The lifting shovel is model No.6 in the 1954 series of No.10
instruction leaflets. I built the model using a contemporary Number 10 set.
The model needed some simple modifications to fit together. An
feature is the Meccano E20 motor that fits where the engine would be in the
prototype. I never did get to make the winding drum brake operating mechanism to work
satisfactorily. The end result though was an attractive and nicely
certainly one of the better models in the 1954 number 10 instruction series. Meccano must have
thought so too as it was frequently featured in their advertising over
many years. As can be seen in the advertisement on the left is from a Meccano Magazine
The picture at bottom
of the page was taken at Barleylands Steam Fair, Billericay, Essex, on
10th 2000 of what looks like the same type of machine.
The machine below is a "Chaseside Rope operated loading shovel" built in 1950 based on the Fordson Major tractor chassis with a Perkins