1926 - 1934 BURGUNDY AND GREEN

In 1926 advertisments proclaimed 'The New Meccano,' in fact in 1926 just 4 new parts where introduced, a 2.5 inch curved strip, the shortest of the longer bolts, a train coupling and a universal coupling. So what was so new? The answer was colour.

pea green meccano

Up to this time, although there was some black, and brass parts, the overwhelming colour was silver (nickel). In 1926 meccano started painting there flanged and flat plates, trunions and several other parts red and there braced girders and the new curved strips green. The red was a bright red whilst the green was a light pea (pod) green. These shades of red and green though was shortlived with a new darker red - burgandy and a darker green was introduced in 1927.

 

Burgundy and Dark Green Set

This was also expanded to include most parts that could be coloured, notably perforated strips, angle and flat girders. Sets where tinkered with during this period with a quite a nujber of new parts introduced, In 1927 motor (Dunlop) Tyres where added. In 1928 Bevel Gears, the boiler and one of the most interesting parts the Digger Bucket a part which is today in high demand on the used market. 1930 saw more Tyres and a Circular Plate along with the very useful ball thrust bearing where amongst the introductions.

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meccano aeroplane constructor

This period was marked with Introduction of some special sets, Meccano Aeroplane and Car Constructor had special parts resembling closely those of cars and aircraft to produce a more realistic model, whilst a new Elektron Set as it name suggests an electrical set along with Kemex a chemistry set was introduced. The main Meccano Range added a new smallest set no 000 although change to the other sets was very little except for the introduction of colour and a few parts the sets contents where little changed from the Nickel Period. A very short lived experiment was Meccano X with multi holed strips, made to rival the very cheap Trix system that was imported from Germany, the Meccano X being almost identical to the Trix system.

Meccano Periods

1901-1908

1909 -1926

1927-1934

1935-1937

1938-1940

1945-1958

1959-1962

1963-1970

1971-1978

1979

 

Manuals for this period

Sets 00 - 3

Sets 4 - 7

New Models - 1928

New Models 1931

Aeroplane Constructor 1 & 3

Standard Mechanisms

   
Sets in this Period
Set No Year Description
0 1912  
1 1910  
2 1910  
3 1910  
4 1910  
5 1910  
6 1910  
7 1922  
000 1930 New Smallest Set
(A)1 1931 Aeroplane Constructor
(A) 2 1931 Aeroplane Constructor
(A) 0 1932 Aeroplane Constructor
(C) 1932 Car Constructor
X1 1932 Short Lived Multi Holed Set
X2 1932 Short Lived Multi Holed Set
(AS) 1 1933 Special Aeroplane Constructor
(AS)2 1933 Special Aeroplane Constructor
Motors in this Period
Number Year Description
1a 1912 Renamed No 1 Clockwork Reversing Motor
  1925 Electric 100/240 volt
 

1926

Battery 4 Volt, Reversing and Non Reversing Varients Replacement for Previous version
  1929 New Steam Engine
E1 1930

6 Volt Electric Motor

1 1931 Clockwork Non Reversing
1 1931 Clockwork Reversing
x 1932 Small Clockwork Non Reversing

 

Parts Introduced in this Period
Original Part Number Later Part Number Year Description
19s 19s 1927 Crank Handle, 3.5 inch shaft
55a 55a 1927 Perforated Strip, Slotted 2 inch
140 140 1927 Universal Coupling
142b 142b 1927 Motor Tyre 3 inch
157 157 1927 Fan
20b 20b 1928 Flanged Wheel 3/4 inch
30a 30a 1928 Bevel Gear 1/2 inch
30x 30c 1928 Bevel Gear 1.5 inch
36b 36b 1928 Special Screwdriver
50a 50 1928 Eye Piece with Boss
56a 56a 1928 00-3 Instruction Manual
103a 103a 1928 Flat Girder, 9.5 Inch
116a 116a 1928 Small Fork Piece
120b 120b 1928 Compression Spring
138a 138 1928 Ships Funnel, Raked
141 141 1928 Wire Lines
142 142 1928 Rubber Ring 3 inch
155 155 1928 Rubber Ring 5/8 inch
159 159 1928 Circular Saw
160 160 1928 Channel Bearing
162 162 1928 Boiler Complete
163 163 1928 Sleeve Piece
164 164 1928 Chimney Adaptor
165 165 1928 Swivel Bearing
166 166 1928 End Bearing
169 169 1928 Digger Bucket
25a 25a 1929 Pinion 3/4 x 1/2 inch
26a 26a 1929 Pinion 1/2 x 1/2 inch
103g 103g 1929 Flat Girder 2 inch
58a 58a 1930 Coupling Screws for Spring Cord
62b 62b 1930 Double Arm Crank
99b 99b 1930 Braced Girder 7.5 inch
103c 103c 1930 Flat Girder 4.5 inch
142a 142a 1930 Motor Tyre 2 inch
146 146 1930 Circular Plate 6 inch
161 161 1930 Girder Bracket
162a 162a 1930 Boiler Ends
168 168 1930 Ball Thrust Bearing
170 130a 1930 Eccentric Single Throw
171 171 1930 Socket Coupling
172 172 1930 Pendulum Connections
57c 57c 1932 Loaded Hook, Small