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Postby corelki2005 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:17 pm

another test has popped up on the ntf

build a meccano crane


see attached pdf

as it is Marketforce - it must be either Hachette or De Agostini
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:18 pm

Oh, now that could be tempting. Can somebody please post the web site when it's known.
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Re: Meccano Crane - more info

Postby MODENAMAN » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:29 pm

I found a brief reference to this
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby casper » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:17 pm

Issue Item Current 1 2 3
Barcode 9779901391012 9779901391012 9779901391012 9779901391012
Barcode Issue No 01 02 03 04
Cover Issue PART1 PART2 PART3 PART4
Onsale Date 11/04/2018 25/04/2018 02/05/2018 09/05/2018
Offsale Date 25/04/2018 02/05/2018 09/05/2018 16/05/2018
Price £ 1.99 £ 4.99 £ 8.99 £ 8.99
VAT Content £ 0.09 £ 0.24 £ 0.43 £ 0.43

from national title file web site
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:13 am

There has been a test in France in Autumn 2017 (myself I could not get it because it was not run in my town):

http://mesnumeros1.eklablog.com/n-1-con ... a131634802

The initiator of the project is Michel Bréal from the french Meccano club (CAM, Club des Amis du Meccano). The publisher is Hachette. According to the CAM, the french test has been succesful, so that the whole collection should start in France in Summer or Autumn 2018.

The model is the famous "long boom" blocksetter crane that Meccano built in 1928 but never released the plans. Pictures of the crane appeared in "The Meccano book of engeneering" and were further replicated on the manual covers in the 1950's - 1960's period. These covers were due to an artist named W. H. Pinyon, hence the name "Pinyon crane".

Meccano released plans for a slightly different model named "Super Model 4", but this one has a shorter boom, along with other differences.

Pictures of the model and lots of explanations can be found here:

http://www.nzmeccano.com/image-103043

http://www.nzmeccano.com/image-122675
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:50 am

Now it’s looking even more tempting! Thanks for the info, it’s really appreciated.
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Southend Nick » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:09 pm

I saw a website yesterday via a thing on facebook but can't face it now
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby wingnut2 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:25 pm

Hi guys, can anyone tell me in plain English (I'm a simple soul) is this part work going to / or is on sale now in the UK :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: ;)
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Re: Meccano Crane

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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby number1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks for the link Southend Nick, looks amazing but not my cup of 'tea'
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:50 pm

Seems they're not taking on line subscriptions yet :(
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby conqueror060 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:27 pm

Did anyone tried to subscribe to this?

I see that the subscription form is up https://hachettepartworks.com/hachettes ... 1523567717

Doesn't interest me but is seems they test this instead of Terminator (which might be cancelled or moved to May 2018)
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:59 am

I tried, but it didn’t work. Oddly, I got an email this morning saying I didn’t complete my subscription :?
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby conqueror060 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:24 am

Hmm maybe they will open the subscription process after the test release of issue 1
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby casper » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:04 am

Looks pretty big :o :)
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:42 am

Yup, I’ve fond memories of sore fingers, and the flat blade screwdriver that slipped and stabbed you!

I see on the prototype that they have square nuts but they rounded the corners, and it looks like Allen bolts, not slotted bolts.
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby corelki2005 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:37 pm

Subscriptions are now live, I have by mistake :oops: will cancel
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Paint_With_Penny » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:08 pm

I am really tempted but there is one word that scares me off right now

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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby bird_d00 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:24 pm

Never had any problems at all with Hachette. Myself and the wife and kids have had several collections from them (hers are crochet & knitting related)and they are always happy to replace missing/damaged issues, or sort out their foul ups (random wheel quartering on the Mallard & missing parts which they supplied in later issues).

Eaglemoss however are a different kettle of fish and were a nightmare with the Vector 3. Change of specification partway through, design flaws not rectified, damaged issues replaced with identically damaged issues (several times), binders charged for but never supplied, downloads not available for weeks after they were needed, and total inability to deal with a simple change of email address.

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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby royjess » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:08 am

I've found dealing with Hachette is no difference to dealing with DeAgostini, considering that it is Jacklin Enterprises that are the company that deals with the UK marketing and distributors for Hachette, Deagostini and Eaglemoss.
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