Meccano Ferris wheel
Meccano Ferris wheel(i)
|Arch One , Area 71 |
Arch One, Overhead
The wheel is completely made of standard red and green (and silver) Meccano apart from its electronics and special heavy-duty main axle and bearings, and is covered in sequenced flashing multicolour lights.
At one point Meccano produced special sets of electrical parts such as commutators for an "electrical" Meccano add-on system called Elektrikit, and these parts were eagerly seized on by Meccano enthusiasts who wanted to create moving and automated display models while still using only official Meccano parts.