1935- 1937 BLUE & GOLD A-L SETS

This was a short period in the history of Meccano however it was an active one. Up until this point models where open in that they where mostly strips and girders. Most solid areas had to be imagined. However with the introduction of both Flexible and Strip plates at last models could be built more realistically. The first Flexible Plates where made of Fibre Board which proved to be very flimsy, these where soon replaced by metal.

With these plates Meccano made a hugh step forward. Meaning mainy more different models could now be made. This was fully taken advantage of in the new manuals for this period.

 

There was also the biggest change in sets since the end of Mechanics Made Easy name period. In a way there was a step back to that period with the reintroduction of lettered sets this time from A - L. What is more the colours was changed from the Burgundy and Dark Green to Blue and Gold. This was the biggest reorganization so far of sets with effectively and extra set (E) being added to the middle of the range.

new gold and blue colours

Apart from the new flexible plates a number of other new parts arrived. Meccano builders had long asked for a Steering wheel, finally one was introduced, along with this a road wheel whic was to be used extensively in future decades was released. A hinged plate was also added to the range.

On the back of the Car and Aeroplane Constructor Sets Meccano introduced Dinky Builder. This was Meccano without the nuts and bolts Basicly plates and wheels that where fit together with rods, meaning that models could be built much faster than traditional Meccano.

Meccano had just reorganised its set line up. however these where about to change again.

 

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 A- E

Sets F - L

Standard Mechanisms

Car Constructer

 
Sets in this Period
Number Year Description
(A) 1 1931 Aeroplane Constructor
(A) 2 1931 Aeroplane Constructor
(A) 0 1932 Aeroplane Constructor
(C) 1932 Car Constructor
(AS) 1 1933 Special Aeroplane Constructor
(AS)2 1933 Special Aeroplane Constructor
0 1934  
A 1934  
B 1934  
c 1934  
D 1934  
E 1934 Extra Set added to the range
F 1934  
G 1934  
H 1834  
K 1934  
L 1934 This was the largest set ever made by Meccano
Motors in this Period
Number Year Description
1a 1912 Renamed No 1 Clockwork Reversing Motor
  1925 Electric 100/240 volt
  1929 New Steam Engine
E1 1930

6 Volt Electric Motor

1 1931 Clockwork Non Reversing
1 1931 Clockwork Reversing
Magic 1932 Renamed X
E-6 1934

New 6 Volt Motor

 

E20 1934 20 Volt Electric

 

Parts Introduced in this Period
Original Part Number Later Part Number Year Description
12c 12c 1934 Obtuse Angle Brackets
15b 15b 1934 4 inch Axle Rod
51 51 1934 Flange Plate 2.5 x 1.5 inch
54a 54 1934 Flanged Sector Plate 4.5 inch
176 178 1934 Cord Anchoridge Spring
186 186 1934 Driving Band 2.5 inch
187 187 1934 Road Wheels
188 188 1934 Flexible Plates 2.5 x 1.5 inch
189 189 1934 Flexible Plate 5.5 x 1.5 inch
190 190 1934 Flexible Plate 2.5 x 2.5 inch
191 191 1934 Flexible Plate 4.5 x 2.5 inch
192 192 1934 Flexible Plate 5.5 x 2.5 inch
193 193 1934 Strip Plate 2.5 x 2.5 inch
194 194 1934 Strip Plate 3.5 x 2.5 inch
195 195 1934 Strip Plate 5.5 x 2.5 inch
196 196 1934 Strip Plate 9.5 x 2.5 inch
197 197 1934 Strip Plate 12.5 x 2.5 inch
198 198 1934 Hinged Plate 4.5 x 2.5 inch
167b 167b 1935 Ring Frames for Rollers
199 199 1936 Curved Plate U Section
200 200 1936 Curved Plate 2.5 x 2.5 inch