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The current range of Meccano electric motors are small DC types designed to run on domestic batteries. These are low-torque high-speed "can" motors. These are inexpensive and suitable for small models that a child might construct from the standard range of sets. Adult enthusiasts tend to use a wider range of high-performance motors that are better suited to powering large models. During Meccano's heyday, the electric motors available were universal wound (for use on DC or AC supplies) that were called the MECCANO MOTOR M-Series in the 1970s, these were electric motors range varied from 3 Volts to the E20R 20 Volts Electric Reversible Motor depending on the motor model, they became better known as the M1, M3 M5 Electric Motors. Particularly well known were the E020, E20R and E15R universal motors, and issued after the Second World War. These could be run from a mains Meccano Transformer No.T20 1 AMP 20 Volts Set or, in the case of the E15R, a 12V car battery. Earlier there had been short-lived (and potentially lethal) mains motors designed for DC mains with a domestic lightbulb in series to drop the voltage, followed by motors of the post-War pattern but wound for 4.5 or 6V DC and suited to lead/acid accumulator power. These, as well as the latter accumulator are now rare if in good condition.
For many years, live steam engines were made and sold under the Meccano brand, although they were not made by Meccano. Earlier examples were just vertical steam engines, typical of the time, sold under the Meccano name. The first to be specially designed for Meccano was introduced in 1928. This was a vertically boilered engine in a chassis designed to facilitate it being integrated into Meccano models. From 1965 to 1976, Mamod made a steam engine for Meccano, the design of which was based on the 1928 version, with a similar chassis but using a standard Mamod horizontal boiler and engine parts. The model had no official model number, being known simply as the Meccano steam engine. However, it has since become generally known as the MEC1. Even after it was no longer being sold under the Meccano name, Mamod continued to manufacture the same model (with minor differences) until 1985, under their own name with the model number SP3.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jul 2014 - 9:34 AM
Focal Length:26mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/8000sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Meccano Carriage
Username:ugly ugly
Uploaded:13 Aug 2014 - 6:09 AM
Tags:General, Maccano, Photo journalism, Transport
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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 6:24 AM

Excellent, I used to have tons of meccano.

Andy

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 7:36 AM

I loved Meccano as a kid, thanks for taking me back to those wonderful days..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 8:13 AM

A real blast from the past here, Dave!
Meccano was/is an exceptional educational toy which taught children patience as well as practical and engineering 'know how' - it also made them realise that some things took time to make/develop and didn't always happen instantly.
The model reminds me of the Cliff Railway at Bridgnorth.

Richard

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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 8:33 AM

Brings back a lot of memories - excellent!

Ken

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 8:55 AM

Meccano a very collectable toy now
Thanks for memory jog of what fun it was to create with
R.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 9:25 AM

Super image & fine memories of meccano creations when I was a KidSmile

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 9:48 AM

Well taken



Billy

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 10:55 AM

That brings back loads of memories, no electrics in the days of my Meccano building, just pulleys and wheels. And supply your own string. Great to see Dave.
Peter.

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 12:02 PM

This is wonderful. I love Meccanno , shame kids don't play with it. Much better than a game boy anyway
A super shot and very interesting write up Dave
Patty Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 12:31 PM

I loved my Meccano set when I was a kid Dave.
And it even got rusty too !!
A colourful shot.
Mick.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 - 9:16 PM

Loving this series Dave. Great shot. Cathy

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Lynniesefforts
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14 Aug 2014 - 2:31 AM

A wonderful image Dave.. childhood memories ay.

lynette Grin

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
18 Aug 2014 - 2:31 PM

My big brother used to have those Meccano things a few years ago ( 50 ?)- -- Memories , memories ........ GrinGrinGrin Jukka.

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