been examined.
1922-27 - Manual Data
1922-27 - Manual Changes
A 1927 Book 1 Export edition has now been examined.
22/10/13 1908-16 - Manual Data
1908-16 - Manual Changes
An early 1912 Liverpool (English) manual showing all keyway parts is now thought to exist.
09/10/13 'Theme' - Manual Data
'Theme' - Manual Changes
The American edition of the HSMD manual is now known to date from 1910 instead of 1909.
The Ref No. has been changed from 09.2 to 10.2 to suit.
USA Copyright Info Information on copyright dates etc. for American manuals has been added.
A note has also been added to all the relevant 'Manual Data' pages.
'Addon' - Manual Data Correction of an error in the print code for the 1954 edition of the Gears manual.
1941 - Manual Data Addition of wartime overprinted Aa manual 13/137/2.5(ENG-SP).
10/09/13 1928-35 - Manual Data
1928-35 - Manual Changes
The American Manuals ref 28.2 and 29.1 have now been examined.
09/08/13 1908-16 - Manual Data
1916-21 - Manual Data
1922-27 - Manual Data
1928-35 - Manual Data
1937-41 - Manual Data
'Theme' - Manual Data
'Addon' - Manual Data
'Other' - Manual Data
Publishing of the Manual Information for 1908-16, 1916-21 and 1922-27 Eras.
Inclusion of American manuals in 1928-35, 1937-41, 'Theme', Addon' and 'Other' manual data.
04/07/13 1928-35 - Manual Data
1928-35 - Overview
Additional information on the combined hardback bound manuals.
Also addition of the the Canadian 2A manual - 2/631/1.5(M).
27/06/13 1928-35 - Manual Data Addition of the 1933 0-4 manual, print reference 13/1133/.35(2P).
1970-77 - Manual Data
1970-77 - Manual Changes
1978 - Overview
1978-81 - Manual Data
Addition of the 1978 edition of the Pocket Meccano manual.
07/05/13 1954-63 - Manual Changes
1962-69 - Manual Changes
Info on amendments to the outfit 10 leaflets added.
06/05/13 195-63 - Manual Data
1962-69 - Manual Data
1970-77 - Manual Data
Minor updates / corrections to outfit 10 leaflet info.
26/04/13 1928-35 - Manual Data
1941 - Manual Data
Correction of minor errors.
16/04/13 1928-35 - Manual Data 8/30 outfit 4-7 manual deleted as it is thought not to exist.
Note put in that it is thought that unused 1930 00-3 Australian and Canadian manuals which have the price and country blanked off were used in 1935 along with the 1935 4-7 manual for inclusion in outfits.
Also a few other minor updates.
12/04/13 1945-47 - Manual Changes Update to reflect info from manuals not previously seen.
1945-47 - Overview
1945-47 - Manual Data
Minor update together with correction of errors.
10/04/13 1948-53 - Manual Changes Update to reflect info from manuals not previously seen.
1948-53 - Manual Covers Correction of errors in picture titles.
09/04/13 Theme - Manual Info Update to all 'Theme' manual pages with more info on Clock kits and Action Packs
28/12/12 1928-35 - Manual Data
1928-35 - Manual Changes
1934-37 - Manual Data
Addition of 1933 00-4 Export Edition 13/533/.15(1P)
Also No.30 : 4-7 manual - 2/130/1.5(1) and
37Da manual - 13/137/1 (ENG-SP) have now been examined.
09/11/12 1928-35 - Model Part Required Amendments Corrections to the changes in model parts required.
24/10/12 Theme - Manual Changes Inclusion of information on manual changes for Themed outfits/sets.
NB. This had previously been omitted.
14/10/12 1928-35 - Manual Data
1928-35 - Manual Changes
Two versions of the 30A 2/730/100(2)(Eng) manual have been found. One with 140 pages and one with 132 pages.
16/05/12 1941 - Manual Data Correction of errors in manual numbers.
Confirmation of outfit 3 manual - 13/741/4.5
Outfit Aa manual 13/635/4.5(U.K.) seen overprinted as 2A for wartime use
15/05/12 1928-35 - Manual Data Addition of print code
00-1 - 13/1133/7(1P)(Eng)
1937-41 - Manual Data Correction of error in pagination for 7/8 and 9/10 manuals
28/02/12 1928-35 - Manual Data Confirmation of print codes
00-1 - 13/533/15(1P)(Eng)
1A - 2/631/8.5(M)(Eng)
16/02/12 1928-35 - Manual Data
1934-37 - Manual Data
Amendment and addition of print codes
28/12/11 Mid-Late 1941 - Manual Data
1970-77 - Manual Data
'Other - Manual Data
Correction of minor errors
14/11/11 1954-61 manual models 1954-61 Manual outfit 00 models now display correctly
1934-37 Manual Data
1941 Manual Data
Confirmation of O-E manual 13/137/2(ENG/SP) - also seen overprinted for No.5 outfit in wartime
Confirmation of O-C manual with typo error in printcode 31/1236/7(UK) - also seen overprinted for No.4 outfit in wartime
'Other' - Manual Data Addition of suffix (UK) to the 1935/6 'Standard Mechanisms' and 1935 'How to Use Meccano Parts' manual print codes
Correction of 1932 Book of Prize Models print code - 7/632/15
'Addon' - Manual Data Correction of Elektrikit manual print code - 13/163/25
'Other' Covers
'Other' Manual Changes
A second edition of the post-war USA Standard Mechanisms manual with a slightly different front cover
12/11/11 1928-35 - Manual Data
1934-37 - Manual Data
'Other - Manual Data
Publishing of 1928-35, 1934-37 and 'Other' Manual Information
29/09/11 1937-41 - Manual Data Confirmation of print codes for 1938 No.2 manual and 1937 No.4A manual
23/02/11 1937-41 - Manual Data Addition of a 1941 Outfit 000 manual
1941 - Manual Data Note of Lettered Manuals overprinted for war-time use
1945-48 - Manual Data Confirmation that the 1945 No.5 manual is an Export edition
1948-53 - Manual Data Addition of a 1952 Outfit 0 manual
Note that 1951 No.1a & 4a have both been seen as 13/1015/15 and 13/1051/15
The 1953 No.2 manual should be 13/1053/15
Correction to the print codes for 1953 June, 1a to 5a manuals
21/02/11 1954-61 - Manual Data Correction and addition of print codes
1954-61 - Covers
1954-61 - Manual Changes
Inclusion of manuals with print codes on the front cover
Theme sets - Introduction
Theme sets - Manual Data
Inclusion of changes found in the 1941 Mechanised Army manual
1962 - Manual Data Correction to print code of 1963 No.10.16 leaflet
08/12/10 Theme sets - Introduction
Theme sets - Covers
Additional of foreign language sheets for No.2 Clock Kit (Thanks to Stephen Jenkins for the information)
02/12/10 1970-7 Manual Data Additional Set 10 model leaflet print codes (Thanks to Stephen Jenkins for the information)
14/07/10 1937-41 Manual data Clarification of the print code for the 10/37 No.1 manual
1948-53 Manual data Correction of the printcode for 10/51 No.2 manual and deletion of two No.0 Manual print codes that do not exist
Manual print quantities Updated to reflect the latest manual print code data above
15/06/10 1937-41 Overview
1937-41 Manual data
Addition of a 1939 print code for the 000 manuals
14/06/10 1948-53 Manual data The print code for the 1953 No.10 set had the "13/" prefix omitted
1954-61 Manual data Correction of typo for 1957 No.7/8 & 9 print info
1962-69 Manual data Correction of various typos and errors. Also addition of print prefix codes which had been omitted
1962-69 Manual changes Clarification of manual numbering. Also some of the 969 manuals had decent paper
1962-69 Overview Amendment to reflect some of the above changes
1978-81 Overview Added that No.9 set also continued but no known manual printings
12/06/10 1948-53 Manual changes Correction to typos in the 1953 motor changes section
  Website published
10/06/10 1978-81 Manual data Correction of error for No.3 set and comment re No.10 set
09/06/10 1937-41 Manual data Update to manual print codes
1948-53 Manual data Update to manual print codes
1954-61 Manual data Update to comments on 4A & 5A manuals
1970-77 Manual data Comment added that there was no No.6 manual
1978-81 Overview Removal of spurious 2/3/4 manual
1978-81 Covers Removal of spurious 2/3/4 manual
Manual print quantities Updated to reflect the latest manual print code data

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