Meccano Manuals 1908 - 1981

1916-1921

Amendments to Book 2
Model Instructions and Parts Required Lists
(Liverpool manuals)

There were many amendments/corrections to the parts lists etc. for Book 2 models. These can be catagorised as follows:-

  1. In 1919 many of the models had the parts required lists amended.
  2. In 1918 some models quoted the wrong outfit or had no outfit referenced. This was corected in 1919.
  3. In 1921 the note '(see notice on page 3)' was added against each model that used additional parts that were not in the outfit. (e.g. Braced Girders, Spoked Wheels, Sprocket Wheels etc.)
  4. In 1921 the 56 toothed gear wheel was changed to 57 teeth. Where this was mentioned in the model instructions, it was amended.
  5. In 1921 the model building instructions were reformatted for a number of models.
  6. Miscellaneous other changes in 1921.
  7. In 1921 the model number, name and outfit changed to a narrower font for all models.

  1. In 1919 many of the models had the parts required lists amended.
    328 - The Wrestlers - 18 of 37 → 24 of 37
    329 - The Meccano Family - 1 of 17 → 1 of 18A, 1 of 19A → 1 of 19B
    333 - Bellows - 2 of 17 → 1 of 17, 11 of 37, → 9 of 37
    335 - Chair for Wounded Soldier - 21 of 37 → 22 of 37
    338 - Gondola - 6 of 1 → 8 of 1, 2 of 12 added, 2 of 16 → 2 of 15A
    339 - Croix de Guerre - 1 of 24 → 2 of 24
    340 - Submarine - 2 of 3 → 1 of 3, 7 of 5 → 8 of 5, 3 of 15 → 2 of 15, 2 of 15A → 3 of 15A, 8 of 35 → 10 of 35, 7 of 60 → 6 of 60
    343 - Weather Vane - 1 of 4 added, 13 of 5 → 12 of 5, 7 of 10 → 8 of 10
    344 - Bullock Cart - 2 of 19A → 2 of 19B, 1 of 52 added
    345 - St Malo Transporter Bridge - 16 of 8 added, 5 of 9 added, 6 of 14 → 1 of 14, 2 of 15 → 4 of 15
    346 - Swinging Cot - 2 of 4 deleted, 4 of 5 → 6 of 5, 2 of 35 → 4 of 35, 46 of 37 → 51 of 37
    347 - Diplodocus - 1 of 16 added, 5 of 17 → 4 of 17
    350 - Auto Steering Car - 1 of 17 deleted, 2 of 19A → 2 of 19B, 16 of 37 → 20 of 37, 1 of 59 → 4 of 59
    352 - Revolving Book Case - 8 of 4 added, 18 of 5 → 2 of 5, 8 of 6 added, 103 of 37 → 122 of 37, 8 of 100 added
    353 - Post Card Stand - 1 of 35 added
    354 - Conductor's Punch - 11 of 37 → 9 of 37
    355 - Ship Yard Bogie - 9 of 37 → 10 of 37, 1 of 60 → 2 of 60
    356 - Chinese Palanquin - 31 of 37 → 35 of 37
    359 - Drafting Machine - 20 of 37 → 15 of 37
    361 - Lawn Marker - 2 of 16 deleted, 25 of 37 → 23 of 37
    363 - Search Light - 1 of 32 → 2 of 32, 54 of 37 → 62 of 37
    366 - Pastry Designer - 1 of 27 → 1 of 27A, 7 of 37 → 9 of 37
    367 - Fire Alarm - 26 of 37 → 27 of 37
    367 - Child's Joy Wheel - 1 of 14 added, 2 of 16 deleted, 1 of 63 deleted
    369 - Bale Press - 2 of 18 added, 14 of 35 → 12 of 35
    370 - Potato Reaper - 2 of 19A → 2 of 19B
    372 - Settee - 13 of 37 → 15 of 37
    373 - Market Gardener's Truck - 2 of 10 → 2 of 12, 2 of 35 added
    374 - Aeroplage - 4 of 19A → 4 of 19B
    375 - Heliograph - 1 of21 deleted, 1 of 24 → 2 of 24
    376 - Bale Lifter - 6 of 35 added
    378 - Brewer's Dray - 4 of 19A → 4 of 19B, 4 of 22 deleted
    379 - Skate - 10 of 12 → 16 of 12
    381 - Pullman Car - 2 of 8 → 4 of 8, 2 of 9 deleted, 10 of 20 → 8 of 20, 2 of 21 added, 4 of 60 deleted
    382 - Anti-Aircraft Gun - 1 of 14 deleted, 1 of 15 → 2 of 15
    383 - Fly Boats - 78 of 37 → 86 of 37, 4 of 59 → 5 of 59
    386 - Aeroscope - 5 of 4 → 6 of 4, 2 of 6 → 4 of 6, 1 of 15A added, 9 of 16 → 2 of 16, 5 of 17 added, 5 of 26 → 4 of 26, 4 of 27A → 2 of 27A, 26 of 59 → 24 of 59
    387 - Well Boring Apparatus - 15 of 5 → 16 of 5, 1 of 15 → 1 of 15A, 105 of 37 → 108 of 37
    388 - Windmill - 28 of 2 → 24 of 2, 130 of 37 → 134 of 37, 1 of 38 → 4 of 38, 4 of 60 → 2 of 60
    389 - Vertical Drill - 2 of 5 added, 3 of 8 → 2 of 8, 4 of 15 → 2 of 15, 1 of 15A → 3 of 15A, 2 of 17 → 3 of 17
    390 - Babcock and Willcox Boiler - 4 of 4 → 3 of 4, 16 of → 15 of 5, 3 of 6A added, 5 of 9 → 3 of 9, 18 of 13 → 17 of 13, 1 of 13A added, 7 of 15A → 5 of 15A, 2 of 16 → 4 of 16, 3 of 18A → 5 of 18A, 2 of 14 added, 19 of 35 → 21 of35, 103 of 37 → 140 of 35
    391 - Orrery - 1 of 19A → 1 of 19B, 2 of 27 deleted, 2 of 27A → 4 of 27A, 4 of 38 → 10 of 38
    392 - Drop Hammer - 3 of 16 → 4 of 16, 3 of 35 → 2 of 35, 2 of 53 → 3 of 53, 5 of 59 → 8 of 59
    393 - Punching Press - 6 of 5 → 7 of 5, 2 of 19A → 2 of 19B, 18 of 38 → 22 of 38
    394 - Trolley Car - 12 of 16 → 8 of 16, 5 of 18A added, 130 of 37 → 225 of 37, 8 of 46 → 4 of 46
    395 - Punching Machine - 6 of 2 → 8 of 2, 2 of 3 → 3 of 3, 3 of 15 deleted, 1 of 15A → 2 of 15A, 1 of 16 → 2 of 16
    396 - Butter Churn - 2 of 17 → 1 of 17
    397 - Transporter Bridge - 36 of 4 → 32 of 4, 118 of 5 → 120 of 5, 80 of 12 → 89 of 12, 2 of 27A → 1 of 27A
    398 - Yacht - 3 of 5 → 2 of 5
    399 - Elliptic Lathe - 1 of 17 added
    400 - High-Speed Ship Coaler - 7 of 4 → 6 of 4, 12 of 6 → 13 of 6, 7 of 7 → 5 of 7, 1 of 23A added, 2 of 27A → 1 of 27A, 5 of 60 → 6 of 60, 8 of 63 → 7 of 63
    401 - Eiffel Tower - 12 of 5 → 14 of 5
    402 - Weighbridge - 18 of 1 → 22 of 1, 14 of 2 → 12 of 2, 8 of 3 → 6 of 3, 4 of 4 → 6 of 4, 10 of 12 → 12 of 12
    403 - Tank or Travelling Land Fort - 18 of 5 → 27 of 5, 70 of 6 → 152 of 6, 14 of 12 → 30 of 12, 1 of 15 → 1 of 14, 9 of 17 → 7 of 17, 18 of 63 → 14 of 63
    404 - Binder - 5 of 3 → 6 of 3, 3 of 5 → 2 of 5, 1 of 19A → 1 of 19B, 3 of 35 added, 35 of 37 → 38 of 37, 2 of 59 → 1 of 59
    405 - Mangling Machine - 7 of 11 → 4 of 11, 6 of 12 added, 1 of 19A → 1 of 19B
    406 - Portable Crane - 2 of 4 → 4 of 4, 3 of 17 → 5 of 17
    407 - Sighting Apparatus - 1 of 5 added, 3 of 11 → 4 of 11, 2 of 63 added
    408 - Mouse Trap - 3 of 2 → 5 of 2, 5 of 4 → 7 of 4, 3 of 12 → 6 of 12
    410 - Turnstile - 7 of 5 → 9 of 5
    412 - Horse Rake - 2 of 19A → 2 of 19B
    414 - Sulky and Driver - 13 of 5 → 10 of 5, 6 of 6 → 9 of 6
    415 - Speedometer - 1 of 17 → 2 of 18A, 1 of 38 → 2 of 38
    416 - Boat Launching Gear - 1 of 19B → 1 of 19
    417/8 - A Gay Start / End of a Perfect Day - 22 of 6 → 24 of 6, 19 of 10 → 23 of 10, 2 of 19A → 2 of 19B
    420 - Pulleys - Text amendment in second sentence - '...otherwise be possible.' → '...otherwise be possible without a pulley cord.'
  2. In 1918 some models quoted the wrong outfit or had no outfit referenced. This was corected in 1919.
    329 - The Meccano Family - (Outfit No. 4) added
    332 - Smoothing Iron - (Outfit No. 2) → (Outfit No. 3)
    336 - Stretcher - (Outfit No. 1) added
    341 - Table Croquet - (Outfit No. 4) added
    342 - Street Lamp - (Outfit No. 3) → (Outfit No. 4)
    343 - Weather Vane - (Outfit No. 3) → (Outfit No. 4)
    366 - Pastry Designer - (Outfit No. 4) → (Outfit No. 3)
    367 - Child's Joy Wheel - (Outfit No. 4) added
    380 - Cantilever Bridge - (Outfit No. 5) → (Outfit No. 6)
    385 - Magic Sector Plates - (Outfit No. 2) added
    389 - Vertical Drill - (Outfit No. 5) → (Outfit No. 6)
    408 - Mouse Trap - (Outfit No. 4) → (Outfit No. 5)
    414 - Sulky and Driver - (Outfit No. 5) → (Outfit No. 6)
    417 - A Gay Start - (Outfit No.6) → No outfit reference
  3. In 1921 the note '(see notice on page 3)' was added against each model that used additional parts that were not in the outfit. (e.g. Braced Girders, Spoked Wheels, Sprocket Wheels etc.)
    329 - The Meccano Family
    340 - Submarine
    344 - Bullock Cart
    345 - St Malo Transporter Bridge
    350 - Auto Steering Car
    351 - Station Cart
    352 - Revolving Book Case
    356 - Chinese Palanquin
    357 - Fire Stand
    367 - Child's Joy Wheel
    370 - Potato Reaper
    373 - Market Gardener's Truck
    374 - Aeroplage
    378 - Brewer's Dray
    380 - Cantilever Bridge
    383 - Fly Boats
    386 - Aeroscope
    388 - Windmill
    392 - Drop Hammer
    393 - Punching Press
    395 - Punching Machine
    396 - Butter Churn
    404 - Binder
    405 - Mangling Machine
    412 - Horse Rake
    414 - Sulky and Driver
  4. In 1921 the 56 toothed gear wheel was changed to 57 teeth. Where this was mentioned in the model instructions, it was amended.
    387 - Well Boring Apparatus
    391 - Orrery
    392 - Drop Hammer
    397 - Transporter Bridge
    416 - Boat Launching Gear
  5. In 1921 the model building instructions were reformatted for a number of models.
    345 - St Malo Transporter Bridge
    364 - Pantograph
    386 - Aeroscope (paragraph 3)
    387 - Well Boring Apparatus
    397 - Transporter Bridge
    400 - High-Speed Coal Loader
    401 - Eiffel Tower
    402 - Weighbridge
    403 - Tank of Travelling Land Fort
    406 - Portable Crane
    Interesting Experiments in Applied Mechanics with Meccano - Paragraph 2
    419 - Triangle of Forces (paragraph 2)
    420 - Pulleys
    421 - Levers
    423 - Inclined Plane
    426 - Roof Truss
  6. Miscellaneous other changes in 1921.
    369 - Bale Press - 2 of 18 → 2 of 18A
    413 - Jumping Jack - Moved to be on the same page as models 411 and 412
    414 - Sulky and Driver - Moved to be on the same page as model 415
    425 - Centrifugal Governer - Reformatted to fit two pages instead of three pages