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We are currently embarking upon a comprehensive redevelopment of the National Motor Museum which means at certain times the vehicles on display may be changing on a daily basis. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Meccano motorcycle

On Display

This Meccano motorcycle was created as part of the BBC Toy Stories programme, presented by Top Gear’s James May. The aim was to complete the 37 mile Isle of Man TT course over three days during the 2013 TT week. The bike was designed to have a top speed of at least 15 mph and to be strong enough survive the long, difficult climbs and sharp descents of the historic road circuit.

Over 15,000 standard pieces of Meccano were used in the build, with 600 nuts and bolts in each wheel alone. Months of problem solving and head scratching went into the design before construction started. The bike took nine weeks to complete.

Year2013
CountryBritish
Performance15mph (25mph going downhill)
Price newNot marketed
Loaned byPrivate Owner

 

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