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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:56 am

After a short interruption (apparently due to the change of title) these magazines are distributed again in France.

Now we have issues 15 and 16 which add 8 flat plates to the previously built frame:

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The central part will be covered by the roller bearing which will allow the rotation of the boom.

In the magazines:

* History of Meccano Supermodels : Railway breakdown cranes

* History of Meccano parts : electric motors / screwdrivers

* History of Meccano : Mogul (metal toys)

* Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:42 pm

Is the blue correct for the period? I remember it being a much deeper blue, but perhaps it’s the photo, or my memory ;)

It’s coming on nicely :D
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:59 am

Yes, it's the photo ! The plates are rather dark blue.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:26 pm

Glad they did get the colours right.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:55 am

Issue 17 is available.

It adds four 25-hole angle girders to the previously built structure:

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In the magazine:

* History of Meccano parts : The high voltage motors of the 1920's

* History of Meccano : The beginning of the zinc period: Meccano Tri-Ang and Meccano France

* Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:10 pm

Hi, it's beginning to take some shape, great pics too :clap: .
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:41 am

Issue 18 is available.

It adds two 25-hole angle girders (A) to the basis of the previously built structure.
On the top of the structure it adds four 9-hole angle girders (B); each angle girder holds an angle bracket (C).

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In the magazine:

* History of Meccano : Electric kits of the 1920's

* History of Meccano parts : The 1.5" pulley

* Other models

There will be a two-week interval between issues 18 and 19. In the meantime I wish you a happy new year :)
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:12 am

After a short interruption, Issues 19 and 20 are available.

With these issues you get 2 important parts:

- a U-shaped ring (issue 19)

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- a toothed plate (issue 20)

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Both are about 30 cm in diameter and are very well packaged, each one having its own plastic case.

I have not yet begun the assembly of these parts, so I will describe it later.

In the magazines:

* History of Meccano : The nickel period / Meccano motors from 1937 to 1948

* History of Meccano parts : Roller bearings

* History of Meccano models : Railway breakdown cranes

* Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:39 pm

I never realised that Meccano made parts that big!
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby chill » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:50 pm

Wow some serious civil engineering type componants going on there!!! :shock:
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:45 am

It is derived from the Geared Roller Bearing (GRB) that Meccano made for this type of cranes:

http://internationalmeccanomen.org.uk/R ... B/grb.html

Now a replica costs about 300 euros !
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:45 am

Ouch! That’s an expensive replica!
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:18 am

Here is how the parts from issues 19-20 are linked together.

On the upper side, the U-shaped ring is linked to the toothed plate by 8 angle brackets; each angle bracket is separated from the toothed plate by two washers.

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On the lower side, we have another 8 angle brackets, mounted on the same 9.5-mm bolts than the previous ones.

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A 9-hole angle girder is then bolted to each angle bracket. Note that 4 of these angle girder / angle bracket pairs are taken from the tower top (issue 18).

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There is still another part to add (a bush wheel) but the instructions do not mention it, so I wait till the next issue.

This assembly will then be bolted to the tower top.

It's a bit tricky but all in all, it's a very nice build :)
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:06 am

Issue 21 is available.

With this issue we place a bush wheel in the center of the toothed plate. We can then link the plate to the tower top by bolting the 9-hole angle girders to the blue plates.

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In addition, we prepare some parts belonging to the pillars of the crane:

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : French production sites in the red/green period

- History of Meccano models : Shooting stands

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:13 am

Issue 22 is available.

It contains the same parts than issue 21 and also builds two elements of the crane pillars, but with a slightly different placement of the 3-hole and 19-hole angle girders:

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano parts : Bush wheels

- History of Meccano supermodels : Steam excavator

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:48 am

Issue 23 is available.

The two crane pillars are connected to the previously built structures.

Here the assembly is pictured upside down, and with the bogies removed:

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : Meccano in the classroom

- History of Meccano parts : Motors of the 90's

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:48 pm

Its already looking big!!
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:12 am

Here you can see the comparison between the Hachette crane (first picture) and the Super Model 4 (second picture) :

http://meccano.free-bb.fr/sujet-640585- ... eante.html
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:12 am

Issue 24 is available.

It builds 4 additional pillar elements, just like issues 21 and 22.

In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : The Meccano X system

- History of Meccano models : Motorcycles

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:59 am

Issue 25 is available.

It builds the other side of the crane tower :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : Meccano Wide Beam

- History of Meccano parts : Screwdrivers

- Other models
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