Meccano Manuals 1908 - 1981

1945-1947

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 - 1945-47
  8 pages, Off White paper. Green print. Boy sitting left. 4 models centre. Boy sitting right. Blue & Gold models
Manual size 11 7/8" x 6 7/8" (300x175mm) approx
8 pages, Yellow paper. Black print. Boy sitting left. 4 models centre. Boy sitting right. Blue & Gold models
Manual size 11 7/8" x 6 7/8" (300x175mm) approx
1945 45.0
 
13/1145/35
13/1245/20
45.0
13/345/6.25
 
 
1946 -- 46.0
13/346/25
13/446/60
1947 -- 47.0
13/347/75

Note - The 1947 edition of the 0 manual is seen both with and without a sticker on the rear page saying that the next set was the 0a outfit. The 0a was introduced in 1948

Print codes of Main Outfit 1-8 manuals - 1945-47
Early 1945 manuals had a matt blue cover - like the late 1941 manuals. From late 1945 the manuals had a Matt Green cover, Black print. Boy on left with Meccano blocksetter in centre. Real blocksetter in white circle on the right. Blue & Gold models.
Basically same as late 1941 series. No war-time sticker. Reference to lighting set removed. Note explaining the new Meccano plates were plain without the white diagonal lines shown in the manuals.
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
(36 pages)
Outfit 6
(48 pages)
Outfit 7/8
(64 pages)
1945 45.1
13/345/21.25 (E)
13/1245/50 (H)
13/1245/20 (E)
45.2
13/345/17 (E)
13/1245/40 (H)
13/1245/20 (E)
45.3
13/345/12.75 (E)
13/1245/40 (H)
13/1245/12 (E)
45.4
13/345/8.75(SP)(E)
 
13/1245/9 (E)
45.5
13/345/4.25 (E)
 
13/1245/4 (E)
-- --
1946 46.1
13/446/60
 
 
13/1246/5
46.2
13/446/60
 
 
13/1246/15
46.3
13 446/50
 
13/1046/15
13/1246/30
46.4
13/446/25
 
13/1046/12.5
13/1246/20
46.5
13/446/15
13/846/8.500(EM)
13/1046/15
13/1246/14
46.6
13/446/10
13/846/5.250(EM)
13/1046/15
 
46.7/8
13/446/5
 
 
 
1947 47.1
13/147/30
 
13/747/26
47.2
13/147/25
 
13/747/30
47.3
13/147/15
13/647/35
 
47.4
13/147/20
 
13/747/18.5
47.5
13/147/15
 
13/747/11
47.6
13/147/24
 
13/747/25
47.7/8
13/147/8
 
13/747/12

Note - The early 1945 manuals were for export only. Most of the December 1945 manuals appear to been issued in both export and UK editions. They are identical. The only difference is that on the spine of manual on internal pages, where it mentions the outfit number it adds in the word 'Export' or 'Home'. These are noted above by an 'E' or 'H' against the print code. Note that in 1945 due to the requirement to export in preference to home sales, only outfits 1-3 were sold in the UK.

Pagination/contents of Main Outfit 0-8 manuals - 1945-47
  Outfit 0
(8 pages *1)
Outfit 1
(16 pages)
Outfit 2
(20 pages)
Outfit 3
(24 pages)
Outfit 4
(32 pages)
Outfit 5
(36 pages)
Outfit 6
(48 pages)
Outfit 7/8
(64 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
How to Commence the Fun Page 2 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 --
Contents of set Page 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.1 - 0.12 Pages
3 - 4
Pages
2 - 3
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.13 - 0.25 Pages
5 - 7
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 - 5.23 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
14 - 27
Pages
2 - 15
--
Models 5.24 - 5.25 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
28 - 29
-- --
Models 6.1 - 6.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
16 - 39
--
Models 7.1 - 7.23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 24
Models 8.1 - 8.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
25 - 58
Selection of set 1 models and extra parts needed Page 8
(RC)
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
Build bigger and better models -- Page 12 Pages
13 - 14
Page 16 Page 24 Page 30 Page 40 --
Examples of Standard Mech's -- -- -- Pages
17 - 18
Pages
25 - 26
-- Pages
41 - 42
--
Contents of Meccano outfits -- -- Pages
15 - 16
Pages
19 - 20
Pages
27 - 28
Pages
31 - 32
Pages
43 - 44
Pages
59 - 60
Meccano Parts (Illustrated) -- IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC

Note *1 - Page numbering includes the covers


 

Print codes of Accessory outfit 1A-6A manuals - 1945-47
Matt Orange cover, Black print. Boy on left with Meccano blocksetter in centre. Real blocksetter in white circle on the right.
Basically same as late 1941 series. No war-time sticker. Reference to lighting set removed. Note explaining the new Meccano plates were plain without the white diagonal lines shown in the manuals.
Manual size 12¼" x 7½" (312x190mm) approx
  Outfit 1A
(12 pages)
Outfit 2A
(16 pages)
Outfit 3A
(20 pages)
Outfit 4A
(20 pages)
Outfit 5A
(32 pages)
Outfit 6A
(28 pages)
1945 45.1A
13/1245/6 (H)
13/1245/8 (E)
45.2A
13/1245/13 (H)
13/1245/4 (E)
45.3A
13/1245/13 (H)
13/1245/3 (E)
45.4A
13/1245/11.5 (H)
13/1245/2 (E)
45.5A
13/1245/9 (H)
 
--
1946 46.1A
13/446/10
 
46.2A
13/446/7
 
46.3A
13/446/5
 
46.4A
 
13/1046/2.5
46.5A
 
13/1046/2.5
46.6A
13/446/5
 
1947 47.1A
13/947/8
47.2A
13/947/7
47.3A
13/947/10.5
47.4A
13/947/5
47.5A
13/947/6
47.6A
13/947/2

Note - Most of the December 1945 manuals appear to been issued in both export and UK editions. They are identical. The only difference is that on the spine of manual on internal pages, where it mentions the outfit number it adds in the word 'Export' or 'Home'. These are noted above by an 'E' or 'H' against the print code.

Print codes of Accessory outfit 1A-5A manuals - 1947
Matt Blue cover, Black print. Boy on left with Meccano blocksetter in centre. Real blocksetter in white circle on the right.
Identical to the 9/47 versions above apart from front cover
Manual size 12¼" x 7½" (312x190mm) approx
  Outfit 1A
(12 pages)
Outfit 2A
(16 pages)
Outfit 3A
(20 pages)
Outfit 4A
(20 pages)
Outfit 5A
(32 pages)
1947 47.1A
 
13/547/7.5
47.2A
13/347/10
 
47.3A
13/347/10
 
47.4A
13/347/10
 
47.5A
13/347/5
 

Note - The 5/47 No.1A manual had yellow pages inside

 
Pagination/contents of Accessory outfit 1A-6A manuals - 1945-47
  Outfit 1A
(12 pages)
Outfit 2A
(16 pages)
Outfit 3A
(20 pages)
Outfit 4A
(20 pages)
Outfit 5A
(32 pages)
Outfit 6A
(28 pages)
Real Engineering in Miniature Inside front cover 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
--
Models 7.1 - 7.25 -- -- -- -- -- 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 IRC/RC
 
 

Print codes of Selected Models manual - 1947
Yellow paper. Black print. Boy sitting left. Plain text.
Size 12¼" x 7" (310x180mm) approx
1947 S 0-3/47

Note - Page numbering includes the covers

Pagination/contents of Selected Models Manual 1947
Models 0.10, 0.13, 0.18, 0.19, 0.21 Page 2
Models 0.4, 0.8, 0.22, 0.24, 0.25 Page 3
Models 1.6, 1.17, 1.18, 1.20, 1.45 Page 4
Models 1.10, 1.31, 1.34, 1.37 Page 5
Models 2.2, 2.14, 2.19, 2.21 Page 6
Models 2.4, 2.5, 2.11, 2.12, 2.22 Page 7
Models 3.23, 3.24 Page 8