Meccano Manuals 1908 - 1981

1954-1961

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 00 & 0 manuals - 1954-61
  Off white paper, brown print. Meccano scales and crane. Boy right.
Size 9½" x 7" (240x178mm) approx.
Off white paper, brown print. Meccano scales, barrow and crane. Boy right.
Size 8½" x 5½" (216x140mm) approx.
Off white paper, brown print. Boy left and Meccano crane.
Size 11¼" x 8" (288x203mm) approx.
  Outfit 00 - 1 sheet equals 6 pages Outfit 00 (12 pages) Outfit 0 (8 pages)
1954 54.00
13/554/55
-- 54.0
13/154/25
13/454/45
13/1054/20
1955 55.00
13/155/35
-- 55.0
13/155/25
13/355/25
1956 -- 13/556/60 *1 56.0
13/356/25
1957 -- 57.00
13/357/25
13/657/35
57.0
13/157/45
13/657/30
1958 -- 58.00
13/258/35
58.0
13/258/35
13/858/20(2P)
1959 -- 59.00
13/559/15
59.0
13/459/35
13/1259/42.5(2P)
1960 -- 60.00
13/460/20
60.0
13/1260/25
1961 -- 61.00
13/1160/16
61.0
13/361/27

Note *1 - The 5/56 Outfit 00 manual did not have the identifier 56.00 on the front cover, showing the year and outfit as other manuals did.

Note 2 - Number of pages includes the covers

Print codes of Main Outfit 1-9 manuals - 1954-55
Dark cover, green band at base. Two boys left, one seated, other reclining. Meccano Dragline centre. Man seated right.
Manual size 11½" x 8" (290x203mm) approx.
  Outfit 1
(16/20 pages)
Outfit 2
(24/28 pages)
Outfit 3
(28/32 pages)
Outfit 4
(40 pages)
Outfit 5
(48 pages)
Outfit 6
(60 pages)
Outfit 7/8
(88 pages)
Outfit 9
(60 pages)
1954 *1 54.1
13/154/35
54.2
13/154/35
54.3
13/154/30
-- -- -- -- --
1954 54.1
 
13/454/45
 
13/1054/20
 
54.2
 
13/454/40
 
13/1054/20
 
54.3
 
13/454/40
 
13/1054/20
 
54.4
13/354/40
 
 
13/1054/20
 
54.5
 
13/454/25
 
13/1054/10
13/1054/3
54.6
 
13/454/20
 
13/1054/15
13/1054/5
54.7/8
 
13/454/10
13/454/12
13/1054/5
 
54.9
 
 
 
13/1054/2.5 *2
 
1955 55.1
13/155/25
 
 
13/455/60
13/755/1216 *2
55.2
13/155/25
 
 
13/455/60
 
55.3
 
13/255/25
 
13/455/45
 
55.4
 
 
13/355/15
13/455/30
 
55.5
 
 
 
13/455/15
13/455/10
55.6
 
 
 
13/455/20
13/455/7.5
55.7/8
 
 
 
13/455/10
 
55.9
 
 
 
13/455/4
 

Note *1 - Manuals dated 1/54 have separate Meccano Magazine/Meccano Guild application forms stapled in the ends of the manuals and no set contents list. Issues from 4/54 have the forms printed as full pages and include set contents list. Hence the extra pages from 4/54 onwards

Note *2 - These manuals have their print code on the front cover instead of the rear cover

Print codes of Main Outfit 1-9 manuals - 1956-57
Yellow cover, Greeny-blue band at base saying 'INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUTFIT No.', Boys seated left and right, Meccano dragline between them. Models same as above.
Manual size 11½" x 8" (290x203mm) approx.
  Outfit 1
(20 pages)
Outfit 2
(28 pages)
Outfit 3
(32 pages)
Outfit 4
(40 pages)
Outfit 5
(48 pages)
Outfit 6
(60 pages)
Outfit 7/8
(88 pages)
Outfit 9
(60 pages)
1956 56.1
13/356/65
 
13/656/65
13/1056/53
56.2
13/356/65
3/356/65
13/656/65
 
56.3
13/356/55
 
13/656/55
 
56.4
13/356/42
 
13/656/42
13/1056/35*1
56.5
13/356/27.5
 
 
 
56.6
13/356/18
 
13/656/18
 
56.7/8
13/356/13.5
 
 
 
56.9
 
 
13/656/1
 
1957 57.1
 
13/457/25
13/657/40
 
57.2
13/357/40
 
13/657/30
 
57.3
 
13/457/20
13/657/30
 
57.4
 
13/457/20
13/657/15
 
57.5
 
 
13/657/10
 
57.6
 
 
13/657/12.5
 
57.7/8
 
 
 
13/1057/10
57.9
 
 
 
13/1057/3

Note *1 - Confirmation of this manual is required. The only copy seen so far had its front and rear cover separated, so cannot be 100% certain that it is genuine

Print codes of Main Outfit 1-9 manuals - 1958-61
Yellow cover, Blue band at base saying 'OUTFIT No.'. Boys seated left and right, Meccano dragline between them. Rest of manual was identical except for the colour of the pulleys and road wheels on the rear cover
Manual size 11½" x 8" (290x203mm) approx.
  Outfit 1
(20 pages)
Outfit 2
(28 pages)
Outfit 3
(32 pages)
Outfit 4
(40 pages)
Outfit 5
(48 pages)
Outfit 6
(60 pages)
Outfit 7/8
(88 pages)
Outfit 9
(60 pages)
1958 58.1
13/258/35
13/858/25(2P)
58.2
13/258/35
13/858/25(2P)
58.3
13/258/35
13/858/20(2P)
58.4
13/258/20
13/858/15(2P)
58.5
13/258/13.5
13/858/7.5(2P)
58.6
13/258/16
 
58.7/8
 
13/858/7.5(2P)
--
1959 59.1
13/459/25
 
13/959/75
59.2
13/459/35
 
13/959/70
59.3
13/459/25
 
 
59.4
 
13/559/22.5
 
59.5
 
13/559/10
 
59.6
 
13/559/10
 
-- 59.9
 
13/559/2.5
 
1960 60.1
 
 
13/360/30
 
 
60.2
 
 
13/360/30
 
 
60.3
13/1059/45
13/1159/45
 
13/360/40
 
60.4
13/1059/27
 
 
13/360/35
13/660/20
60.5
13/1059/14
 
13/260/25
13/360/25
 
60.6
 
13/1159/11
 
13/360/22.5
 
60.7/8
 
13/1159/5
 
 
 
--
1961 61.1
13/1160/25
13/361/33.5
13/461/7.5
13/961/33.5
 
61.2
13/1160/45
13/361/42.5
13/461/7.5
 
 
61.3
13/1160/30
13/361/33.5
 
 
 
61.4
13/1160/25
13/361/41
 
No ref. no.
 
61.5
 
13/361/8.5
 
 
 
61.6
 
13/361/6
 
 
 
61.7/8
13/1160/4.5
13/361/2.5
 
 
 
61.9
 
 
 
 
13/1161/.6
 
Print codes of outfit No. 10 leaflets 1954-61
Leaflet No. Pages 1954 1955 1956 1958 1959 1961
10.1 6 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.2 6 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- 13/1261/2
10.3 4 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.4 6 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.5 6 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.6 6 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.7 6 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.8 6 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.9 4 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.10 6 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.11 8 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.12 8 13/1054/2.5 -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- 13/656/3 -- -- --
10.13 8 -- 13/155/2.5 -- -- -- -- 13/5/58/1*1 -- --
10.14 4 -- 13/155/2.5 -- -- -- -- 13/558/1 -- --
10.15 6 -- 13/155/2.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10.16 6 -- -- 13/255/2.5 -- -- -- -- 13/559/1 --
10.17 6 -- -- 13/255/2.5 -- -- -- -- 13/559/1 --
10.18 8 -- -- -- 13/355/2.5 -- -- -- -- 13/161/.5
10.19 8 -- -- -- -- 13/455/2.5 -- -- -- 13/161/.5
10.20 6 -- -- -- -- 13/455/2.5 -- -- 13/559/1 --

Note *1 - This print code has an additional '/' in the print code. Not certain at the moment whether this applies to all or just part of the print run.

 

Pagination/contents of Main Outfit 00-9 manuals - 1954-55
  Outfit 00
(8 pages *1)
Outfit 0
(8 pages *1)
Outfit 1
(16/20 pages)
Outfit 2
(24/28pages)
Outfit 3
(28/32 pages)
Outfit 4
(40 pages)
Outfit 5
(48 pages)
Outfit 6
(60 pages)
Outfit 7/8
(88 pages)
Outfit 9
(60 pages)
The World's Greatest Constructional System -- -- Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
Meccano Guild & Meccano Magazine advert *2 -- -- First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered)
How to Begin the Fun -- Page 2 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1
How to begin / Model Building with Meccano Page 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Contents of set Page 2 Page 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 00.1 - 00.21 Pages
2 - 6
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.1 - 0.6 -- Page 3 Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.7 - 0.12 -- Page 4 Page 3 Page 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.13 - 0.18 -- Page 5 Page 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.19 - 0.29 -- Pages
6 - 8
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.1 - 1.6 -- -- Page 5 Page 4 Page 3 Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 -- --
Models 1.7 - 1.11 -- -- Page 6 Page 5 Page 4 -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.12 - 1.20 -- -- Pages
7 - 8
Pages
6 - 7
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.21 - 1.32 -- -- Pages
9 - 11
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.1 - 2.8 -- -- -- Pages
8 - 9
Pages
5 - 6
Pages
3 - 4
Pages
3 - 4
Pages
3 - 4
-- --
Models 2.9 - 2.12 -- -- -- Page 10 Page 7 -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.13 - 2.34 -- -- -- Pages
11 - 18
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 3.1 - 3.8 -- -- -- -- Pages
8 - 10
Pages
5 - 7
Pages
5 - 7
Pages
5 - 7
-- --
Models 3.9 - 3.10 -- -- -- -- Page 11 Page 8 -- -- -- --
Models 3.11 - 3.33 -- -- -- -- Pages
12 - 23
-- -- -- -- --
Models 4.1 - 4.7 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
9 - 12
Pages
8 - 11
Pages
8 - 11
-- --
Models 4.8 - 4.35 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
13 - 31
-- -- -- --
Models 5.1 - 5.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
12 - 16
Pages
12 - 16
-- --
Models 5.6 - 5.29 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
17- 39
-- -- --
Models 6.1 - 6.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
17 - 50
-- --
Models 7.1 - 7.22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
2 - 37
--
Models 8.1 - 8.20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
38 - 80
--
Models 9.1 - 9.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
2 - 51
How To Continue - (Build bigger and better models) -- Page 8 Page 12 Page 19 Page 24 Page 32 Page 40 Page 51 -- Page 52
Examples of Standard Mech's -- -- -- Page 20 -- -- -- Page 52 -- --
Contents of Meccano outfits -- -- Pages
13 - 14
Pages
21 - 22
Pages
25 - 26
Pages
33 - 34
Pages
41 - 42
Pages
53 - 54
Pages
81 - 82
Pages
53 - 54
Meccano Parts (Illustrated) -- -- IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC

Note *1 - Page numbering includes the covers

Note *2 - The early (01/54) outfit 1, 2, & 3 manuals had did not have the Meccano Guild, Meccano Magazine and set content pages and so were 4 pages smaller. Instead they had a separate Meccano Magazine/Meccano Guild application form stapled in the ends of the manuals.

 

Pagination/contents of Main Outfit 00-9 manuals - 1956-61
  Outfit 00
(12 pages *1)
Outfit 0
(8 pages *1)
Outfit 1
(20 pages)
Outfit 2
(28pages)
Outfit 3
(32 pages)
Outfit 4
(40 pages)
Outfit 5
(48 pages)
Outfit 6
(60 pages)
Outfit 7/8
(88 pages)
Outfit 9
(60 pages)
The World's Greatest Constructional System -- -- Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
Meccano Guild & Meccano Magazine advert *2 -- -- First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered) First two pages (Not numbered)
How to Begin the Fun -- Page 2 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Inside front cover Page 1
The most wonderful toy Page 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Contents of set Page 2 Page 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 00.1 - 00.20 Pages
3 - 11
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.1 - 0.6 -- Page 3 Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.7 - 0.12 -- Page 4 Page 3 Page 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.13 - 0.18 -- Page 5 Page 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 0.19 - 0.29 -- Pages
6 - 8
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.1 - 1.6 -- -- Page 5 Page 4 Page 3 Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 -- --
Models 1.7 - 1.11 -- -- Page 6 Page 5 Page 4 -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.12 - 1.20 -- -- Pages
7 - 8
Pages
6 - 7
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 1.21 - 1.32 -- -- Pages
9 - 11
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.1 - 2.8 -- -- -- Pages
8 - 9
Pages
5 - 6
Pages
3 - 4
Pages
3 - 4
Pages
3 - 4
-- --
Models 2.9 - 2.12 -- -- -- Page 10 Page 7 -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.13 - 2.34 -- -- -- Pages
11 - 18
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 3.1 - 3.8 -- -- -- -- Pages
8 - 10
Pages
5 - 7
Pages
5 - 7
Pages
5 - 7
-- --
Models 3.9 - 3.10 -- -- -- -- Page 11 Page 8 -- -- -- --
Models 3.11 - 3.33 -- -- -- -- Pages
12 - 23
-- -- -- -- --
Models 4.1 - 4.7 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
9 - 12
Pages
8 - 11
Pages
8 - 11
-- --
Models 4.8 - 4.35 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
13 - 31
-- -- -- --
Models 5.1 - 5.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
12 - 16
Pages
12 - 16
-- --
Models 5.6 - 5.29 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
17- 39
-- -- --
Models 6.1 - 6.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
17 - 50
-- --
Models 7.1 - 7.22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 36
--
Models 8.1 - 8.20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
37 - 79
--
Models 9.1 - 9.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
2 - 51
Examples of Standard Mech's -- -- -- Page 19 -- -- -- Page 51 -- --
Contents of Meccano outfits -- -- Pages
12 - 13
Pages
20 - 21
Pages
24 - 25
Pages
32 - 3
Pages
40 - 41
Pages
52 - 53
Pages
80 - 81
Pages
52 - 53
Meccano Parts (Illustrated) -- -- Page
14/IRC
Page
22/IRC
Page
26/IRC
Page
34/IRC
Page
42/IRC
Page
54/IRC
Page
82/IRC
Page
54/IRC
How To Continue - (Build bigger and better models) Page 12 Page 8 Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover

Note *1 - Page numbering includes the covers


 

Print codes of Accessory outfit 0A manuals - 1954-61
Off white paper, brown print. Boy left and Meccano crane. - 12 pages
Size 11¼" x 8" (288x203mm) approx.
1954 54.0A
13/354/15
13/1054/20
1955 --
1956 --
1957 57.0A
13/357/10
1958 58.0A
13/258/12.5
1959 59.0A
13/559/10
1960 --
1961 61.0A
13/1160/10.5*1

Note *1 - On the front cover of this manual immediately under "MECCANO", the sections "INSTRUCTIONS Copyright by Meccano Ltd." and "for No.0 OUTFIT Binns Road, Liverpool 12" have been swapped over.

Note - Page numbering includes the covers

 
Print codes of Accessory outfit 1A-6A manuals - 1954-61
Bright green cover. Two boys reclining towards Meccano Railway Breakdown crane at centre.
Manual size 11½" x 8" (290x203mm) approx.
Year Outfit 1A
(16 pages)
Outfit 2A
(20 pages)
Outfit 3A
(28 pages)
Outfit 4A
(32 pages)
Outfit 5A
(40 pages)
Outfit 6A
(40 pages)
1954 54.1A
13/354/22.5 *1
 
 
13/1054/27.5
54.2A
13/354/25.5 *1
 
 
13/1054/27.5
54.3A
13/354/22.5 *1
 
 
13/1054/27.5
54.4A
 
 
13/654/20
 
54.5A
 
 
13/654/15
13/1054/17.5
54.6A
 
 
13/654/10
13/1054/10
1955 -- -- 55.3A
 
13/355/20
55.4A
13/155/20
 
55.5A
 
13/355/12.5
--
1956 56.1A
13/156/17.5
 
56.2A
13/156/20
 
56.3A
3A 13/156/5
13/156/20
56.4A
13/156/15
 
56.5A
13/156/10
 
56.6A
13/156/7.5
 
1957 57.1A
 
13/657/12.5
 
57.2A
 
13/657/12.5
 
57.3A
13/457.10
 
13/1057/10
57.4A
 
13/657/7.5
 
57.5A
 
 
13/1057/10
--
1958 58.1A
13/258/17.5
58.2A
13/258/15
58.3A
13/258/7.5
58.4A
13/258/10
-- 58.6A
13/258/6
1959 59.1A
 
13.559.10
59.2A
13/459/10
 
59.3A
13/459/10
 
59.4A
13/459/10
 
59.5A
 
13/559/10
59.6A
 
13/559/5
1960 60.1A
13/1159/8
13/360/18.5
 
60.2A
13/1159/11
13/360/20
 
60.3A
13/1159/8
13/360/22.5
 
60.4A
13/1159/8
 
13/660/19 *2
60.5A
 
 
13/660/10 *2
60.6A
 
13/360/5
 
1961 61.1A
13/361/5.5
61.2A
13/361.8.5
61.3A
13/361/14
61.4A
13/361/6.5
-- --

Note *1 - Accessory outfit manuals dated 3/54 did not have a code in the form of 54.1A on the front cover.

Note *2 - The 1960 4A & 5A manuals dated '660' have also been seen with the front cover marking as '.604A' & '.605A instead of the normal '60.4A' & '60.5A- This is suspected to be a print error affecting just part of the print run.

 

Pagination/contents of Accessory outfit 0A-6A manuals - 1954-61
  Outfit 0A
(12 pages *1)
Outfit 1A
(16 pages)
Outfit 2A
(20 pages)
Outfit 3A
(28 pages)
Outfit 4A
(32 pages)
Outfit 5A
(40 pages)
Outfit 6A
(40 pages)
Model Building with Meccano Page 2 Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
How to Begin the Fun -- -- -- -- -- Page 1 --
Models 1.1 - 1.32 Pages
3 - 9
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 2.1 - 2.34 -- Pages
1 - 11
-- -- -- -- --
Models 3.1 - 3.33 -- -- Pages
1 - 16
-- -- -- --
Models 4.1 - 4.35 -- -- -- Pages
1 - 23
-- -- --
Models 5.1 - 5.26 -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 28
-- --
Models 6.1 - 6.25 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
2 - 35
--
Models 7.1 - 7.25 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 36
How to Continue / Build bigger and better models Page 10 Page 12 -- Page 24 -- -- --
Examples of Standard Mech's -- -- -- -- -- Page 36 --
Meccano Parts (Illustrated) Pages
11 - 12
IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC IRC/RC

Note *1 - Page numbering includes the covers

 
Print codes of More New Model Leaflets
Leaflet No. Description Date Print Ref.
1 Mobile Light Crane / Mechanical Excavator 1960 13/1160/15
2 Diesel Road Roller / Heavy Recovery Tractor 1961 13/161/15
3 Fork Lift Truck / Lorry-Mounted Cement Mixer 1961 13/861/25
4 Horse and Covered Wagon / Multi-Bucket Unit 1962 13/162/10
5 Golf Buggy / Single-Deck Tramcar 1962 13/462/10
6 Scooter / Sports Car 1962 13/962/12
7 Veteran Motor Car / Low Loader Vehicle 1962 13/162/10
8 Gantry Crane / Mobile Light Crane ?? 72040/02
9 Engineer's Lathe / Tractor ?? 72040/02