Meccano Manuals 1908 - 1981

1970-1977

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 references of Main Set manuals (exc set 10) - 1970-77
Sets 2-9 & 4EL and Electronics have a plain yellow and black/very dark blue cover
Set 2-4 - Size 10½" x 6¾" (267x170mm) approx
Sets 5-9, 4EL & Electronics - Size 10½" x 8 3/8" (268x213mm) approx,
No.1 Manual - This is a folded leaflet - 5" x 7 7/8" (127x200mm) - Overall size 24¾" x 7 7/8" (631x200mm) approx
Pocket - This is a folded leaflet - 8in. x 4¾in. (203mm x 122mm) - Overall size 24in. x 9 7/12in. (609mm x 122mm) approx
  Set 1
(Folded)
Set 2
(28 pages)
Set 3
(20 pages)
Set 4
(20 pages)
Sets 2/3/4
(60 pages)
Set 5
(24/20 pages)
Sets 5/6
(60/52 pages)
1969/70 55001
Meccano Ltd
-- -- -- -- -- --
1970 162000
M-Tri-ang
 
160030
M-Tri-ang
162160
M-Tri-ang
 
162160
M-Tri-ang(2)
162161
M-Tri-ang
 
162161
M-Tri-ang(2)
162162
M-Tri-ang
 
162162
M-Tri-ang(2)
162163
M-Tri-ang
 
162163
M-Tri-ang(2)
162164
M-Tri-ang
 
162164
M-Tri-ang(2)
162165
M-Tri-ang
 
162165
M-Tri-ang(2)
1971 160030
M.(1971) Ltd
162160
M.(1971) Ltd(3)
 
162160
M.(1971) Ltd(4)
162161
M.(1971) Ltd(3)
 
162161
M.(1971) Ltd(4)
162162
M.(1971) Ltd(3)
 
162162
M.(1971) Ltd(4)
162160???
M.(1971) Ltd(3)
 
 
 
-- --
1972 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1973 160030
1973
162160
1973*1
162161
1973
162162
1973*1
162163
1973*1
162164
1973*1
--
1974 160030
1974*2
162160
1974*2
162161
1974*2
162162
1974*2
162163
1974*2
162164
1974*2
162165
1974*2
1975 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1976 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1977 160030
1977*2
162160
1977*2
162161
1977*2
-- 162163
1977*2
162164
1977*2
162165
1977*2
 
  Set 7
(44 pages)
Sets 5/6/7
(96/80 pages)
Set 8
(40 pages)
Set 9
(52 pages)
Set 4EL
(36 pages)
Electronics
(12 pages)
Pocket
(Folded)
1970 162166
M-Tri-ang
 
162166
M-Tri-ang(2)
162167
M-Tri-ang
 
162167
M-Tri-ang(2)
162168
M-Tri-ang
 
162168
M-Tri-ang(2)
162169
M-Tri-ang
 
162169
M-Tri-ang(2)
162171
No Mark
 
162171
M-Tri-ang(2)
162172
M-Tri-ang
 
162172
M-Tri-ang(2)
no ref
M-Tri-ang
 
160031
M-Tri-ang
1971 -- -- -- -- 162171
M.(1971) Ltd(3)
-- --
1972 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1973 -- 162167
1973
162168
1973
162169
1973
-- -- 160032
1973
1974 -- 162167
1974*2
162168
1974*2
162169
1974*2
-- -- 160032
1974
 160032
1974*2
1975 -- -- -- -- -- -- 160032
1975*2
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1977 -- 162167
1977*2
162168
1977*2
162169
1977*2
-- -- --
1978 -- -- -- -- -- -- 160032
1978*2

Note *1 - These manuals had the Meccano Logo logo on the rear cover.
Note *2 - These manuals had both the Meccano Logo and the Airfix Logo on the rear cover.
Note 3 - Meccano (Tri-ang) manuals could be either 1970 or 1971
Note 4 - Meccano (1971) Ltd manuals could be either 1971 or 1972
Note 5 - Manuals identified with a (2), (3) or (4) after 'M-Tri-ang' or 'M.(1971) Ltd' means '2nd Imp', '3rd Imp' or '4th Imp' respectively
Note 6 - There was no separate No.6 manual, the 5/6 or 5/6/7 manuals were used instead.

Print references of Set 10 leaflets 1970-77
Leaflet No. Pages M Ltd (No date) M. Tri-ang M Ltd - 1971 M (1971) Ltd M Ltd - 1973 M Ltd - 1974
10.1 6 152501 -- -- 152501 -- 152501*3
10.2 6 -- -- -- 152502 152502 --
10.3 4 152503
(55023*2)
-- -- 152503
(55023*2)
-- --
10.4 6 -- 152504 -- -- 152504 --
10.5 6 -- 152505 -- -- 152505 --
10.6 6 152506 -- -- 152506 -- --
10.7 6 152507 -- -- 152507 -- --
10.8 6 -- 152508 -- -- 152508 --
10.9 4 -- -- -- -- 152509 --
10.10 6 -- -- 152510 152510 -- --
10.11 8 -- -- -- 152511 -- 152511*3
10.12 8 152512 -- -- 152512 -- --
10.13 8 -- 152513 -- -- 152513 --
10.14 4 -- 152514 -- -- 152514 --
10.15 6 152515 152515 -- 152515 -- --
10.16 6 -- 152516 -- -- 152516 --
10.17 6 -- -- -- 152517
(55037*2)
-- 152517*3
(55037*2)
10.18 8 -- 1525/8*1 -- -- 152518 --
10.19 8 -- 152519 -- -- -- 152519*3
10.20 6 152520 152520 -- 152520 ??? --
10.21 6 o/p 12751 152521 -- 152521 -- --
10.22 6 o/p 12752 152522 -- -- 152522 --
10.23 6 o/p 12753 152523 -- -- 152523 --
10.24 6 o/p 12754 152524 -- -- 152524 --
10.25 6 o/p 12755 152525 -- 152525 -- --
10.26 6 o/p 12756 152526 -- 152526 -- --
10.27 6 -- 152527 -- 152527 -- --
10.28 6 o/p 12758 152528 -- -- 152528 --
10.29 6 o/p 12759 152529 -- -- 152529 --
10.30 6 o/p 12760 152530 -- -- 152530 --

Note *1 - The '1525/8' misprint for '152518' on the leaflet for model 10.18 is interesting. Unknown at the moment whether it is present on just some or all of the print run.
Note *2 - These leaflets had two print references. The usual one used in the 1970s and also the old print code reference that was used in the late 1960s.
Note *3 - The 1974 leaflets had both the Meccano Logo and the Airfix Logo on the rear page.
Note 4 - Meccano (Tri-ang) leaflets could be either 1970 or 1971.
Note 5 - Meccano (1971) Ltd leaflets could be either 1971 or 1972.
Note 6 - Leaflets identified with 'o/p' utilise the old 1960s Set 9 leaflets with the a sticker over the old number showing the new model number - Also the bottom is cut off the leaflet where it used to refer to Outfit 9.

Pagination/contents of manuals - 1970-77 (Part 1)
  Set 2
(28 pages)
(1970-4)
Set 2
(28 pages)
(1977)
Set 3
(20 pages)
Set 4
(20 pages)
Sets 2/3/4
(60 pages)
(1970-4)
Sets 2/3/4
(60 pages)
(1977)
Set 5
(24 page)
(1970-4)
Set 5
(20 pages)
(1977)
Illustrated List of
Meccano parts in colour
IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC
How to use this book
(9 languages)
Pages
1-3
Pages
1-3
-- -- Pages
1-3
Pages
1-3
-- --
Meccano Basic Construction
(9 languages)
Pages
4-7
Pages
4-7
-- -- Pages
4-7
Pages
4-7
-- --
Models 2.1 - 2.16 Pages
8-15
Pages
8-15
-- -- Pages
8-15
Page
8-15
-- --
Models 3.1 - 3.16 -- -- Pages
1-16
-- Pages
16-31
Pages
16-31
-- --
Models 4.1 - 4.15 -- -- -- Pages
1-15
Pages
32-46
Pages
32-46
-- --
Model Electronic 4.16 -- -- -- Page 16 Page 47 -- -- --
Advert for Meccano Mulitkits -- -- -- -- -- Page 47 -- --
Models 5.1 - 5.15 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1-16
Pages
1-16
Model Electronic 5.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- Page 17 --
Model Electronic 5.17 -- -- -- -- -- -- Page
18-19
--
Model Electronic 5.18 -- -- -- -- -- -- Page 20 --
Meccano - The Progressive System
(9 languages)
Page 16 Page 16 -- -- Page 48 Page 48 -- --
Some of the Exciting Models
Built with Larger Meccano Sets
Page 17 Page 17 -- -- Page 49 Page 49 -- --
Contents of Meccano Sets Pages
18-19
Pages
18-19
-- -- Pages
50-51
Pages
50-51
-- --
Electronics Set (->1974) Page 20 -- -- -- Page 52 -- -- --
Advert for Multikits (1977) -- Page 20 -- -- -- Page 52 -- --
Meccano Motors etc.
(9 languages)
Pages
21-24
Pages
21-24
-- -- Pages
53-56
Pages
53-56
-- --
List of Meccano Sets and Motors Page 24 Page 24 -- -- Page 56 Page 56 -- --
 

Pagination/contents of manuals - 1970-77 (Part 2)
  Sets 5/6
(60 pages)
(1970-4)
Sets 5/6
(52 pages)
(1977)
Set 7
(44 pages)
Sets 5/6/7
(96 pages)
(1970-4)
Sets 5/6/7
(80 pages)
(1977)
Set 8
(40 pages)
Set 9
(52 pages)
(1970-4)
Set 9
(52 pages)
(1977)
4EL
(36 pages)
Electronics
(12 pages)
Illustrated List of
Meccano parts in colour
IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC IFC, IRC, RC -- --
How to use this book
(9 languages)
-- -- Pages
1-3
-- -- Pages
1-3
-- -- -- --
Please Read Carefully -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- IFC &
Pages 1-3
Models 5.1 - 5.15 Pages
1-16
Pages
1-16
-- Pages
1-16
Pages
1-16
-- -- -- -- --
Model Electronic 5.16 Page 17 -- -- Page 17 -- -- -- -- -- --
Model Electronic 5.17 Pages
18-19
-- -- Pages
18-19
-- -- -- -- -- Pages
8 & IRC
Model Electronic 5.18 Page 20 -- -- Page 20 -- -- -- -- -- Page 5
Models 6.1 - 6.15 Pages
21-49
Pages
17-45
-- Pages
21-49
Pages
17-45
-- -- -- -- --
Model Electronic 6.16 Pages
50-51
-- -- Pages
50-51
-- -- -- -- -- Pages
6-7
Models Electronic 6.17 - 6.18 Pages
52-55
-- -- Pages
52-55
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 7.1 - 7.15 -- -- Pages
4-33
Pages
56-85
Pages
46-75
-- -- -- -- --
Models Electronic 7.16 - 7.18 -- -- Pages
34-39
Pages
86-91
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models 8.1 - 8.16 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
4-36
-- -- -- --
Models 9.1 - 9.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1-47
Pages
1-47
-- --
Meccano - The Progressive System
(9 languages)
Page 56 -- -- Page 92 Page 76 -- -- -- -- --
Lifting Shovel Built with set 10 -- -- Page 40 -- -- -- Page 48 -- -- --
Cargo Ship Built with set 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Page 48 -- --
Advert for Multikits (1977) -- Pages
46/47
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Contents of the 4EL set -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- IFC --
The 4EL set and Electricity -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1-3
--
Models E.1 - E.37 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
4-32
--
Principal Standard Meccano Parts
used in the 4EL models
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- IRC --
Meccano Electrical Parts -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RC --
Meccano Motors
(English only)
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RC