Meccano Manuals 1908 - 1981

Pre-War - Other

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 - especially overseas editions, would be appreciated

Note - The number of pages noted in a manual always includes the covers.

Note - The numbers in green are the reference numbers from the list of USA Meccano manuals produced by Kendrick Bisset. Kendick Bisset's website on Meccano in the United States.
Information on copyright dates etc. is available for many of the American manuals on the USA © Info page.

Print codes of
The Meccano Motor,
Prize Models and
The Meccanograph manuals
Manual size 9¾" x 6½" (248x168mm) approx.
  The Meccano Motor1914/15
Prize Models

(English Edition)
1914/15
Prize Models

(Colonial Edition)
1914/15
Prize Models

(USA Edition)
1915/16
Prize Models

(USA only)
The Meccanograph
1912 The Meccano Motor*2
with 1912 model numbers
-- -- -- -- --
1913 The Meccano Motor*2
with 1913 model numbers
(Version 1)

 
The Meccano Motor*2
with 1913 model numbers
(Version 2)
-- -- -- -- --
1914 -- -- -- -- -- --
1915 -- 1914/15
Prize Models
(Version 1)*1
 
1914/15
Prize Models
(Version 2)*1
 
1914/15
Prize Models
(Version 3)*1
1914/15
Prize Models
(15.2)1914/15
Prize Models
-- --
1916 -- 1914/15
Prize Models
(Version 3)
With revised
prices sticker dated
7th Feb 1916
1914/15
Prize Models
With revised
prices sticker
-- (16.3)1915/16
Prize Models
The Meccanograph
Liverpool edition
 
(16.6)The Meccanograph
American edition
1917 -- -- -- -- (17.4)1915/16
Prize Models
With revised 1917
prices pasted in
place of pages 21-24
--
1918 -- -- -- -- -- --
1919 -- -- -- -- -- --
1920 -- -- -- -- (20.3)1915/16
Prize Models
Pages 19-24 replaced
by unnumbered
pages 19-22
--
1921 -- -- -- -- (21.4)1915/16
Prize Models
Pages 19-24 replaced
by unnumbered
pages 19-22
No mention of outfits
--
1922 -- -- -- -- (22.4)1915/16
Prize Models
Pages 19-24 replaced
by unnumbered
pages 19-22
1922 motor prices handwritten
--

Note *1 - Three versions of the UK 1914/15 Prize Models book have been identified. See the 'Changes' pages for details of the differences.

Note *2 - Three editions of the Meccano Motor manual have so far been identified. The front cover of the 1912 edition does not mention New York and the French address is "17, Rue Bleue, Paris". The front cover of the first 1913 edition now mentions New York and the French address changes to "5, Rue Ambroise Thomas". The front cover of the second 1913 edition removes mention the German 'Meccano G.m.b.H.' company and its address under the German name of the manual.

Print codes of
1928-34 New/Prize Models,
Standard Mechanisms,
How to Use Meccano Parts
and the Steam Engine manuals
The New Model manuals are all 'Large Format' - 11" x 8 1/8"
All other manuals are 'Small Format' - 9¾" x 6 5/8" up to 1933
From 1934 the manuals changed to 'Large Format' like the 'Lettered' Outfit manuals of the period
The post-war USA edition of the Standard Mechanisms Manual was 9½" x 6 5/8"
  New/Prize ModelsStandard MechanismsHow to Use Meccano PartsSteam Engine
1925 -- Undated -- --
1926 -- 926/5 -- --
-- ??? America*6 -- --
1927 -- 127/10 -- --
-- ??? America*6 -- --
1928 228/20
328/10
328/5
728/5
1128/3
-- --
428/1.75(Can)
428/1.75(NZ)
428/2(SA)
(28.4)328/2(America)
(28.5)No ref(America)*5
728/5(O'seas)*2
-- --
1929 229/20 529/40(Eng) -- 29S
2/829/35
-- 329/3(O'seas)
529/5(Aus)*3
529/3(Can)
(29.6)No ref(America)
-- --
1930 2/230/20 -- 2/830/35 30S
2/130/5
2/230/1(Aus) -- -- --
1931 13/231/20 -- 2/531/30(M) --
1932 7/632/15 -- -- --
1933 -- 2/933/3/1P(Eng) 2/1033/1
2/1033/.75
2/1033/.5
2/1033/.4
--
1934 7/434/10 13/1134/15(UK) *1 -- --
1935 -- 13/835/2.5(UK) 13/735/13.5(UK) --
-- 13/935/1.2(nz/sa) 13/735/1.6(Aus) --
1936 -- 13/636/10(UK) -- --
-- 13/636/1(AUS) -- --
Late
1940s
-- USA edition *4
Undated
-- --

Note *1 - The print code - 13/1134/15 is that which is on the front cover. It also has a print code on the rear cover which is slightly different - 13/1034/15.

Note *2 - The 1928 'Overseas' edition (728/5) is actually the standard UK edition with an 'Overseas' stamp on the front cover, half of pages 45/6 cut out and page 48 and inside rear cover stuck together.

Note *3 - The 1929 Australian edition has also been seen with the words 'Australian Edition' in the bottom right hand edge of the front cover blacked out, and a revised price sticker for 1/- on the front cover. Pages 49 and the inside rear cover are stuck together to remove any references to prices. As the price of 1/- was the same as the UK editions, these were probably surplus manuals that were pressed into use for the UK market.

Note *4 - Three editions of this manual have been seen. The only difference is the address at the bottom of the front cover - Binns Road - Elizabeth NJ - Kenilworth NJ.

Note *5 - This 1928 American edition appears to be the same as ref 28.4 except that the cover and the outer pages (1/2 & 47/48) have been replaced. These additional pages were almost certainly printed in America (unlike the rest of the manual) and appear as though they might be identical to those on earlier American editions of this manual as they mention the E3 motor which otherwise has only been seen on late 1926 or early 1927 manuals/price lists.

Note *6 - 1926/7 editions of the Standard Mechanisms manual are expected to exist as it is advertised in the American manuals from 1926. Confirmation required.

Print Codes of Pre-war Supermodel Leaflets (Liverpool)
These are nominally - 11" x 8½" (280mm x 216mm)
A number of cut down leaflets - approx. 10¾" x 8" (273mm x 203mm) have also been seen. Identified as *2 below
It is thought that these are those leaflets that were issued free with the December 1934 Meccano Magazine.
They would have been cut down so that they could be inserted inside the MM (8¼" x 11") without hanging out.
Leaflet
No.
Title Pages 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936
1 Motor Chassis
(with accumulator)
8 1227/5 328/5
528/5
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1 Motor Chassis
(without accumulator)
8 -- -- -- 2/430/5 -- 1/432/2.5 -- -- -- --
1A Motor Chassis 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 21/1134/5 -- --
2 High Speed
Ship Coaler
8 -- 428/5
1228/5 *2
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/636/.5
3 Motor Cycle
and Sidecar
4 -- 328/5
628/5 *2
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 Block Setting Crane 12 -- 428/5
628/5 *2
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 Travelling
Bucket Dredger
4 -- 528/5
828/5 *2
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/736/.5
6 Stiff Leg Derrick 4 -- 628/5
828/5 *2
-- -- -- 6/432/1 -- -- -- 1/836/.5
7 Platform Scales 4 -- NR(1928) -- 1/1130/1 -- 1/132/1(IR) -- 21/934/4.5 -- --
8 Roundabout 4 -- NR(1928)
528/10 *2
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 Bagatelle Table 4 -- 528/10 -- -- -- -- -- 21/934/4.5 -- --
10 Log Saw 4 -- 528/5
1228/5
-- -- -- -- -- 21/934/4.5 *2 -- --
11 Single Cylinder
Horizontal
Steam Engine
4 -- 528/10 -- 7/1130/1 7/931/1 6/432/1.5 -- 21/934/4 *2 -- --
11A Single Cylinder
Horizontal
Steam Engine
4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/836/.5
12 Stone
Sawing Machine
4 -- 528/5
1028/5
-- 7/1130/1 -- 6/432/1.5 *2 -- 21/934/4 *2 -- --
13 Meccanograph 8 -- 628/10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/636/.5
14 Grandfather Clock 8 -- 428/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14A Grandfather Clock 4 -- -- -- -- 1/331/3 -- -- -- -- --
15 Baltic Tank
Locomotive
8 -- 1128/5 *2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 Loom 8 -- 628/5
928/5
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16A Loom 8 -- -- -- NR(1930) -- -- -- -- -- --
17 Planing Machine 4 -- 928/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
18 Revolving Crane 4 -- 1028/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/736/.5
19 Steam Shovel 4 -- 828/5 *2 -- -- -- -- -- 21/934/4 -- --
19A Steam Excavator 8 -- -- 7/1229/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 Electric
Mobile Crane
4 -- -- 7/1229/5 *2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/836/.5
21 Transporter Bridge 4 -- 1128/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/836/.5
22 Traction Engine 4 -- 1128/5 -- -- 231/7/1.5 -- -- 21/934/4.5 *2 -- --
23 Vertical Log Saw 4 -- 1028/5 *2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
24 Travelling
Gantry Crane
4 -- 828/ *2 -- -- -- -- -- 21/1034/7.5 *2 -- 1/736/.5
25 Hydraulic Crane 4 -- 828/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/736/.5
26 Twin Elliptic
Harmonograph
4 -- 1228/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
27 Giant Dragline 8 -- 1228/5 *2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
28 Pontoon Crane
(Channel Segments)
4 -- 1128/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
28 Pontoon Crane
(Geared Roller Bearing)
4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/936/.5
29 Hammerhead Crane
(Channel Segments)
4 -- 1228/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
29 Hammerhead Crane
(Geared Roller Bearing)
4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1136/.5
30 Railway
Breakdown Crane
8 -- -- 7/929/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/736/.5
31 Goods Warehouse 8 -- -- 3/729/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/836/.5
32 Twin Cylinder
Horizontal
Steam Engine
8 -- -- 729/5 *1 *2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
33 Single and Double
Flyboats
8 -- -- 429/5 *2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
34 Three-engine
Argosy Biplane
8 -- 028/5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
35 Automatic
Grabbing Crane
8 -- -- -- 7/730/5 -- -- -- -- -- 1/836/.5
36 Electric
Derrick Crane
4 -- -- -- 3/130/5 *2 -- -- -- -- -- --
37 Howitzer, Limber
and Tractor
4 -- -- -- 7/830/5 -- -- -- -- -- --

Note *1 - An overprinted version of SML 32 has been reported with a note about using Ring Frames instead of Channel Segments. Confirmation required.

Note *2 - Cut down versions of these leaflets have also been seen - see top of table for details.

Note 3 - NR -> No reference number. The year against these leaflets, is when they were thought to be printed.

Print Codes of Early Supermodel Leaflets
(Liverpool and America)
The early 1915 leaflet was a single sided sheet of paper - 12¼" x 18½" (311 x 471mm)
The Liverpool 1921-7 leaflets were all a single double sided sheet of paper - 11" x 15" (280mm x 432mm)
The American 1921-7 leaflets *2 were a single double sided sheet of paper - 8½" x 24½" (215mm x 614mm)
Title 1915 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 America
Early Motor Chassis *1 No print code -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Around 1915 - No print code
Motor Chassis -- 621/2.5
1021/3
-- 223/1
423/1
1124/1 -- 3/26
1126/1
627/.5 C-05252*2
Loom -- 1121/2 -- 523/1 1124/1 -- 326/1 927/1 ???*2
Ship Coaler -- -- -- -- -- 125/1 -- 427/1 ???*2
Clock -- -- -- -- 124/1
1124/1
-- -- -- ???*2

Note *1 - This early Motor Chassis leaflet was a reprint from the July 7th 1915 edition of "The Light Car". A date of around 1915/6 is assumed. There is no other date or print reference on the leaflet.

Note *2 - Only the Motor Chassis leaflet has been examined so far. It is assumed that American versions of the other model leflets also exist. Confirmation required.

Note 3 - With the exception of *1 - these model leaflets were all associated with 1922-7 Outfit 7 models.

Print Codes of Pre-war Supermodel Leaflets (America)
A number of the SMLs were specially printed in America for the USA market
prior to the American factory being sold in 1929
Leaflet No. Title Print Code
1 Motor Chassis
(without accumulator)
0-0528/5
0-1228/5
3 Motor Cycle and Sidecar 0-028/2
4 Block Setting Crane 0-0828/1
5 Travelling Dredger Bucket 0-0828/1
6 Stiff Leg Derrick 0-0928/1
7 Platform Scales 0-0728/2
8 Roundabout 0-0728/1
9 Bagatelle Table 0-0728/2
10 Log Saw 0-0728/1
11 Single Cylinder Horizontal Steam Engine 0-0728/1
12 Stone Sawing Machine 0-0728/1
13 Meccanograph 0-0928/2
14 Grandfather Clock 0-0928/2
16 Loom 0-0928/1

Note 1 - Only SML1 (0528 version) and SML12 have so far been examined. Confirmation of the others required.

Note 2 - Many of the American SMLs are seen with the American 'Elizabeth' address scored out and the Liverpool address stamped on instead. Most of these are also stamped 'Complementary Copy'.

Print Codes of Supplementary Notes for Super Model Leaflets
These supplementary notices were stuck onto SML leaflets to notify about the change from the 4V to 6V electric motor and some other constructional advice
Leaflet No. Title Print Code
2 High Speed Ship Coaler 1/331/4.2
4 Block Setting Crane 1/331/3.2
6 Stiff Leg Derrick 1/331/2.55
10 Log Saw 1/331/10
15 Baltic Tank Locomotive 1/331/18
19 Steam Shovel 1/331/10
24 Travelling Gantry Crane 1/331/1.25
27 Giant Dragline 1/331/3

Note - The above are those that are currently known about - were there any others?


Pagination/contents - Meccano Motor manual
  1912 1913
Meccano agents and addresses
(Identical to the front cover)
Page 1 Page 1
Introduction Page 2 Page 2
No.1 Meccano Motor Page 3 Page 3
Model No.4 - Truck Page 4 Page 4
Conversion of Model No.12 into a Fan Page 5  
Conversion of Model No.21 into a Fan   Page 5
Model No.16 - Travelling Jib Crane Page 6 Page 6
Model No.27 - Travelling Jib Crane Page 7  
Model No.37 - Travelling Jib Crane   Page 7
Model No. 28 - Windmill Page 8  
Model No. 40 - Windmill   Page 8
Model No.33 - Motor Van Page 9  
Model No.44 - Motor Van   Page 9
Model No.46 - Pit Head Gear Page 10  
Model No.59 - Pit Head Gear   Page 10
No.2 Meccano Motor Page 11 Page 11
Model No.60 - Flying Machine Page 12  
Model No.70 - Flying Machine   Page 12
Model No.65 - Warehouse with Elevator Page 13  
Model No.75 - Warehouse with Elevator   Page 13
Model No.79 - Turn-Table Crane Pages 14-15  
Model No.93 - Turn-Table Crane   Pages 14-15
Model No.88 - Roundabout Page 16  
Model No.107 - Roundabout   Page 16
 
Pagination/contents - Prize Models 1914/15
(Liverpool and America)
  Liverpool America
Personal Note from the Inventor of Meccano to
all Competitors in the 1914/15 Competition
Page 1 Page 1
Facts which the Meccano Competition has Established
Reasons for the Great Success of Meccano Competition
Page 2 Page 2
Models Pages 3-20 Pages 3-20
The Meccano Electric Motor Page 21 Page 21
Meccano Outfits with the Electric Motor
Meccano Shafting Standard
Page 22 Page 22
The Meccano Inventor's Accessory Outfit
The Meccano Clockwork Motor
The Meccano Girder Strip
New Meccano Parts
Page 23 Page 23
Meccano Steam Engine
Meccano Saw Bench
Meccano Churn
Raylo
Page 24 --
Price List Rear Cover Page 24
 
Pagination/contents - Prize Models 1915/16
(America)
What the Inventor of Meccano thinks of the 1915-16 Competition Page 1
Meccano is the American Boy's Treasure Box Page 2
From Opinion - US District Court, Southern District of Ohio Page 3
Models Pages 4 - 19
How to Recognise a Genuine Meccano Outfit Page 20
Meccano Electrified Page 21
The Big $5.00 Outfit Page 22
Price List Page 23
Prices of Meccano Accessory Parts Page 24
 

Pagination/contents - Meccanograph Manual
  Liverpool
22 pages
America
28 pages
(16.6)
Meccano Supremacy and the Reasons for it Page 1 --
The "Meccano Magazine"
A New Grand Meccano Prize Contest
Page 2 --
Introduction
The Meccanograph
How the Meccanograph is made
Hints to Meccanograph Designers
-- Pages 1 - 2
The Meccanograph
(Introduction)
Page 3 --
The Meccanograph
(Picture of the model)
-- Page 3
The Meccanograph - Instructions for Building
(Including picture of the model)
Pages 4 - 5 --
How to Build -- Pages 4 - 6
How to Operate the Meccanograph Pages 6 - 8 --
How to Operate -- Pages 6 - 9
Examples of Patterns Pages 9 - 16
+ 2 unnumbered pages
glued in centre of manual
Pages 10 - 24
 
Pagination/contents - Books of New/Prize Models - 1928-34
  1928
(28 pages)
1929
(28 pages)
1930
(28 pages)
1931
(44 pages)
1932
(44 pages)
1932
(44 pages)
What shall I build Next IFC -- -- -- -- --
The Joy of Inventing! -- IFC -- -- IFC --
The Progress of Meccano -- -- IFC -- -- --
The Wonderful Quebec Bridge! -- -- -- IFC -- IFC
New Models Pages 1 - 20 Pages 1 - 13 Pages 1 - 14 Pages 1 - 24 -- Pages 1 - 27
A Selection of Meccano Super Models -- Page 14 -- -- -- --
New Meccano Mechanisms Pages 21 - 24 Pages 15 - 19 Pages 15 - 20 Pages 25 - 32 -- Pages 28 - 36
Prize Models -- Pages 20 - 23 Pages 21 - 24 Pages 33 - 38 Pages 1 - 40 Pages 37 - 40
New Meccano Accessory Parts IRC -- -- -- -- --
New and Improved Meccano Parts -- Page 24 -- -- -- --
Uses of New Parts -- IRC -- -- -- --
Uses for Meccano Parts -- -- IRC -- IRC --
How to Use Meccano Parts -- -- -- Pages 39 - 40 -- IRC
The Meccano Magazine RC RC RC RC RC RC
 
Pagination/contents - Steam Engine Manual - 1929-30
  1929
(20 pages)
1930
(28 pages)
How to Operate the Meccano Steam Engine IFC IFC
Driving Models with the Meccano Steam Engine Page 1 Page 1
Models Pages 2 - 16 Pages 2 - 16
Meccano Magazine IRC IRC
Meccano Price List IRC --
Price List of Meccano Steam Engine and Components -- IRC
Standard Rear Cover RC RC

Note 1 - Worthy of note is that model S30 (Steam-driven Stiff Leg Derrick) refered out to SML 6a. However this leaflet was never printed.

Note 2 - The 1929 manual did not contain a price list of the Steam Engine and its components.
Instead a stick in note was added in at least some of the manuals
(print code 1.929.5 seen - were there any others?)


Pagination/contents - Standard Mechanisms - 1925-33
(Liverpool and America)
  Liverpool Liverpool America
(28.4)
America
(28.5)
Liverpool
& America

(29.6)
Liverpool
  1925
(52 pages)
1926-8
(52 pages)
1928
(52 pages)
1928
(52 pages)
1929
(52 pages)
1933
(52 pages)
Model Building with Meccano -
Real Engineering in Miniature
Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 (IFC) Page 1 (IFC)
The Meccano Standard Mechanisms - Contents Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 Page 2
Section 1 - Gear Ratios Page 3 Page 3 Page 3 Page 3 Page 3 Page 3
Section 2 - Belt and Rope Mechanisms Page 4 Page 4 Page 4 Page 4 Page 4 Page 4
Section 3 - Pulleys and Pulley Blocks Pages
5-10
Pages
5-10
Pages
5-10
Pages
5-10
Pages
5-7
Pages
5-7
Section 4 - Levers Pages
11-15
Pages
11-15
Pages
11-15
Pages
11-15
Page 8 Page 8
Section 5 - Clutches, Reversing & Drive Change Mechanisms Pages
16-20
Pages
16-20
Pages
16-20
Pages
16-20
Pages
9-19
Pages
9-18
Section 6 - Brakes and Retarding Appliances Pages
21-22
Pages
21-22
Pages
21-22
Pages
21-22
-- --
Section 6 - Brakes and Governing Appliances -- -- -- -- Pages
19-23
Pages
19-23
Section 7 - Roller and Ball Bearings, Etc Pages
23-25
Pages
23-25
Pages
23-25
Pages
23-25
Pages
24-28
Pages
24-28
Section 8 - Steering Gear Pages
26-27
Pages
26-27
Pages
26-27
Pages
26-27
Pages
29-31
Pages
29-31
Section 9 - Screw Mechanisms Pages
28-30
Pages
28-30
Pages
28-30
Pages
28-30
Pages
32-34
Pages
32-34
Section 10 - Overhead Trolleys and Trucks for Gantries Etc Pages
31-32
Pages
31-32
Pages
31-32
Pages
31-32
Pages
35-36
Pages
35-36
Section 11 - Traversing Mechanisms Pages
33-34
Pages
33-34
Pages
33-34
Pages
33-34
Pages
37-39
Pages
37-39
Section 12 - Grabs, Buckets and Dresging Apparatus Page 35 Page 35 Page 35 Page 35 Page 40 Page 40
Section 13 - Miscellaneous Appliances Pages
36-42
Pages
36-43
Pages
36-43
Pages
36-43
Pages
41-47
Pages
41-47
An Experiment in Applied Meccanics - Triangle of Forces Page 43 -- -- -- -- --
An Experiment in Applied Meccanics - The Inclined Plane Page 44 Page 44 Page 44 Page 44 -- --
Particulars and Prices of Meccano Parts Pages
45-46
Pages
45-46
Pages
45-46
Pages
45-46
-- --
Index Page 47 Page 47 Page 47 Page 47 Page 48 Page 48
Meccano Magazine Page 48 Page 48 *1 -- -- Page 49 Page 49
Hornby Mechanical Trains -- -- Page 48 -- -- --
Meccano Price List IRC IRC *1 IRC Page 48 IRC --
Meccano Power Units for Driving Models -- -- -- -- -- IRC
Meccano Addresses RC RC RC ??? *2 -- --
Standard Rear Cover -- -- -- -- RC RC

Note *1 - In the 1928 edition (728/5) with the 'Overseas' stamp on the front cover, the prices of parts are cut off from pages 46/7 to form a half page. Also pages 48 and the inside rear cover are stuck together. Almost certainly any other 'Overseas' editions of the 1926-8 manuals will also be the same.

Note *2 - The copy of the edition of this manual which was examined was missing its rear cover.

Pagination/contents - Standard Mechanisms - 1934-6 & USA Post-War
  1934-6
(44 pages)
USA Post-War
(32 pages)
Model Building with Meccano -
Real Engineering in Miniature
IFC IFC
Contents IFC IFC
Section 1 - Levers Pages 1-3 Pages 1-2
Section 2 - Pulley Systems Page 4 Page 3
Section 3 - Belt and Chain Drives Page 5 Page 4
Section 4 - Gear Trains and Gear Boxes Pages 6-9 Pages 5-7
Section 5 - Planetary and Epicyclic Gears Pages 10-12 Pages 8-10
Section 6 - Intermittant Rotary Motions Pages 13-15 Pages 11-12
Section 7 - Cranks, Cams and Eccentrics Pages 16-18 Pages 13-14
Section 8 - Clutches and Friction Drives Pages 19-20 Page 15
Section 9 - Governing Appliances Pages 21-23 --
Section 10 (1934) / Section 9 (Postwar)
Brakes
Pages 24-26 Pages 16-17
Section 11 (1934) / Section 10 (Postwar)
Bearing and Shafting Supports
Page 27 Page 18
Section 12 (1934) / Section 11 (Postwar)
Roller and Slide Bearings
Pages 28-30 Pages 19-20
Section 13 (1934) / Section 12 (Postwar)
Applied Screw Mechanisms
Page 31 Page 21
Section 14 (1934) / Section 13 (Postwar)
Quick Return Mechanisms
Page 32 Page 22
Section 15 (1934) / Section 14 (Postwar)
Steering Mechanisms
Pages 33-34 Pages 23-24
Section 16 (1934) / Section 15 (Postwar)
Traversing Mechanisms
Page 35 Page 25
Section 17 (1934) / Section 16 (Postwar)
Springs and Shock Absorbers
Page 36 Page 26
Section 18 (1934) / Section 17 (Postwar)
Special Movements
Pages 37-38 Pages 27-28
Section 19 - Electrically Operated Movements Page 39 --
Meccano Super Model Leaflets Page 40 --
List of Movements Illustrated in this Manual IRC IRC
Meccano Magazine - A Fine Engineering Monthly for Boys RC --
Meccano Copyright etc -- RC
 

Pagination/contents - How to Use Meccano Parts - 1930-35
  1930-3
(36 pages)
1935
(32 pages)
How Meccano Parts are Classified IFC IFC
Class A : Strips Page 1 Page 1
Class B : Girders Pages 2-3 Pages 2-3
Class C : Brackets, Trunnions, Etc Pages 4-5 Pages 4-5
Class D : Plates, Boilers, Etc Pages 6-7 Pages 6-7
Class E : Nuts and Bolts, Tools and Literature Pages 8-10 --
Class E : Nuts, Bolts and Tools -- Page 8
Class M : Rods, Cranks and Couplings Pages 11-12 --
Class F : Rods, Cranks and Couplings -- Pages 9-10
Class N : Wheels, Pulleys, Bearings Etc. Pages 13-15 --
Class G : Wheels, Pulleys, Bearings Etc. -- Pages 11-13
Class O : Gears and Toothed Parts Pages 16-20 --
Class H : Gears and Toothed Parts -- Pages 14-17
Class P : Special Accessories Pages 21-24 --
Class J : Special Accessories -- Pages 18-20
Class Q : Miscellaneous Mechanical Parts Pages 25-27 --
Class K : Miscellaneous Mechanical Parts -- Pages 21-23
Class T : Electrical Parts Pages 28-29 --
Class L : Electrical Parts -- Pages 24-25
Class X : Power Units and Accessories Pages 30-32 --
Class M : Power Units and Accessories -- Pages 26-28
Meccano Super Model Instruction Leaflets -- IRC
Meccano Magazine IRC RC
Standard Rear Cover RC --

Cross References of Early Supermodel Leaflets to Outfit Manual Models
A number of Outfit 7 manual models did not include building instructions and instead referred out to the appropriate supermodel leaflet. Details are as below
Title 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927
Motor Chassis 429 701 701 701 701 701 701
Loom 446 725 725 725 725 725 724
Ship Coaler -- -- -- -- 729 729 728
Clock -- -- -- -- -- -- 720

Note 1 - There was also a High Speed Ship Coaler (model 734) in the 1922-4 manuals. This had no instructions but referred out to separate instructions. The model featured was however the same as in the 1918-21 Book 2 manuals which had instructions. It was however different from the leaflet first published in 1925 and in the 1925-7 manuals. Was a leaflet ever actually issued for this model?

Note 2 - The Clock leaflet has a 1924 print code. However it does not appear to have been included in a manual until 1927.

Cross References of Pre-war Supermodel Leaflets to Outfit Manual Models
A number of Outfit 6 & 7 manual models and the Steam Engine manual did not include building instructions and instead referred out to the appropriate supermodel leaflet. Details are as below
Leaflet
No.
Title 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937
1 Motor Chassis
(with accumulator)
7.1 7.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1 Motor Chassis
(without accumulator)
-- -- 7.1 7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21 -- --
1A Motor Chassis -- -- -- -- -- -- L23 L23 L34 L35
2 High Speed
Ship Coaler
7.28 7.30 7.28 7.45 7.45 7.45 7.45 / L31 7.45 / L31 L22 L22
3 Motor Cycle
and Sidecar
7.31 7.33 7.33 7.43 7.43 7.43 7.43 7.43 -- --
5 Travelling
Bucket Dredger
7.2 7.35 7.39 7.31 7.31 7.31 7.31 / L33 7.31 / L33 L33 L34
6 Stiff Leg Derrick 7.9 7.10 7.31 7.41 7.41 7.41 7.41 / L38 7.41 / L38 L25 L25
7 Platform Scales 6.21 6.20 6.9 6.41 6.41 6.41 6.41 / K42 6.41 / K42 K41 --
9 Bagatelle Table 6.16 6.15 6.46 6.45 6.45 6.45 6.45 / K45 6.45 / K45 K42 --
10 Log Saw 6.22 6.21 6.45 6.44 6.44 6.44 6.44 / K44 6.44 / K44 K40 --
11 Single Cylinder
Horizontal
Steam Engine
6.29 6.28 6.43 6.42 6.42 6.42 6.42 / K43 6.42 -- --
11A Single Cylinder
Horizontal
Steam Engine
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- K43 K39 --
12 Stone
Sawing Machine
6.43 6.42 6.44 6.43 6.43 6.43 6.43 / K40 6.43 / K40 K43 --
13 Meccanograph 7.8 7.9 7.26 7.26 7.26 7.26 7.26 / L42 7.26 / L42 L19 L33
14 Grandfather Clock 7.19 7.21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14A Grandfather Clock -- -- 7.32 7.33 7.33 7.33 7.33 / L26 7.33 / L26 L32 L32
16 Loom 7.21 7.23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16A Loom -- -- 7.24 7.39&7.37 7.39&7.37 7.39&7.37 7.39&7.37 /
L29&L34
7.39&7.37 /
L29&L34
-- --
17 Planing Machine 7.5 7.5 7.23 7.35 7.35 7.35 7.35 / L25 7.35 / L25 -- --
18 Revolving Crane 7.6 7.7 7.21 7.27 7.27 7.27 7.27 / L21 7.27 / L21 L31 L31
19 Steam Shovel 7.7 7.8 7.40 7.44 7.44 7.44 7.44 / L36 7.44 / L36 L36 L23
19A Steam Shovel -- S31 *3 S31 *3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 Electric
Mobile Crane
7.11 *1 7.15 7.35 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 / L35 7.30 / L35 L28 L28
21 Transporter Bridge 7.12 7.14 7.36 7.34 7.34 7.34 7.34 / L30 7.34 / L30 L21 L21
22 Traction Engine 7.13 *1 Sp *2 7.38 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 / L32 7.25 / L32 L23 --
23 Vertical Log Saw 7.14 7.6 7.27 7.38 7.38 7.38 7.38 / L41 7.38 / L41 -- --
24 Travelling
Gantry Crane
7.23 7.25 7.34 7.29 7.29 7.29 7.29 / L27 7.29 / L27 L30 L30
25 Hydraulic Crane 7.24 7.4 7.22 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 / L24 7.23 / L24 L20 L20
26 Twin Elliptic
Harmonograph
7.29 7.31 7.37 7.40 7.40 7.40 7.40 / L40 7.40 / L40 -- --
28 Pontoon Crane -- -- 7.42 7.42 7.42 7.42 7.42 / L22 7.42 / L22 L35 L19
29 Hammerhead Crane -- -- 7.44 7.22 7.22 7.22 7.22 / L37 7.22 / L37 L24 L24
30 Railway
Breakdown Crane
-- -- 7.43 7.32 7.32 7.32 7.32 / L28 7.32 / L28 L29 L29
31 Goods Warehouse -- 7.12 7.29 7.24 7.24 7.24 7.24 / L20 7.24 / L20 L27 L27
35 Automatic
Grabbing Crane
-- -- 7.11 7.36 7.36 7.36 7.36 / L39 7.36 / L39 L26 L26
36 Electric
Derrick Crane
-- -- 7.41 7.28 7.28 7.28 7.28 / L43 7.28 / L43 -- --
37 Howitzer, Limber
and Tractor
-- -- 6.47 6.46 6.46 6.46 6.46 / K41 6.46 / K41 -- --

Note *1 - In 1928 Model 7.11 was 'Aeroscope' and 7.13 was 'Tractor' in manuals, although they referred out to the appropriate SML leaflet. Obviously a result of a late change in SML models. The error was corrected in 1929
Note *2 - In the 1929 manual this model did not have a number and was referred to as a 'Special Model'
Note *3 - This model was in the Steam Engine manual