Meccano Manuals 1908 - 1981

1978-1981

Details and Downloads of Meccano Manuals

NEW - Manual Downloads - NEW

Manual scans from my reference collection covering most of the manuals are now available for download in pdf format. Where available, these are shown in blue in the tables below. Note that some of the files are rather large.

HELP - If anyone is able to supply scans of any manual for which there is no download or where there are torn or missing pages then that would be appreciated. Please contact me first for details. I would like to make this website as complete as possible

Print references of main set Manuals 1978-80
The manuals were all landscape 11¾in. x 7in. (297mm x 178mm)
There was a supplementary 'Extra Parts of Extra Fun' sheet (same size as above)
  Set A Starter
(16 pages)
Set 1
(16 pages)
Set 2
(16 pages)
Set 3
(36 pages)
Set 4
(56 pages)
Set 5
(16 pages)
Extra Parts
(2 pages)
1977 -- -- -- -- -- -- 160056
Code 199391
1978 160048 160043
(with 'A' set contents)

 
160043
(without 'A' set contents)
160044 160045
(with cheese head bolts)

 
160045
(with round head bolts)
160046 160047 --

Note - All the 1978 manuals have the Meccano Logo and also the Airfix logo on the rear cover

Pagination/contents of main set Manuals 1978-80
  Set A Starter
(16 pages)
Set 1
(16 pages)
Set 2
(16 pages)
Set 3
(36 pages)
Set 4
(56 pages)
Set 5
(16 pages)
Welcome to the world of Meccano (7 languages) Page 2 Page 2 -- -- -- --
How to use this book (7 languages) Page 3 Page 3 -- -- -- --
Basic Constructions (7 languages) Pages
4-5
Pages
4-5
-- -- -- --
The next step forwards -- -- Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 --
Your electric motor -- -- Pages
4-5
Pages
4-5
-- --
Colour photos of models -- -- -- -- -- Page 2 &
Rear Cover
Models 1.1 - 1.10 Pages
6 - 10
Pages
6 - 10
-- -- -- --
Models 2.1 - 2.10 -- -- Pages
6 - 15
Pages
26 - 35
Pages
46 - 55
--
Models 3.1 - 3.10 -- -- -- Pages
6 - 25
Pages
26 - 45
--
Models 4.1 - 4.8 -- -- -- -- Pages
4 - 25
--
Models 5.1 - 5.6 -- -- -- -- -- Page 2 &
Rear Cover
Pocket Meccano Models Pages
11 - 13
Pages
11 - 13
-- -- -- --
Illustrated complete list of Meccano parts Pages
14 - 15
Pages
14 - 15
-- -- -- --
Contents of Meccano sets Rear Cover Rear Cover -- -- -- --
Advert for the various theme construction sets -- -- Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover --

Note - Page numbering includes the covers

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No.10 set - The No.10 set continued in production. However there are no known printings of No.10 set leaflets during this period.

Pocket Meccano - This also remained in production. See the 1970-7 era for more details.