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Meccano Austin 7’s
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I have recently acquired many boxes of prewar 
Meccano and am thinking of making
a scale Meccano A7 rolling Chassis. Perhaps1/8th scale?

Does anyone have photos or links that could be helpful.

Using this collection of Meccano I recently helped Jim Clark’s old school pupils
at Chirnside to 
Build four model cars in a day to mark the 50th Anniversary
Of his fatal crash at Hockenheim

Regards
Bill G
Based near the Scottish Border, 
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There are a few on the friends website...
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Enclosed is a car illustrated in a Meccano Prize Model brochure which took place in the Meccano Competition dated 1914 - 15.
There may be a few pointers towards a model Seven

Chris

Bill,
All Meccano Magazines are digitised free on line. I'm sure a search  " Austin Seven " will turn something up.
Chris
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Thanks Chris and Nick for the leads.

I have these No 10 set instruction for this
Model Chassis, more Austin 20 than a 7!

I have an accurate scale balsa bodyframe made prior to making
My real GE frame so want to make a 7 like chassis to suit.

I may even sheath the model in thin alloy to match
My AllAlloyCup, though the wings might be tricky.

Will post progress reports! In between
Working on the real thing.

Kind regards

Bill G

Ps I have a CD of ALL the instruction manuals ever printed by
Meccano Ltd I think it cost £4.95!!!!

Regards

Bill G
Based near the Scottish Border, 
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(11-06-2018, 04:43 PM)AllAlloyCup Wrote: Thanks Chris and Nick for the leads.

I have these No 10 set instruction for this
Model Chassis, more Austin 20 than a 7!

I have an accurate scale balsa bodyframe made prior to making
My real GE frame so want to make a 7 like chassis to suit.

I may even sheath the model in thin alloy to match
My AllAlloyCup, though the wings might be tricky.

Will post progress reports! In between
Working on the real thing.

Kind regards

Bill G

Ps I have a CD of ALL the instruction manuals ever printed by
Meccano Ltd I think it cost £4.95!!!!

Regards

Bill G

I have every Meccano Magazine (and most of the Meccano Manuals) from 1901 to 1980 - there was a very nice Meccano Chummy pictured in the Meccano Magazine - I think in the 70's.

The Super Model Chassis from the 30's was a Bentley.

Found it - Mike Edwards Austin Seven Chummy model from Meccano Magazine January 1972 page 32

Cheers, Tony.


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I like the Chummy model - I think I will show it to my girls....


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Hi Ruairidh

What a lovely scene , your girls have enough Meccano there
to build a pretty big Chummy!
But Your Hoover/Dyson must get a few rattles though!

Kind regards
Bill G

Ps Hope to check out some Gordon England’s at Beaulieu
At the end of our Dorset/Hampshire holiday.
Based near the Scottish Border, 
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Not Austin 7 but this Meccano based Frazer Nash is impressive (and was expensive on a well known auction site)


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(12-06-2018, 08:12 AM)AllAlloyCup Wrote: Hi Ruairidh

What a lovely scene , your girls have enough Meccano there
to build a pretty big Chummy!
But Your Hoover/Dyson must get a few rattles though!

Kind regards
Bill G

Ps Hope to check out some Gordon England’s at Beaulieu
At the end of our Dorset/Hampshire holiday.

Thank you Bill, enjoy your explorations.
Whatever you do, don't take my word for it!

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More Meccano Sevens here:-

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