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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:35 am

Hachette claims to have 30000 subscribers in France (!?). This has resulted in a delay in the delivery for subscribers. However, the newsagents seem to be supplied regularly.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:06 pm

It’s a shame they didn’t do other models that could be built with the parts already supplied, but I guess that would be logistically difficult.

30k is a huge number of subscribers :o
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:09 am

Issue 10 is available.

Like issue 5, it completes the horizontal arm made with the previous issue.

Now we have the two arms which will support the bogies:

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In the magazine:

* History of Meccano : From "alphabetical" period to "numerical" (1937-1942)

* History of Meccano models : the mechanical clocks

* Description of Meccano parts : Electric motors

* Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:16 am

Issue 11 is available.

With this issue, you can:

1) Build one of the four horizontal segments for the upper part of the crane tower:

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Each segment is comprised of 2 flat girders (a) and 4 angle girders (b):

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2) Link the bogies to their supports:

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Each bogie is separated from its support by 3 washers and a 3-hole strip (c) which is not bolted to the double-angle strip (d). Obviously, it will be held in place by the weight of the crane.

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In the magazine:

* History of Meccano : The "blue and gold" period (1955-1962)

* History of Meccano models : The synchronous Meccano motor

* Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby chill » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:14 am

Really enjoying this thread. Some serious amount of engineering and metal work going on. :clap:
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:18 am

Issue 12 is available.

It builds another horizontal segment, identical to the previous one (issue 11)

In the magazine:

- History of Meccano : Dinky Builder

- Description of Meccano parts: Contrate gears

And yes, this collection is a good way to discover several building techniques which are used in many Meccano models.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:15 am

According to a french subscriber who has contacted them, Hachette still claims that they have 30000 subscribers and that it is their best-selling collection !
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