Meccano Manuals 1908 - 1981

Mid to Late 1941

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 Mid 1941 series manuals

Print codes of Main outfit 1-3 manuals - mid 1941
White thin paper cover. Green print. Boy sitting left. 4 models centre. Boy sitting right. Blue & Gold models
Manual size 12¼" x 7½" (310x190mm) approx
  Outfit 1
(16 pages)
Outfit 2
Outfit 3
(24 pages)
Outfit 4
Outfit 5
1941 41.1
13/741/8.5
-- 41.3
13/741/4.5
-- --
 
Print codes of Accessory outfit 1A-4A manuals - mid 1941
White thin paper cover. Green print. Boy sitting left. 4 models centre. Boy sitting right. Blue & Gold models
Manual size 12¼" x 7½" (310x190mm) approx
  Outfit 1A
Outfit 2A
(16 pages)
Outfit 3A
Outfit 4A
(20 pages)
1941 -- 41.2A
13/741/1.5
-- 41.4A
13/741/1.5
 

Print codes of Late 1941 series manuals

Print codes of Main outfit 1-5 manuals - late 1941
Matt Blue cover, Black print. Boy on left with Meccano blocksetter in centre. Real blocksetter in white circle on the right. Blue & Gold models.
All copies have a 'war' sticker posted inside the front cover. Basically a cut down version of the 1937 - 41 series with a reduced number of models
Manual size 12¼" x 7½" (310x190mm) approx
  Outfit 1
(16 pages)
Outfit 2
(20 pages)
Outfit 3
(24 pages)
Outfit 4
(32 pages)
Outfit 5
(36 pages)
1941 41.1
13/841/46.5
41.2
13/841/42
41.3
13/841/35.5
41.4
13/841/16
41.5
13/841/10
 
Print codes of Accessory outfit 1A-5A manuals - late 1941
Matt Orange cover, Black print. Boy on left with Meccano blocksetter in centre. Real blocksetter in white circle on the right. Blue & Gold models.
All copies have a 'war' sticker posted inside the front cover. Basically a cut down version of the 1937 - 41 series manuals with a reduced number of models.
Manual size 12¼" x 7½" (310x190mm) approx
  Outfit 1A
(12 pages)
Outfit 2A
(16 pages)
Outfit 3A
(20 pages)
Outfit 4A
(20 pages)
Outfit 5A
(32 pages)
1941 41.1A
13/841/12.5
41.2A
13/841/13.5
41.3A
13/841/15
41.4A
13/841/11
41.5A
13/841/9
 

Pagination/contents of manuals

Pagination/contents of Main outfit 1-5 manuals - Mid to Late 1941
  Outfit 1
(16 pages)
Outfit 2
(20 pages)
Outfit 3
(24 pages)
Outfit 4
(32 pages)
Outfit 5
(36 pages)
Real Engineering in Miniature Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
How to Commence the Fun Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1
Models 0.1 - 0.12 Pages 2 - 3 -- -- -- --
Models 1.1 - 1.33 Pages 4 - 9 Pages 2 - 7 -- -- --
Models 1.34 - 1.40 Pages 10 - 11 -- -- -- --
Models 2.1 - 2.17 -- Pages 8 - 11 Pages 2 - 5 -- --
Models 2.18 - 2.21 -- Page 12 -- -- --
Models 3.1 - 3.25 -- -- Pages 6 - 15 Pages 2 - 11 --
Models 4.1 - 4.25 -- -- -- Pages 12 - 23 Pages 2 - 13
Models 5.1 - 5.25 -- -- -- -- Pages 14 - 29
Build bigger and better models Page 12 Pages 13 - 14 Page 16 Page 24 Page 30
Examples of Standard Mech's -- -- Pages 17 - 18 Pages 25 - 26 --
Contents of Meccano outfits -- Pages 15 - 16 Pages 19 - 20 Pages 27 - 28 Pages 31 - 32
Meccano Parts (Illustrated) IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC
 
Pagination/contents of Accessory outfit 1A-5A manuals - Mid to Late 1941
  Outfit 1A
(12 pages)
Outfit 2A
(16 pages)
Outfit 3A
(20 pages)
Outfit 4A
(20 pages)
Outfit 5A
(32 pages)
Real Engineering in Miniature Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
Models 2.1 - 2.21 Pages 1 - 5 -- -- -- --
Models 3.1 - 3.25 -- Pages 1 - 10 -- -- --
Models 4.1 - 4.25 -- -- Pages 1 - 12 -- --
Models 5.1 - 5.25 -- -- -- Pages 1 - 16 --
Models 6.1 - 6.25 -- -- -- -- Pages 1 - 24
Build bigger and better models Pages 6 - 7 Page 11 Pages 13 - 14 -- Pages 25 - 26
Examples of Standard Mech's Page 8 Page 12 Pages 15 - 16 -- Pages 27 - 28
Meccano Parts (Illustrated) IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC
 

List of 1934-7 Lettered Outfit Manuals
which were overprinted for use in 1941/2

The following manuals are known to have been overprinted.
There are almost certainly many more - info on these would be appreciated
Lettered Manual Print Code Overprinted Outfit No.
Outfit Oa 13/936/6(2P)(UK) Outfit 1a
Outfit Aa 13/635/4.5(UK) Outfit 2a
Outfit Aa 13/137/2.5(ENG-SP) Outfit 2a
Outfit Ba 13/834/7.5(UK) Outfit 3a
Outfit Ba 13/137/2.5(ENG-SP) Outfit 3a
Outfit Ca 13/834/6(UK) Outfit 4a
Outfit Ca 13/635/3(UK) Outfit 4a
Outfit Ca 13/137/2(ENG-SP) Outfit 4a
Outfit A 13/834/40(UK) Outfit 2
Outfit A-D 13/834/12(UK) Outfit 5
Outfit A-D 13/635/12(UK) Outfit 5
Outfit A-E 13/735/1.6(Aus/Ex) Outfit 5
Outfit O-A 13/137/15(ENG-SP) Outfit 1
Outfit O-C 31/1236/7(UK) Outfit 4
Outfit O-C 13/137/6(ENG-SP) Outfit 4
Outfit O-D 31/1236/3(UK) Outfit 5
Outfit O-E 13/636/11(UK) Outfit 5
Outfit O-E 31/1236/5(UK) Outfit 5
Outfit O-E 13/137/2(ENG-SP) Outfit 5
Outfit F-L 13/834/8.5(UK) Outfit 7
Outfit F-L 13/637/1.2(ENG-UNIV) Outfit 7

Note - All the manuals have a war sticker on the front cover with the exception of the overprinted F-L manuals