This set includes enough new colored parts that will enable you to build
50 different sophisticated mechanical models (1 at a time) that really
move. These all-new, all-moving models include a helicopter, ship
crane, and a truck with an articul...
This set includes enough new colored parts that will enable you to build 50 different sophisticated mechanical models (1 at a time) that really move. These all-new, all-moving models include a helicopter, ship crane, and a truck with an articulated arm. Movement is produced in each model by the 6V electric motor and three gearboxes.
This complete system comes with everything you need, including a power tool for fast construction, detailed instructions, 3 gearboxes, 6V electric motor (requires 6 AA batteries not included), and all required tools.
For ages 8 and up.
Includes: 605 Pieces
All Meccano parts are compatible with each other. Meccano is a recognized educative system. Batteries not included.
Meccano® is a metal construction toy, using perforated metal shapes, nuts and bolts to assemble all sorts of things. Erector® is a similar system which is much better known in the United States. Meccano was invented by Frank Hornby in England in 1901, and spread throughout the world. It was imported into the US by 1909, and a US Meccano Company was formed in 1913. (Erector was invented in the US by A. C. Gilbert in 1912.) A factory to manufacture Meccano was established in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1922. Around 1928 or 1929, the US Meccano Company was purchased by A. C. Gilbert. The Meccano factory was closed about 1930, and production moved to the Erector factory in New Haven, Connecticut. Meccano sets continued in production for a few years, and the name was used on a number of other toys, such as microscopes. The construction sets were made in the US as late as 1938.