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Published on Dec 29, 2017
My interest in engineering comes from my favorite childhood toy. Each Christmas I would get an "A" set which would covert my existing set to the next one. I remember getting as far as set 7 and also getting set B gears one year. I no longer have my original Meccano but last year i bought some bent and rusty parts off Ebay and restored them to new. See videos: https://youtu.be/G0b9WAwK5DE https://youtu.be/IvERU6mpX88 https://youtu.be/8q_hCj5VIvE This Christmas I planned to build a model and recreate those fond memories. I chose the clock, plans were published in the April 1972 issue of Meccano Magazine, which I used to read . I was missing part 24b, 6 hole b wheel, to build the clock but was able to make one. It may be cheating but I also used my lathe and milling machine to make a jig to assemble the escapement wheel, something I would not have had as a boy and it's use may offend the Meccano purist. I really enjoyed the build and can now appreciate how well engineered and thought out Meccano was. Sadly modern children would rather sit in front of a computer screen. Arduino indexer https://youtu.be/hwEsHBSsOtM