Category:Meccano steam engines
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Steam-powered engines for Meccano models came in three distinct generations:
- The original Meccano-branded steam engines were simply stationary upright engines made by Bing, and were not especially suited for embedding in a Meccano model. There were no real fixings other than the four holes in the base, and one would be expected to screw the engine to a custom base and then somehow attach one's Meccano device.
- The next generation of engines were apparently made by Meccano themselves, and featured a more lightweight construction than the Bing casting-centric design. These new engines had a blue punched base with punched side-plates, and allowed Meccano parts to simply be bolted on. The boiler was still upright, but Meccano Ltd. produced a number of rather alarming designs in which the engine was mounted on a large crane or dredger, and could swing around with the rest of the superstructure.
- The final generation of Meccano steam engines were produced in the 1970s, and had a horizontal boiler. These were Meccano-branded, but were manufactured by Mamod, who were specialists in making small steam engines for the model/hobbyist market.
Pages in category ‘Meccano steam engines’
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Media in category ‘Meccano steam engines’
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- Early Meccano steam engine, detail.jpg 931 × 1,200; 328 KB
- Early Meccano steam engine.jpg 904 × 1,200; 92 KB
- How To Use The Meccano Steam Engine, front cover.jpg 2,500 × 1,670; 1.47 MB
- Meccano Steam Engine (MBoM234 1970).jpg 2,000 × 1,489; 1.03 MB
- Meccano Steam Engine (MM 1934-10).jpg 877 × 961; 88 KB
- Meccano Steam Engine, Mamod (MHMBM 1975).jpg 1,266 × 987; 899 KB
- The Meccano Steam Engine (MM 1935-01).jpg 2,600 × 1,676; 706 KB
- The Next Step Forward, Meccano (MBoM4 1978).jpg 3,000 × 1,822; 2.49 MB
- Vertical Steam Engine (MLCat ~1920).jpg 1,600 × 931; 187 KB