EMP
Encyclopedia of Meccano Parts Printed Version

The Printed Version of the EMP consists of six volumes.  When stacked one upon the other, they make a pile four inches high. 

Volume 1
Parts 1 to 59

Volume 2
Parts 61 to 140y

Volume 3
Parts 141 to 518

Volumes 1, 2, and 3 have the following layout -

- An Index of name of part, page number, and DMS identification.
- Conversion table for fractions, mm, SWG, and inches.
- Author's introduction and explanatory notes.
- Left page. A table with the following columns - Part Number and official description, DMS reference number, Date introduced and obsolete,
Details of part, Largest set of period and number of this part included, Stock held. Under each column head all known variations are listed with
footnotes as required.  
- Right page. Fully dimensioned drawing of each variation of the part with a listing for Diametrical pitch, Pitch diameter, Outside diameter, Number of teeth, SWG, Boss type, Notification source, as required.

For an example from the pages of the EMP click on the examples below:

Part 20 left page small image
Part 20 left page large image

Part 20 right page small image
Part 20 right page large image

Volume 4
Sets

Volume 5
Clockwork motors, Clockwork motor keys, Electrical accessories, High voltage motors, Low voltage motors, Transformers, Steam engines & sundry

Volume 6
Manuals

- Author's introduction and explanatory notes.
- Index of Sets listed.
- Left page. A table with the following columns - Part number, Description of part, Set numbers from smallest to largest of the period. Under each column is listed each part and the numbers of that part contained in each set.
- Right page. Drawing of new parts introduced into that year, Lists of parts deleted and introduced, and increases and decreases of parts in the sets.

- Author's introduction and explanatory notes.
- Main index of Items listed.
- Year of introduction.
- Index to Section Items.
- Left Page. A table with the following columns - DMS reference number, Date introduced and obsolete, Details of item, Stock held. Under each column head all known variations are listed with footnotes as required.
- Right page. Fully dimensioned drawing of most variations of the item.

- Author's introduction and explanatory notes.
- Index of Manuals listed.
- Left page. Photocopy of cover of Manual
- Right page. A table with the following columns - Manual outfit number, Print code, Page number, Details. Under each column each page is shown with models on that page.
- A consolidated index grouping models by name and showing the Year, Set, Manual number, Page, Prefix, Model number; in which the model of that
name appeared

"This collection of information is highly recommended to every Meccanoman who has raised a question of Meccano historical identification and needs the authorative reference."  From a review of EMP by:
R. Bruce Neilson, Palmerston North, New Zealand, rbneilson@infogen.net.nz
For another independent review, visit The Canadian Modeling Association for Meccano & Allied Systems ( CMAMAS)

Where to Buy

From the Author:
Don Blakeborough
91 Cornfoot St,
Wanganui 5001,
New Zealand.
Email: d.blakeborough@clear.net.nz

MW Mail Order in the UK
-they sell the electronic version that goes with MECCINV-
Telephone:   +44 (0)1491 572436

Price? In New Zealand: The EMP costs NZ$30.00 each. Postage is extra and depends on distance and type of Postage used.  For a full volume that is $NZ180.00  Click here for currency conversion.

The EMP is also available in electronic form as part of the MeccInv Parts Inventory Program

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