Meccano racer

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Sir,

Having read through your comments on Meccano models in the April issue of Motor Sport and seen Mr. T. A. T. Pettitt’s letter in the October issue I think this Meccano model racer may be of interest to you.

The kit was given to my father as a Christmas present in 1937. It was quite expensive, priced at that time in Denmark at £1.50!

Though it was his favourite toy for many years it is in extremely good condition. Only tyres have been renewed as they were stone-hard when it was given to me on my 12th birthday.

To “increase fun and realism”, as the instruction leaflet puts it, the car is fitted with a lighting set and a switch on the dashboard. The car is also fitted with a clockwork engine still in fine working order. It can, to quote again, “travel for about 50 yards at high speed.”

As you can see on the box I found out that a picture of the car with Danish text had been glued on top of a German one. Automobil Byggescet means Motorcar construction kit, if you should wonder.

The car has proved great fun for me and it is almost uncountable how many modifications you can do. Actually, I still find it interesting though it has gone a bit into the background since I have got my driving-licence and a Riley Adelphi 15/6.

Hestehaven, Denmark HENRIK SCHON-NIELSEN (aged 18)