Meccano


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Meccano

(mɪˈkɑːnəʊ)
n
(Games, other than specified) trademark a construction set consisting of miniature metal or plastic parts from which mechanical models can be made
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Noun1.Meccano - a child's construction set for making mechanical modelsMeccano - a child's construction set for making mechanical models
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
Translations

Meccano

® [mɪˈkɑːnəʊ] N (Brit) → mecano ® m
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I had all this Meccano at 85, so I thought I'd use it all up.
"To be honest, I had that many pieces of Meccano, I thought if I built the Titanic I could get rid of some of it!" He added: "I've always loved Meccano," he says.
He decided to make the supermodel after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016, and has spent eight hours a week on his greatest ever Meccano creation.
Taking place in the Collections Study Room, next to Open Stores, there'll be working Meccano models of all kinds for visitors to enjoy, including industrial and agricultural vehicles.
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 Society.
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.
As well as a display of working models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society, large quantities of parts will also be available for children to create their own Meccano wonders.
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.
"With Meccano you could do your own reproduction of, say, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
He said: "With Meccano you could do your own reproduction of, say, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.