Meccano Crane

Heard about a new partwork ? Tell us here

Re: Meccano Crane

Sponsor

Sponsor
 

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:52 am

I’ve never had any issues with either Hachette or DeAg. Deliveries can be a bit slow at the start of a series as they are overwhelmed by new subscribers, but it soon settle down and become regular.
The big advantage of a subscription is that, any problem issues, just phone customer service and they send you a new issue.
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14853
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 363

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby bird_d00 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:42 am

Exactly as I said for Eaglemoss. All they can do is send out a replacement issue, and if they are ALL like that, or there is no stock they are useless. An email however, solicits a sensible response from Hachette (eventually).

David Bird
Built: Eaglemoss Vector3
Building: Hachette Mallard, Eaglemoss Endeavour X section, Altaya Bretagne, DeAgostini Wasa
bird_d00
Corporal
Corporal
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Location: Luton
Karma: 2

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:36 pm

Subscribed now - fingers crossed it goes ahead in a year or so!
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14853
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 363

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:32 pm

It seems that an ebay seller sells the first issue at 10 times the price :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Build-A-Cran ... SwcEha0Qu3

However, you may wish to check his pictures.

Note that there is an error on the magazine cover: 1.7 m is the length of the crane, not the height!
jdebord
Cadet
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:08 am
Karma: 1

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:40 pm

Full marks for optimism :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14853
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 363

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby wingnut2 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:49 pm

:o this guy obviously wants his "nuts" tightening ! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
;)
When the tuff get going follow them........
User avatar
wingnut2
Colour Sergeant
Colour Sergeant
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Karma: 3

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby bcfc23 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:45 pm

I have subscribed. It’s a shame we’ve got to wait a year. I hope it gets a National Launch.
Attachments
4ED8F527-7F8E-4F7A-8F71-AD16882A59A3.png
4ED8F527-7F8E-4F7A-8F71-AD16882A59A3.png (216.26 KiB) Viewed 137 times
bcfc23
Cadet
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:11 pm
Karma: 0

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:33 am

There's some info about the original model on this link >= http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/inde ... odels_No_4)

The original leaflet is available here >= http://www.meccano-hornby.co.uk/freedow ... 0Crane.pdf
Mind, you'd have to be a bit of a Meccano expert to be able to build it from those instructions :laughing-rolling:
Interesting to note that there are only 104 different types of parts for such a huge and complex model.
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14853
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 363

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:30 am

This is the Super Model 4 (SM4). The partwork model is different.

If you go to the address which I gave before:

http://www.nzmeccano.com/image-122675

You can download two PDF documents:

1) The Meccano Book of Engineering: the partwork model is depicted on p. 16, the SM4 on p. 17

2) Meccano's First Blocksetter and it's rebuild: this one explains the full story of these cranes.

If you are more interested in the SM4, there is a build diary here:

https://meccanozone.com/building-sml-4-t252.html
jdebord
Cadet
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:08 am
Karma: 1

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:09 pm

Ah, thanks for clarifying that. The two look very similar, to me anyway.
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14853
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 363

Re: Meccano Crane

Postby wingnut2 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:32 pm

Hi guys, I've got my news agent on the hunt ! because according to nick's PDF thingy it should available ?
;)
When the tuff get going follow them........
User avatar
wingnut2
Colour Sergeant
Colour Sergeant
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Karma: 3

Previous

Return to Partwork previews

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 3 guests