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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:50 am

Issue 70 is available.

It completes the bracing of the boom element :

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The third boom element is now complete, but there is a fourth one.

So, still some weeks of monotonicity :)

In the magazine :

- History of Meccano models : Palette motor

- History of Meccano parts : Spanners

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:25 pm

Issue 71 is available.

It begins the fourth (and last) boom element :

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In the magazine:

- History of Meccano : the birth of Meccano Magazine

- History of Meccano parts : The 1" pulley (part 3)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:41 am

Issue 72 is available.

Elongating the previous boom element :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : Meccano in the world (France, US)

- History of Meccano supermodels : Traction engines

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:17 pm

I’ve seen some Meccano traction engines at model engineering shows. They are most impressive.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby number1 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:26 pm

Now a part works Traction engine would be something, hint partwork manufactures :) .
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:55 pm

Issues 73 and 74 are available.

Still elongating the previous boom element :

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In the magazines :

- History of Meccano : Meccano rebirth in France (1985) (Issue 73)

- History of Meccano parts : Flanged wheels (Issue 73) / High voltage motors (Issue 74)

- History of Meccano supermodels : Travelling gantry crane (Issue 74)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:17 am

That travelling gantry crane model is a beast!
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:11 pm

I have now fitted the third boom element to the crane. You can see the double bracing.

Some parts will be added later to connect the two elements.

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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:28 am

That’s looking huge! And strong! And heavy!
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby casper » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:01 pm

Its massive :o how you going to get it out of the house if you move :think: just kidding :D will it be staying in that room.
I bet it weighs a bit as well
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:15 am

It will be staying in that room ... until I dismantle it, perhaps to build a lighter version, or a different model.

The advantage of this kind of partwork is that you are not limited to a single model.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:03 pm

Are the original instruction books available to download? The partwork must be a large portion of a set 10.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:23 pm

Here are some links:

Blocksetter crane from the Set-10 (See model 10.7)

Improved version of the Set-10 model

Supermodel 4 : A slight modification of the Pinyon (Hachette) crane.

The plans of the original Pinyon blocksetting crane have never been published by Meccano, but there is the modelplan 143 from Meccano Worldwide Mail Order
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:22 am

Issue 75 is available.

Still elongating the previous boom element :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano parts : Motors after World War II

- History of Meccano models : UNIC Truck (Adapted from a Dinky Toy truck) :

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