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Meccano beach buggy

Post  Builder dave on Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:15 am

Here's one I made earlier as they say.
Constructed last year from the contents of two Argos Beetle sets, a Meccano 8700 Radio Control chassis and other parts from my collection.
Despite the weight it carries around it has a good turn of speed.

Like the rest of my models, no plans for this, built from photos of the real thing.
I have photos from other angles if anyone interested.

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Post  105E on Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:36 am

Fantastic Dave, I would like to see more pics

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Post  Builder dave on Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:17 am

Decided to take some new photos of the bug, wasn't happy with the previous ones.
Realised I had never finished this model off.....no front seats!
Have taken it to lots of exhibitions and no-one noticed.
The model will be dismantled before long but I will keep the engine assembly for a forthcoming VW transporter.
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Post  Marty B on Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:07 am

That is seriously cool Dave

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Post  Builder dave on Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:32 am

Thanks for the encouraging comments!
I am trying.... through this group and others to let people know that we enthusiasts can build things other than old looking dockside cranes in red and green Meccano.
I am building with a system that was patented well over one hundred years ago by Frank Hornby.
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Post  Marty B on Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:05 am

I've actually seen a Wright Solar bodied Scania in Go Ahead livery made from Meccano. It was very impressive.

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Post  Builder dave on Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:32 am

There are some very accurate bus and coach models about, try and get to the annual bash at Skegness in July if you want to see the best of what we can do.
I'm planning to go there for the weekend with a carload of Meccano models to exhibit.
On of our North East lads had an excellent model Borismaster built up very quickly after the first mock-up photos appeared in the press.
I will try and dig out a link to his photo album.
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Post  Marty B on Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:43 am

Brilliant Dave Smile I will try to get up to the bash in Skeggy.

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Post  Builder dave on Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:32 am

That would be great if you could visit, I'm sure you will not regret it!
Link to NMMG site with all you need to know about 'Skegex' as we call it.
http://www.nmmg.org.uk/skegex.html
I think it is maybe time you moved on from Lego..you seem to have mastered the technique now (said with with a very big grin) Laughing Laughing
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