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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:17 am

Issue 98 is available.

We begin to build the box which will contain the counterweight :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : Meccano models and Hornby trains

- History of Meccano parts : Low voltage electric motors - Plastic era

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:31 am

Issue 99 is available.

It completes the box which will contain the counterweight :

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Then the box is fitted to the rear part of the boom :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : 1985 - Celebrity of meccano

- History of Meccano models : Coles crane truck

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:03 pm

Issue 100 is available.

We begin to build the roof of the cabin by assembling 4 pre-bent plates :

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In addition, we fill the counterweight box with 40 steel plates (black) :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : 1962 - 1969 : The end of the blue-gold period

- History of Meccano parts : The 3" pulley (part 2)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby number1 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:06 pm

Glad to see your continuing to post your progress, is there many more parts to come?
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:26 am

Yes, there are still 20 issues left.

Issues 100 to 103 for the roof, then the trolley, then the gearbox (I think) ...
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:14 pm

Issue 101 is available.

It adds 4 more plates to the roof :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : Meccano Morecraft

- History of Meccano supermodels : Meccanograph (part 2)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:28 pm

Issue 102 is available.

It adds 4 more plates to the roof :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano models : Derrick cranes (part 1)

- History of Meccano parts : Flanged wheels (part 3)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:52 am

I was wondering how the counterweight would be supplied. How heavy is it?
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:03 am

The counterweight is provided as steel plates, one per issue, since Issue 60.

So, at the moment there are 44 plates, each one about 180 g, for a total weight of about 8 kg.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:07 am

Issue 103 is available.

It completes the roof with 3 more plates :

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In addition, we place 3 hinges which will support the roof.

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : Meccano notebook cover

- History of Meccano parts : MO motors

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:06 pm

Issue 104 is available.

It builds the first part of the crane's trolley :

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in the magazine :

- Pascal's computing machine (part 3)

- Meccano at the end of the 80's

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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:29 pm

Issue 105 is available.

It builds another part of the crane's trolley :

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in the magazine :

- The boy and the cat

- Meccano motors of the plastic period

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:03 am

This is starting to get a bit more interesting now!
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Issue 106 is available.

It completes the trolley. Here you can see the 5-pulley block which will support the hook, and the two springs (black) which will be fitted to the cords moving the trolley.

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Here the trolley has been placed on the crane :

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In the magazine :

- Blaise Pascal's arithmetic machine (part 4)

- The 3" pulley (part 3)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:21 pm

Issue 107 is available.

It builds the upper part of the hook (Fidler's mechanism). This mechanism is described in the following pages of Meccano Magazine, May 1925 :

Page222

Page223

The Meccano partwork model is a very faithful reproduction of the real mechanism :

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Note : In (A) I have slightly modified the build, using 2 fish plates instead of a double bracket ; this results in a better alignment of the vertical rod.

The worm (B) drives the pinion (D), allowing the hook to be pivoted without moving the pulley block. The worm is itself driven by the clutch (C).

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We also build the special tool used to move the clutch :

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In the magazine :

- Derrick cranes (part 2)

- Dark Blue and Yellow period in England (1977)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:49 pm

This is definitely getting more interesting now!
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:53 am

Yes, the build becomes more interesting, with the hook and the gearbox.

By the way, the partwork has been launched in Italy :

https://www.centauria.it/shop/collezion ... u-gigante/

But, still nothing for England !
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:31 pm

Issue 108 is available.

It builds the two "Lewis bars" which will connect the wood bloc to the hook :

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In the magazine :

- Meccano in the 1990's

- Sprocket wheels

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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:41 pm

Issue 109 is available.

The Lewis bars are connected to the hook :

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In addition, we build the first part of the cabin's floor :

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In the magazine :

- Traction engines (part 2)

- Similar toys in the world (part 3)

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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:24 pm

Issue 110 is available.

It completes the cabin's floor :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano models : gantry cranes in the 1930's

- History of Meccano parts : special pulleys (part 1)

- Other models
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