1945 - 1958 EARLY RED AND GREEN

Following the end of World War 2 Meccano Ltd was very quick off the mark with the reintroduction of the smaller sets from sets 1 - 3. The biggest surprise was a colour change back to Red and Green but in slightly different shades to those of the 1930's. Over the coming years as more raw materials became available larger sets where reintroduced. By 1950 the supply was such that set 10 could be re released.

Despite the new colours the contents of the sets where by and large unchanged from prewar sets. The manuals also stayed the same except for the covers, which was the only part to show any colour. What may seemed unusual was that the 1930's blue plates have a cross hatching of gold whilst the new red plates where plain red.

The manuals continued to show the cross hatching. However given the shortages at the time. Anything would have been welcome. This situation was gradually rectified. With new manuals being released along with Set 9 in 1948, a totally new set of manuals being released in 1954. Along with these manuals a small number of new parts where released notably triangular plates. These where added to the sets which where re boxed. Manuals where again changed in 1956 with a new yellow and blue cover showing a large crane, but the contents models where unchanged. There was a number of other releases through this period. In 1948 clockwork motors where made available now manufactured at Binns Road whist the following year 1949 Clockwork motors 1 & 2 and electric motors E06, E020, and E020R where back in the shops. Gears set A was introduced in 1950 followed by Set B in 1956.

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

Set 00

Set 0

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Set 6

Sets 7 & 8

Set 10

   
Sets in this Period
Set No Year Notes
0 1945  
1 1945  
2 1945  
3 1945  
4 1946  
5 1946  
6 1948  
7 1948  
8 1948  
9 1948  
10 1950  
Gears A 1950  
Motors in this Period
Number Year Description
1a 1912 Renamed No 1 Clockwork Reversing Motor
1 1931 Clockwork Non Reversing
1 1931 Clockwork Reversing
Magic 1932  
E-06 1938

6 Volt Motor

E020 1934 20 Volt Electric
EO20R 1949 20 Volt Electric

 

Parts Introduced in this Period
Original Part Number Later Part Number Year Description
19c 19c 1949 Pulley 6 inch
58 58 1949 Spring Cord
63b 63b 1949 Strip Coupling
63c 63c 1949 Threaded Coupling
73 73 1949 Flat Plate 3.5 x1.5 inch
79a 79a 1949 Screwed Rod 5 imch
111d 111d 1949 Long Bolt 1 1/8 inch
148 148 1949 Ratched Wheel
142c 142c 1951 Motor Tyre 1 inch
24b 24b 1954 Bush Wheel 6 Holes
24c 24c 1954 Wheel Disc 6 Holes
26c 26c 1954 Pinion 7/16 x 1/4 inch
27d 27d 1954 Gear Wheel;1 5/8 inch
173a 173a 1954 Adaptor for Screwed Rods
212a 212a 1954 Rod and Strip Connector Right Angle
221 221 1954 Triangular Plate 2.5 x 1.5 inch
222 222 1954 Triangular Plate 2.5 x 2 inch
223 223 1954 Triangular Plate 2.5 x 2.5 inch
224 224 1954 Triangular Plate 3.5 x 1.5 inch
225 225 1954 Triangular Plate 3.5 x 2 inch
226 226 1954 Triangular Plate 3.5 x 2.5 inch