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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:34 pm

Can't be too many issues to go now? The final stages are interesting to watch.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:37 am

There are 10 issues left, until issue 120.

The final stages would be more interesting, with the build of the gearbox.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:14 pm

Issue 111 is available.

It installs the horizontal rod which will transmit the movement to the bogies :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : Meccano Dinky Toys in the 1960's

- History of Meccano parts : special tools

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:11 pm

Issue 112 is available.

It adds 2 angle brackets (A) and 5 angle girders (B, C, D) to the cabin's frame.

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- Meccano train models travelling on 0-gauge rails

- Meccano in the 1990's (part 2)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:25 pm

Issues 113 and 114 are available.

They bring some modifications inside the cabin.

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In the magazines :

- History of Meccano models : Fairground models (part 4) / Electric mobile crane

- History of Meccano parts : Special pulleys (part 2) / Similar toys (part 4)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:21 pm

Issues 115 and 116 are available.

We begin to build the gearbox.

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The wood rollers A and B will serve as winches for the trolley and the hook, respectively.

The worms C and D will drive the rotation of the boom and the movement of the bogies, respectively.

We also add two pulleys (E) which will guide the ropes of the trolley.

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In the magazines :

- History of Meccano : Spirograph (part 3) / Meccano special editions / Kemex and Elektron

- History of Meccano models : Gantry cranes in the 1950's

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:54 pm

This is coming on a treat! I love the way you letter the items of interest so I can understand the build. Thanks 8-)
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:35 am

Issue 117 is available.

Here we add another set of gears (A), 4 flat girders (B,C), 1 angle girder (D) and 2 angle brackets (E)

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- History of Meccano supermodels : Travelling Bucket Dredger

- History of Meccano : Material for schools

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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:01 pm

Looking very good now.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:35 pm

Michel Bréal, initiator of the project, has thanked the builders in the last issue of the french Meccano club magazine :

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At the end of his message he states that the collection should be available in U.K. in 2022 !
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:04 pm

I certainly hope so
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:42 pm

The collection is now complete in France. The last 3 issues 118, 119 and 120 have been published.

With issue 119 you get a motor :

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More reference on the motor here : http://www.etonm.com/products_detail/productId=38.html

With issue 120 you get a plastic block which mimics the concrete block of the real crane. Here you see the block suspended to the hook :

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As with the build, I am still busy with issue 118. I will post the pictures later. The last steps are the most difficult !
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:44 pm

jdebord wrote:The collection is now complete in France. The last 3 issues 118, 119 and 120 have been published.

....... The last steps are the most difficult !



I'm glad it's finishing on a high note! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished model. Still no sign of it in the UK though :cry:
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:15 pm

Here the motor has been connected to the cabin's floor. The lever A will serve to change the sense of rotation.

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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:56 pm

I have decided to build a slightly modified gearbox because the Hachette one is difficult to fit. Here is the first step, with the motor connected to the gears which will transmit the movement.

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