Made of fabricated Meccano
pieces to commemorate Liverpool-born toy-maker Frank Hornby and the first Meccano
factory on Binns Road, the sculpture stands at 11 metres tall and has taken more than a year to design and manufacture.
Sets and models dating back to the turn of the 20th Century went on show at the museum and, at an open day, visitors were able to construct their own pieces with help of members of the North East Meccano
TAL T K OF THE STEAMIE Meccano
engine is a working model.
Robotic arm, internal combustion engine kit, Meccano
(old-fashioned 'design it yourself' rather that single-purpose kits)--toys that grandchildren and fathers will enjoy and illustrate how much fun engineering is.
This year, entrants must devise a Meccano
'Sumo Wrestler' robot to push or throw an opponent out of the ring.
In 2009, James May - or at least his engineering team - constructed a life-size bridge over the Leeds-Liverpool canal, out of Meccano
so we already know it's capable of great things.
He said: "With Meccano
you could do your own reproduction of, say, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Chairman of the North East Meccano
Society John Herdman said: "This is the third time we have been invited here and we keep getting called back so we must be doing something right.
com; GE Aviation; GE Energy; Heritage & Culture Warwickshire; HME Technology Ltd, Imagineer Productions; Imagineering JLR Education Business Partnership Centre; IMarEST; IET; IMechE, Jaguar Land Rover; JCB Excavators Ltd; MAD Museum; MTA; Meccano
Fun; Mechatronics International Ltd; MTC; National Grid; RJH Finishing Systems Ltd; Roaming Robots; REME; Scientific Communications; Severn Trent Water; The Smallpeice Trust; Technology Supplies Ltd; University of Warwick.
They have been making Meccano
since 1901 and there is a lot of it still out there.
The new corrosion-resistant composite forms were developed by Sabic and Meccano
de Mexico, a Mexican construction supply company, to replace heavy traditional multi-piece steel forms through reducing weight by up to 40 percent, cutting cycle times from hours to minutes and helping to reduce overall construction costs for more-affordable housing.