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Meccano Aeroplane Constructor(1) Sets

Meccano Aeroplane Constructor(1) was a system for constructing model aircraft. It was made by Meccano Ltd from 1931 to around 1941, when the Second World war stopped production. There was also a smaller and simpler system that is shown under Meccano Aeroplane Constructor(2)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MECCANO AEROPLANE [1]

Maker
Meccano
System Type
Aerospace
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1931 to 1941
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
132
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: dome (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Chrome plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Special parts allow various different models, including multi-engined.

Below there are manuals/leaflets which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

Outfit 0


An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 0 manual, print ref 2/632/40

An Aeroplane Constructor(1 set) set 0 manual, print ref 2/333/40

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 0 manual, print ref 5/634/40

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 0 manual, print ref 2/735/12(2P)
An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 0 manual with print ref 13/437/22.5 is known to exist.

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 0 manual, print ref 13/139/17.5(1P)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 0 manual, print ref 13/641/20

A Meccano (France) Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 0 manual, print ref 13/339/7(1P) (Dark blue print)

A Meccano (France) Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 0 manual, print ref 13/339/7(1P) (Dark brown print)

Outfit 1


An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 1 manual, print ref 13/931/15 (Dark blue print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 1 manual, print ref 13/1131/5(1R) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 1 manual, print ref 2/433/30(1P) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 1 manual, print ref 13/436/12.5(1P) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 1 manual, print ref 13/437/13.5(1P) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 1 manual, print ref 13/338/12.5(1P) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 1 manual, print ref 13/439/12(1P) (Dark brown print)

A Meccano (France) Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 1 manual, print ref 2/1032/12(1P) (Dark brown print)

Outfit 2


An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 13/931/10 (Dark blue print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 13/1131/5/(1R) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 13/1231/5/(2R) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 2/732/18.5(1P) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 2/433/15(1P) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 2/433/15(1P) with overprint in red concerning the change from military to civil colours (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 13/338/6(1P) (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 13/339/2.75(1P) (Dark brown print)

A Meccano (France) Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 13/1031/7 (Dark blue print)

A Meccano (France) Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 2/1032/13 (Dark brown print)

A Meccano (France) Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 2/636/.9 (Dark brown print)

A Meccano (France) Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 2 manual, print ref 13/737/2.5 (Dark brown print)

Outfit 10


An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 10 manual in three languages (English, French, German, German), print ref 2/632/20 (Dark brown print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 10 manual in three languages (English, French, German, German), print ref 2/735/5 (Dark brown print)

Outfit 11


An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 11 manual in three languages (English, French, German), print ref 1031/20 (Dark blue print)

Outfit 12


An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 12 manual in three languages (English, French, German), print ref 13/1031/10 (Dark blue print)

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) set 12 manual in three languages (English, French, German), print ref 13/633/5 (Dark brown print)

Special Outfits 1 and 2


An Aeroplane Constructor(1) Special sets 1 and 2 manual, print ref 13/833/10

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) Special sets 1 and 2 manual, print ref 13/534/7

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) Special sets 1 and 2 manual, print ref 20/4/36/7
An Aeroplane Constructor(1) Special sets 1 and 2 manual with print ref 20/1036/4.25 is known to exist.

Aero Clockwork Motor No.1


An Aeroplane Constructor(1) clockwork motor No.1 leaflet, print ref 1/1231/5

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) clockwork motor No.1 leaflet in Spanish, German, Dutch and French, print ref 1/432/7.5

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) clockwork motor No.1 leaflet, print ref 1/1136/.5

A Meccano (France) Aeroplane Constructor(1) clockwork motor No.1 leaflet, print ref 632/10/A 2494

Aero Clockwork Motor No.2


An Aeroplane Constructor(1) clockwork motor No.2 leaflet in English, French, Spanish and German, print ref 1/1131/5

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) clockwork motor No.2 leaflet, print ref 1/232/15

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) clockwork motor No.2 leaflet, print ref 1/136/2.5

An Aeroplane Constructor(1) clockwork motor No.2 leaflet, print ref 1/1136/5

A Meccano (France) Aeroplane Constructor(1) clockwork motor No.2 leaflet, print ref 632/10/A 2494

Instructions in foreign languages


Notes for Aeroplane Constructor(1) outfit 1 in Spanish, print ref 2/433/7

Notes for Aeroplane Constructor(1) outfits 1 and 2 in Spanish, no print ref

Notes for Aeroplane Constructor(1) outfit 2 in Spanish, no print ref

Notes for Aeroplane Constructor(1) outfit 10 in Danish, Italian, Dutch and Swedish, no print ref