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Christmas Challenge 2017
Here are the rules for the Christmas 2+ Challenge:
Make something from a 1950s Outift No.2, plus 12 extra parts of your own choice. The parts can be in any colour.
The extra parts are voluntary and not compulsory! They can be duplicates of those already included in the outfit, or completely different parts.
The extra parts should be contemporary with the outfit, and chosen from the 1954 - 1961 parts lists.
Bending and folding of parts is allowed, but not cutting or drilling, etc.
To prevent the lack of fixings from stifling creativity, there will be no limit on the number of standard nuts & bolts (part 37).
To encourage movement, clockwork or electric motors and battery boxes can be included, and they will not be counted amongst the 12 extra parts. As the universal electric motors of the period are generally too large and cumbersome for this purpose, you can use any later battery-driven motor, as long as it is a Meccano motor.
Motors are 'free', but not any accompanying pulleys and driving bands that may have been sold with the motors. They would be included in the 12 extra parts.
Anybody can enter, and multiple entries are allowed.
Photographs of all entries to be posted on the Spanner list, along with a list of any extra parts used , and optionally on the NZ Meccano site.
The challenge closes on the last second of 2017, when Big Ben strikes in the New Year!. (Yes Big Ben will be working again then!)
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