Philip Bond’s Page

You can also read about Phil's Meccano History and Philip Bond's 4.5L Blower Bentley Type by Chassis by clicking on the links given and also about his Restoration of a Mamod Steam Engine.

This Meccano build has been a personal challenge as I have always liked the shape of the Bugatti Type 35 having made one as my first Air fix model. I have Taken inspiration from David's, Richard's & Peter's versions. As well as the photos seen here, there are others on the 2020 April Virtual Meeting Page 1

Pacific Tank Locomotive

New Meccano Model
Clockwork- Driven Pacific Type Express Passenger Tank Locomotive

This is an 0-gauge model of a 4-6-2-wheel arrangement Tank locomotive based loosely on plans published in Meccano magazine of September 1929.

General view of the Meccano clockwork driven 4-6-2 Tank Locomotive

This locomotive was inspired by Alan Esplen's excellent webpage.

The tension spring makes a realistic brake pipe hose, buffers are made from large washers and 2 collars.

The original plans had the locomotive sitting on an 'O' gauge track with the loco driven by a Meccano clockwork motor. It became apparent during building that with the later version of clockwork motor inside the frame, the model was too wide to sit on an 'O' gauge track, so I build my own track to match the loco.

Types of Locomotives with the same wheel arrangements

69820 - Robinson GCR Class A5 4-6-2T - built 01/23 by Gorton Works as GCR No.3 - 10/24 to LNER No.5003, 07/46 to LNER No.9820, 09/48 to BR No.69820 - 11/60 withdrawn from 40B Immingham - seen here on a Lincoln - Derby train, 04/59.

69806 - Robinson GCR Class A5 4-6-2T - built 06/11 by Gorton Works as GCR No.23 - 10/24 to LNER No. 5023, 07/46 to LNER No.9806, 03/49 to BR No.69806 - 03/60 withdrawn from 39A Gorton - seen here at Nottingham in 07/51.

This model was inspired by the set 4 Saloon Car, slight modifications were made to avoid unnecessary bending of strip parts and flanged wheels were used for headlights.

A 1930s style caravan was constructed to match the saloon car.


2016   AEC Regent Bus  My own design, taken from plans, restored and resprayed parts used.



You can find Philip's tips for restoring the enamel paint finish on Meccano on his tips for restoring Meccano page .  This is a presention with photos at every stage, so very easy to follow.

This model takes the chassis and running gear from Spanners March1971 1929 Foden Steam Wagon. I have added modifications:
Smoke box
Ballast tractor body
Mud guards, Lamps
Improved front axial.

Foden Steam Wagon

A video of this can be seen on YouTube.