The first test for a serious Meccano enthusiast is to build the classic Giant Block Setting Crane. This is the remaining skeleton of the one I built in 1993.
You can see me with it in the photo on the About Pager
I was so proud of this first challenge that I never had the nerve of completely disassembling it. It is a free bonus present for whomever buys my entire collection, or most of it.
This model is so iconic that it appears on the front cover of the Set N.10 instruction booklet depicted in the Home Page.
It must be noted that this image is a clever advertising exaggeration since the Set No. 10 did not contain near enough parts to complete the model.
The geared plate that serves as the roller bearing support for the upper arm of the crane. The original part by the English Meccano factory was virtually impossible to find.
A brilliant and enterprising Indian aficionado built a few identical and fully functional copies of which I own this sample.