User login

New Comments

-105 Triumph TR2 Touring Finish (1957-60)

10 hours 38 min ago

A couple not in Ramsey's.......

10 hours 59 min ago

--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)

2 days 14 hours ago

A couple not in Ramsey's.......

3 days 8 hours ago

A couple not in Ramsey's.......

3 days 14 hours ago

--42 Police Hut, Motor Cycle Patrol and Policemen (1936-41)

4 days 8 hours ago

New arrivals

4 days 11 hours ago

New arrivals

4 days 18 hours ago

New arrivals

4 days 21 hours ago

New arrivals

5 days 7 hours ago

-319 Week's Tipping Farm Trailer (1961-71)

5 days 7 hours ago

-319 Week's Tipping Farm Trailer (1961-71)

5 days 8 hours ago

-434 Atlas Bedford TK Crash Truck

1 week 1 day ago

-434 Atlas Bedford TK Crash Truck

1 week 1 day ago

-172 Studebaker Land Cruiser (1954-59)

1 week 1 day ago

New arrivals

1 week 4 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 4 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 4 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 4 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 4 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 5 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 6 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 6 days ago

--30p and 440 Studebaker Petrol Tanker 'Mobilgas' (1952-61)

1 week 6 days ago

--30p and 440 Studebaker Petrol Tanker 'Mobilgas' (1952-61)

1 week 6 days ago

Meccano Magazine

2 weeks 6 days ago

School Buses

3 weeks 1 hour ago

-139am, 170m and 675 US Army Staff Car (Ford Fordor) (1952-58)

3 weeks 4 days ago

--27ac Tracteur Massey-Harris et remorque épandeur d'engrais [Massey-Harris Tractor and Massey-Harris Manure Spreader] (1950)

3 weeks 5 days ago

-139am, 170m and 675 US Army Staff Car (Ford Fordor) (1952-58)

3 weeks 5 days ago

New arrivals

3 weeks 6 days ago

New arrivals

3 weeks 6 days ago

--27ac Tracteur Massey-Harris et remorque épandeur d'engrais [Massey-Harris Tractor and Massey-Harris Manure Spreader] (1950)

4 weeks 9 hours ago

New arrivals

4 weeks 9 hours ago

--27ac Tracteur Massey-Harris et remorque épandeur d'engrais [Massey-Harris Tractor and Massey-Harris Manure Spreader] (1950)

4 weeks 9 hours ago

Visitors

  • Total Visitors: 1641846
  • Registered Users: 320
  • Published Nodes: 1616
  • Since: 09/23/2022 - 02:23
2 posts / 0 new
Last post

janwerner's picture
janwerner
Offline
DTCA MemberNetherlands

-811 Caravane (1959-63)

As a little teaser some of the 19 pictures illustrating the Caravane article in the April 2020 issue of the Journal:

1. No. 811 Caravane, second state.

2. Back cover illustration of the French Meccano Magazine of July 1959 (detail).

3. Some rude cut-outs were applied to the French baseplates as soon as the Caravane became available (from: Redempt & Wagner, Série 24 française, p. 121).

4. The later smooth finished baseplate succeeded the early mottled one.

5. The later finely ribbed lantern roof succeeded the early smooth one.

6. The auxiliary jockey wheel was derived from the aircraft family.

7. A more or less correct representation of the model in the French 1961 Dinky Toys catalogue.

8. French and British counterparts compared.

 

 

 

Jan Oldenhuis's picture
Jan Oldenhuis
Offline
DTCA MemberNetherlands

Jan, it was a beautiful and interesting article by you in the April Journal. To my delight it also included my contribution about the Studebaker Petrol Tanker, to which you also made an interesting contribution. Almost a Dutch party wink.

What I find so funny about a DT car with a caravan is that Meccano Liverpool and Bobigny came up with a simple solution to tow a caravan. Just a round hole in the baseplate, even right through the sales number of a baseplate. Nothing was unnecessarily thrown away.

Kind regards, Jan O.