Category:Primus Engineering models

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

Primus Engineering made a point of demonstrating that their system was a serious alternative to Meccano (in the 1910s and 1920s) by publishing a similarly intimidating range of designs.

Numbering

The numbering system has some sort of general order, but is slightly scatterred and there are inconsistencies and exceptions. Broadly speaking, the range 1-99 relates to models that can be built with a No.1 Outfit, and the range 100-199 relates to the No.2 Outfit. Models requiring a No.3 Outfit tend to be in the range 200-249, models requiring a No.4 set are usually in the range 250-299, and models requiring a No.5 Outfit tend to start at 300. With hindsight it might have been better to start the No.1 Outfit models with 1.., the No.2 Outfit models with 2.. , and so on.

When Primus produced their Big Wheel Outfit accessory pack, models that used and showed off the new parts were numbered starting at "one thousand".

Main published outfit designs, by number

These names and numbers are drawn from the late 1923 manual, which seems to be reckoned to be the largest version of the manual produced by Primus.

No.0 Outfit upwards

  • 105/0 – Garden Seat
  • 118/0 – Travelling Crane
  • 125/0 – Dog Cart
  • 129/0 – Tipping Truck
  • 139/0 – Lathe

No.1 Outfit upwards

  • 1 – Seat
  • 2 – Table
  • 3 – Seat
  • 4 – Chair
  • 5 – Chair
  • 6 – Chair
  • 7 – Ladder
  • 8 – Music Stand
  • 9 – Roller
  • 10 – French Balance
  • 12 – Summer House
  • 13 – Monoplane
  • 14 – Dinner Wagon
  • 15 – Luggage Barrow
  • 16 – Bridge
  • 19 – Sledge
  • 20 – Windmill
  • 21 – Crane
  • 23 – Counter Shaft
  • 24 – Red Cross Wagon
  • 25 – Mail Cart
  • 26 – Dog Cart
  • 27 – Churn Trolley
  • 28 – Trolley Truck
  • 29 – Wheeled Ladder
  • 30 – Fire Escape
  • 31 – Baggage Truck
  • 32 – Ski Cart
  • 33 – Truck
  • 34 – Swing
  • 35 – Shafting
  • 37 – Trailer
  • 38 – Timber Truck
  • 39 – Transport Truck
  • 40 – Ballast Truck
  • 42 – Library Ladder
  • 43 – Lathe
  • 44 – Tower Wagon
  • 46 – Crane
  • 48 – Timber Truck
  • 50 – Signal
  • 51 – Vane
  • 52 – Signal
  • 53 – Signal
  • 54 – Signal
  • 55 – Motor Lorry
  • 56 – Circular Saw
  • 57 – A.S.C. Wagon
  • 60 – Steam Hammer
  • 61 – Mill Engine
  • 62 – Beam Engine
  • 63 – Emery Wheel
  • 64 – Band Saw
  • 65 – Swing

Mostly No.2 upwards

  • 100 – Buffer End
  • 107 – Footbridge
  • 108 – Mechanical Hammer
  • 113 – Coal Truck
  • 115 – Switchback Car
  • 116 – Heavy Goods Truck
  • 118 – Signal Gantry
  • 123 – Timber Truck
  • 129 – Roundabout
  • 130 – Extending Ladder
  • 131 – Carrier Tricycle
  • 132 – Motor Van
  • 133 – Tramcar
  • 134 – Travelling Crane
  • 138 – Working Windmill
  • 139 – Horizontal Bar Performer
  • 141 – Dancing Wigger
  • 180 – Side Station
  • 183 – Island Station
  • 185 – High Level Bridge
  • 186 – Staircase with Landing
  • 189 – Crane Truck
  • 190 – Crane on Wheels
  • 192 – Hammer worked by Cam Action
  • 193 – Stamp Hammer
  • 198 – Roundabout
  • 199 – Swing

Mostly No.3 Outfit upwards

  • 202 – Motor Transport Wagon
  • 203 – Pit Headgear
  • 204 – Boxers in Ring
  • 205 – Realistic Railway Track
  • 206 – Double Bar Perfomers
  • 207 – Fire Escape
  • 208 – Steam Navvy
  • 209 – Motor Car Chassis
  • 210 – W.D. Wagon
  • 211 – Touring Coupe
  • 216 – Revolving Chair

Mostly No.4 Outfit upwards

  • 254 – Passenger Coach
  • 255 – Tipping Truck
  • 256 – Double Brake Van
  • 257 – Single Brake Van
  • 258 – Express Truck on Bogies
  • 259 – Express Coal Truck on Bogies
  • 261 – Armoured Truck
  • 254 – Transporter Bridge
  • 265 – Automatic Hammer in Shed
  • 266 – Girder Crane
  • 267 – Overhead Travelling Crane
  • 268 – Viaduct Bridge
  • 269 – Gas Regenerator
  • 270 – Long Range Naval Gun on Railway Trucks

Mostly No.5 Outfit

  • 300 – Bungalow
  • 302 – Wood Station House with Metal Roof
  • 304 – Vertical Saw
  • 305 – Covered Bridge
  • 306 – Station and Station House
  • 308 – House Boat
  • 309 – Smoking Lounge
  • 311 – Motor Car and Garage
  • 312 – Lighthouse
  • 313 – Pylon
  • 315 – Crane Truck
  • 350 – Farman Biplane
  • 352 – Saloon Carriage
  • 353 – Big Wheel
  • 354 – Luffing Crane
  • 355 – Overhead Travelling Hoist
  • 357 – Beam Engine
  • 358 – Dredger Waterwheel and Pile Driver
  • 360 – Ruston Steam Roller, with Scarifier
  • 363 – Hiram Maxim Flying Boats
  • 365 – Tower Bridge

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