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.

'Rope Climber' Rules

This year's Meccano Challenge will be about climbing.

A rope will be hung from the ceiling beam and the idea is to build a machine that will climb up it as quickly as possible. Motive power will be one of the little modern French motors, with 3v or 6v battery pack (which it must carry with it). To make life more difficult, the machine must have a proper climbing motion consisting of alternately gripping the rope and hauling itself up. Devices that that roll along the rope like a self propelled mangle will be disqualified. The rope will be about half an inch in diameter. To be confirmed)

Only Meccano parts, or replicas, may be used.


Note: The Complete rope spec will be given so that it can be be bought online anywhere in the world.