Home | Links | Contact |

Printed from www.nzmeccano.com

Top Home Bottom

Christmas Challenge 2014

(Author: Charles)

The Spanner Challenge

The Rules

The Spanner Christmas Challenge 2014 is to build a Meccano model according to the following conditions:

  1. Any subject
  2. Model to fit through a 10" square gauge in all three orientations. The three orientations are longways, sideways and looking vertically down (on the model). No squeezing through diagonally with very thin models, for example.
  3. Meccano or repro parts may be used
  4. Modified parts allowed

The rules were first described by Peter Harwood, subsequently clarified by him.

Entries

Post your entries on Spanner or directly to the Christmas Challenge 2014 gallery (or to your personal gallery and send an email to request it be moved).  Only one primary photo is permitted in the Christmas Challenge Gallery, but further photographs, videos etc can be posted to the "Extra photos" folder underneath.  Remember to refer to these in your description of the model.

Judging

All viewers may place a "rating" on each model in the Christmas Challenge Gallery, rating the model from 1 to 10 by clicking on the appropriate number underneath the thumbnail.

You may "rate" as many or as few models as you wish.

You can only "rate" each model once, but you may change that rating at any time.  An arrow underneath a thumbnail shows the rating you have given to that model. 

Every now and then, the models in the gallery will be sorted in order of their current rating.

Anonymous rating is welcome, but anonymous ratings don't affect the overall score as significantly.

Closing

The Christmas Challenge closes at midnight on Christmas Eve your local time.  The winner will receive global accolade (well, at least until next year).

Wayne Russell      (at 12:45pm, Tue 16th Dec, 14)

Golf Cart.
The idea popped into my head while vacationing in Palm Springs. I emailed a photo to a friend who suggested I enter the challenge.


Your name:
Your message:
Security check: (Please type in the text to prove you're a person!)
 
Login status:  You have not yet entered your user name and password. You cannot create or edit documents until you do.
Enter your user name and password to log in

Remember me

If you click on the box marked 'remember me next time', you will not have to log in again on this computer for three months.

If you don't have a user name yet, please click here

On this page...

Latest documents:

(John Rogers & Colin Bull)
Midlands Meccano Guild
101st Meeting Model Report 
Spanner Challenge 
 
(John Rogers and Neil Bedford)
Midlands Meccano Guild
100th Meeting Model Report 
 
A G gauge model 
(Colin Bull & Richard Smith)
Midlands Meccano Guild
99th Meeting Model Report 
98th Meeting Model Report 
 
97th Meeting Model Report 
(David Couch)
The Little Tram
An introductory Arduino project 
(G. Eiermann and M. Schild)
A Short History of MARKLIN Metall
 
96th Meeting Model Report 
83rd Meeting Model Report 
 
82nd Meeting Model Report 
Picks up three golf balls 
(Roger Marriott)
Midlands Meccano Guild
95th Meeting Model Report 
The Spanner Challenge 
 
 
 
94th Meeting Report 
(Andre Theberge)
Meccano Segway
Instructions 
(Andre Theberge)
A Meccano Segway
Arduino code 
(Andre Theberge)
A Meccano Segway
Assembly instructions 
(Michael J. Walker)
Meet the new MMG President
Geoff Wright 
The Spanner Challenge 
(Michael Walker)
Midlands Meccano Guild
93rd Model Report 
Report by Michael J. Walker. 
92nd Model Report 
(Stan Knight)
Minimal Meccano
Pocket Meccano Sets of the 1970s 
Little Lever, Bolton 
The Spanner Challenge 
91st Model Report 
(Bob Thompson)
Back to the beginning
Shop Display Model 
90th Meeting Report 
(Old Blue Gold)
Getting Old
A screwy story 
The Spanner Challenge 
Model report written by Michael J. Walker 
76th Meeting Report 
Exhibition in Nelson, New Zealand 
(Barry Gerdes)
Meccano Radio
 
 
How to flatten  
(Rod Socket)
Dear Mrs Spanner
Survival techniques for the Meccanoman's wife 
(Stan Knight)
The Top Ten Tools
Indispensable Tools for the Meccanoman 
A call for help 
The Spanner Challenge 
 
For small brass and nickel parts. Also for stripping paint and rotted zinc plating. 
(Stephen Heafield)
Waterslide Transfers
Refurbishing 0 & 00 Aero Models 
Construction details 
or Put Your Hammer Away 
Mobile Morris Crane from 1968 MM 
Bert Love's Blocksetter in colour 
The dangers of internet auctions 
(Rob Thompson pp Terry Bullingh)
BlockSetter Tower
Built by Terry Bullingham 
(Rob Thompson pp John Reid)
Captain Robert Falcon Scott
1912 Polar Sledging Party 
(Niels Gottlob)
Bucket Wheel Excavator
Transcribed from typed document with photos 
Selected Spanner messages 18th to 24th January 
Selected Spanner messages 11th to 17th January 
Selected Spanner messages 4th to 10th January 
 
(Norbert Klimmek)
Hulett Ore Unloader
A 1 to 32 Scale Model 
 
(Joe Attard of Malta)
A model ship
 
 
 
(Arup Dasgupta (ISM 652))
My E15R Motor
A repair story 
(Charles)
About Meccano
What is Meccano? 
Thoughts about modern Meccano 
Some hints and tips 
Not many in this condition I'll bet! 
 
 View all | Chat | Models | Hints and Tips | Opinion | Reviews | Mine