Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Meccano Exhibition

Over Easter my daughters were home so didn't manage to go very far, although on Monday I took one daughter back to Wellington and looked in at the Meccano display at Te Papa.
Te Papa is NZ's national museum in Wellington.
Very detailed paddle steamer with cute little loco in the foreground.

The showman's traction engine looks like something you wouldn't build in one evening.

This early motorcycle and sidecar was made from plans from the very early days of Meccano.

Formula One race-car and........

....Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird.

Much smaller than some of the other replica machinery, but still very detailed is this truck-mounted crane.

Lots of working detail for this combine harvester made from Meccano parts in immaculate condition.

Neat tracked bucket loader.

Big Caterpillar bull dozer in appropriate colours. Holes in Meccano are centred at half an inch, so are bit of careful counting will give you some indication of size.

This motor chassis was very detailed and based on a Bentley (I think) with a...

....working gearbox.

I appreciate the simple small models as well, like this smart little float-plane.

Not made from immaculate parts, but still easily recognisable as a Mini-Moke.

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