Timothy Edwards - Meccano

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Hi, I have a small electro motor, 8 cms long, 3,5 broad and 5,5 tall. Its basic Construction is painted Orange, and its copper-threaded engine Construction is housed in a green horseshoeshaped magnet on top; on top of the magnet the name 'Mecline'. I probably got it as a child back in the late 1950'ies. Do anyone have any information about it, where and when it was built, eventually what it might be Worth to-day. Ken.

Added: December 12, 2019
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Brief report to my question October 8, 2019.

With kind support by Timothy Edwards, other Meccano Men and specially the Club Argentina Meccano who did local research, things have been sorted out. I now have no doubt, the robot‘s plan has worldwide first been printed May 1930 in UK.

More detail in the nzmeccano forum
Rust Bucket, Meccano, General, thread „Robot Model 6.3 ...“

Many thanks, Timothy, for making this index and your expertise available.
Klaus


Added: November 30, 2019
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Had "Plastic (Junior) Meccano" as a child in the mid 1970's, and loved it. Bought a large quantity on eBay for my Grandson to use when he visits. Thought it would make a change from computer games etc.

Needed some building instructions, and found your website, it is absolutely fantastic, spent a couple of hours printing loads out.

Looking forward to many hours of fun, thank you.


Added: November 14, 2019
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Hoping to find out the world wide earliest publication of „Robot (or Mechanical Man)“. Model No. 6.3 in the instructions 1930, England. But a couple of years ago I saved two subsequent pics from anywhere, first the cover of Meccano Argentina instructions 1929, second this same robot, same model number. One year before the English edition. Do these pics actually come from the same manual?

Please let me know your opinion & experience re Meccano‘s publication and model development process. Thought it were centralized in Liverpool. Is it no surprise, to find models first published and possibly developed elsewhere? My impression, Meccano Argentina has been an important and autonomous division.

Can somebody help confirm the robot model’s publication in manual No. 29, „Instrucciones Equipos Nos. 4 a 7“, Argentina? Or any other publication pre 1930. Do you hold a copy or a consistent pdf to give evidence?

Your help much appreciated, many thanks
Klaus


Added: October 8, 2019
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I am looking for mr. Roelf Falkema because I heard he is a keen collector of metal construction kits and knows a lot about it. Maybe he knows more about the following contruction kit:
It seems to be a a very rare German contruction kit: AUTO-CONSTRUCTOR (1). It is a box for building several cars and with a separate little box AUTO-CONSTRUCTO 3, with extra's for building a airplane. I have also found an advertisement from 1928 for the kit. On internet and I only found a sold incomplete box from Spain.
So my aim is to contact him and ask him if he knows about it


Added: September 29, 2019
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Nicely laid out website with good imagery. Fascinating . Obviously a lot of hard work involved.

Gripe!
On the manual covers page it is only possible to look at set one manual in any detail on the Apple MacBook Pro . I can view the other images but soon as I mouse over to it. it changes back to set !


Added: September 15, 2019
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Love coming back to your site to pick through your database for stuff I haven't already got and hold for our club members.

Added: September 9, 2019
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you have a great wealth of Meccano and constructional sets info,a great database

Added: May 31, 2019
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My interest in meccano goes back to my childhood in the late 1940s/ early 1950s when I was given a no 7 set as an Xmas present. I subsequently upgraded it to 8 and then 9 , but never was able to make the final step.
Unfortunately over the years and with countless moves I’m afraid most of this got lost so now I’m now retired and in a position to reactivate my lonblong lost hobby, I stumbled upon this brilliant website, which just about contains all of the information a meccano enthusiast would ever need. No doubt I will be revisiting on numerous occasions in the future
Thanks for this remarkable labour of love!


Added: April 2, 2019
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Hello,
My father and his brother had won a price by Meccano after WW II, I guess it was in 1945 or 1946. Their construction was exposed in the window of "Innovation" (big shop, compare with Harrods) in Louvain ,Belgium. Afterwards they have got free Meccano to make more constructions, which also where exposed in the Innovation.
Can we find somewhere more information about it?
The shop Innovation of Louvain was destructed by a big fire in the sixties.
My father and his brother passed away.
Thanks in advance.
R. Leurs


Added: March 6, 2019
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