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Category: Meccano

Meccano Mogul

by Peter
Categories: Meccano, Pressed Steel toys
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Mogul models were introduced by Meccano in 1974 and they comprised a number of well made  vehicles including trucks, fire engines and cranes.

Mogul1

Numbered by Meccano as 3299

Mogul2

These are large pressed steel toys similar in size to Tonka construction vehicles

Mogul3

The idea behind this range was the Meccano punched holes in the chassis allowing  you to build you own body from Meccano parts

Mogul4

In the case of this crane a single screw holds the crane in place.

Mogul5

Mogul box end

For the history of Meccano Click Here

Meccano is a model construction system invented in the UK by Frank Hornby. It consists of re-usable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears, with nuts and bolts to connect the pieces. It enables the building of working models and mechanical devices.

The ideas for Meccano were first conceived by Hornby in 1898 and he developed and patented the construction kit as “Mechanics Made Easy” in 1901. The name was later changed to “Meccano” and manufactured by the British company, Meccano Ltd, between 1908 and 1980. It is now manufactured in France and China. “Erector Sets” currently sold in the USA are actually Meccano sets manufactured by Meccano S.N. of France, part of the Nikko Group of Japan.