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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:07 am

Issue 33 is available.

As expected, it fits the driving mechanism of the bogies.

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The following pictures show some details of the mechanism:

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In the magazine :

- The family of the youg meccanoman

- The 2" pulley

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:41 pm

That's looking very impressive! It's a real shame that it's probably not coming to the UK....
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:20 am

According to the forum nzmeccano.com, Premium Collectibles "hope" to launch the crane in the UK, Germany and Italy before the end of the year ...
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:50 am

Issue 34 is available.

It builds the 16-pulley ring which I have presented before.

In addition, we begin to build the rails on which the crane will travel:

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano supermodels: the high speed coal loader (part 2)

- The Meccano water motor

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Thu May 09, 2019 8:24 am

Issue 35 is available.

It complete the building of the rails.

These rails can be bolted to a wood plate ( not included in the collection ! ).

By rotating the vertical rod you can make the crane move on its rails (later this rod will be connected to the motor by another gear train).

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano supermodels: Level-luffing grabbing crane (part 2)

- Meccano 1930's plane construction kits

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby casper » Thu May 09, 2019 10:59 am

This is looking brilliant :clap:
hope your right about it coming to the uk
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby wingnut2 » Thu May 09, 2019 5:01 pm

casper wrote:This is looking brilliant :clap:
hope your right about it coming to the uk
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I'll second that !
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat May 11, 2019 8:13 am

Issue 36 is available.

It builds a segment of the boom.

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : The blue-gold period 1955-1962 (part 2)

- History of Meccano parts : perforated strips in color

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat May 18, 2019 8:09 am

Issue 37 is available.

It completes the previous segment of the boom.

The U-shaped structure is made with angle girders (A) connected by perforated strips (B) and bearing short angle girders (C) and angle brackets (D).

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It is difficult to show the whole segment on a single picture so I will divide it into several pictures, numbering the short angle girders to show the continuity.

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano supermodels : Travelling Bucket Dredger (Supermodel 5)

- History of Meccano : Dinky Toys and Hornby trains (1937-1942)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri May 24, 2019 8:02 am

Issue 38 is available.

It completes the previous segment of the boom, still shown here with the numbering of the small angle girders.

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano supermodels : Meccano motor chassis (Supermodel 1)

- History of Meccano parts : Low voltage motors "Emebo" and "Richard"

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri May 31, 2019 8:00 am

Issue 39 is available.

The previous segment of the boom is almost complete. The 13 short angle girders are in place, but the U-shaped structure is still lacking some parts.

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In the magazine :

- Hornby trains 1926-1934

- History of Meccano parts : Flanged plates

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Fri May 31, 2019 12:24 pm

I see it’s going through a slow patch.

I think this would actually be a magazine worth reading. I find most of them uninteresting.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:36 am

Yes the build has become quite repetitive. The boom is made of 4 identical structures, grouped as 2 pairs (1 pair for each side of the boom). We are now building one of these structures.

The magazines are very informative regarding the story of Meccano.

Other interesting resources on the Internet :

nzmeccano.com

Rémi Lanne's website. It has the complete collection of "Meccano magazine"
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:02 am

Issue 40 is available.

It completes the U-shaped part and adds some angle girders (A) and strips (B). Note the two angle brackets (C) which will connect the segment to a similar one. The 3-hole angle girders 9-12 are numbered as before.

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In the magazine :

- The first Meccano motorcycles

- Nickel period, Binns Road and World War I

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:48 am

Issue 41 is available.

The first step consists of building an assembly made of two 25-hole angle girders (A), two 4-hole strips (B) and three 3-hole angle girders (C)

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This assembly is then connected to the previously built structure. This requires an additional 11-hole angle girder (D)

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano : the zinc period (1970's)

- History of Meccano parts : High voltage motors of the 1920's (part 2)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:51 am

Issue 42 is available.

It builds another U-shaped part, apparently fit for the lower portion of the boom.

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano models : Fairground models

- History of Meccano parts : 1/2" pulley

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:44 pm

The articles look more interesting than the build at the moment. The boom certainly seems very repetitive.
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:47 pm

Issue 43 is available.

It completes the U-shaped part (A) begun with the previous issue. Here it is shown along with the main segment (B) :

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano models : Meccano and Dinky Toys

- History of Meccano : The red-green period in the US (1927)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:53 pm

Issue 44 is available.

It completes the rear part of the boom segment, adding:

- another U-shaped part (A) made of two 25-hole angle girders
- a 9-hole angle girder (B)
- three 9-hole perforated strips (C1, C2, C3)
- a 3-hole angle girder (D)

There is also an angle bracket (barely visible here) connecting parts B and C1

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In the magazine :

- History of Meccano parts : Steam motors

- History of Meccano : Spanish Meccano (1932-1969)

- Other models
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Re: Hachette Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:57 pm

The boom is looking more interesting now.

I vaguely remember the Meccano steam engine, but never had one. They must be rare now!
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