race calendar

A Calendar of Meccano Races and Contests being held around the world. To include such events as 'Walking'; 'Tug o' War'; 'Climbing' and 'Robot Wars'. For Contact; Time; Venue; Rules and other matters follow the link to the club web site.

A Model for WLMS Model Challenge 2002 (Falling Weight Vehicle)

by David Lawrence

The top section of the tower showing the two weight guide lines with threaded adjusters, the pulley and the central weight cable.

This view shows the weight half way down. At the lower end of the weight's travel it engages a 3hole DAS which through levers disengages a dog clutch between the cable drum and the wheel drive. Added after these pictures were taken is a weight supporting bracket, off the lower part of the tower, used after a run has been completed to place the weight so that dog-clutch will re-engage for winding the drum and lifting the weight.

Enlarged view of the chassis section. Note: vehicle travels large wheels first.

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