I completed my second project in January 2021. This is a Penny Falls machine, also called a Coin Pusher. A couple of videos showing progress, and one of the completed machine can be seen below. Some detailed information can be seen on the 2021 January Virtual Meeting Page 2, and then scroll down a bit.
A interview by Dubious Engineering taken at Alexandra Palace January 2020 of the completed ship can be viewed on YouTube DuB-EnG: USS Missouri Battleship. Steve was a guest of The West London Meccano Society.
This model was built for the sole reason to demonstrate the operation of a compact 3 speed/neutral/reverse all pinion gearbox. The gearbox itself is very special to me as I built it in my early 'teens' (around 1972 I think), but it later got me my first job at the start of my career. It had been intended as the drive for a motorised model of a formula one car, but I never got further than the gearbox. However, for my interview as an engineering apprentice with Hawker-Siddeley, I took it as a conversation piece. From the moment I handed it over to the three man panel, they spent the remainder of the interview fiddling with it and reminiscing about their meccano days. I swear this gearbox secured me a place against stiff competition.