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Manuals  1958-61
(Later Manuals)

At the start of the light red and green period, the manuals and models were unchanged from previous years.  The only difference in the manuals was the colour of the Pulleys and Road Wheels on the back cover, and the removal of the words "Instructions for" on the front cover (see below).  Brighter shades of yellow and blue ink were used on the covers.

Comparison of front covers

Comparison of front covers from the medium red/green and light red/green periods

1958 Manual

Rear of manual

The yellow dragline manual cover was used for all outfits from 1 to 9.  A rather ambitious model for the owner of a No.1 outfit! The colour of the Wheel Flange on the rear wheel of the Loading Shovel remained in red throughout the entire period, even though it was actually changed to blue in 1960.  Neither was the tinplate Road Wheel  retouched to plastic in 1961.

During this period, almost every set and accessory set had its own individual manual.  The main set manuals contained a selection of models from the smaller outfits as well as the models for that particular set.  The accessory manuals contained just the models for the next set up.

00 manual

0 manual

 The manuals for the smallest outfits took the form of a simple leaflet with paper covers.  These are the manuals for outfits No. 00 and 0.

   

Outfit 7 R/S crane

Outfit 7 R/S crane

An example of the style of building instructions in these manuals.  This is the famous Railway Service Crane shown on the back of all the manual covers (see above).  Compare this style with the exploded view manuals of 1962.

Set 10 leaflets

3A manual

The model leaflets for outfit 10 were contained in a special wallet.  Outfit 10 also contained the manuals for outfits 6, 7, 8, and 9.  (The 6 manual contained a  selection of models from outfits 00 to 5.)  Print Refs.

The cover of the manual whch was used for all except the smallest accessory sets, up until the introduction of the new manuals in 1962.

   

Gears B manual

Mechanisms manual

Manuals for the Gears Outfit B, and the Mechanisms Outfit.  Note the similarity in design.

Manual Print References


Manual Models 1958-61

This is a list of all the models in the manuals for each outfit:

Outfit 00
00.1 Table, 00.2 Chair, 00.3 Garden Seat, 00.4 Windlass, 00.5 Swing, 00.6 Crane, 00.7 High Flyers, 00.8 Wheelbarrow, 00.9 Crossroads Sign, 00.10 Scales, 00.11 Flat Truck, 00.12 Buffer Stop, 00.13 Scooter, 00.14 Merry-Go-Round, 00.15 Field Gun, 00.16 Coster's Barrow, 00.17 Railway Signal, 00.18 Pointer, 00.19 See-Saw, 00.20 Pump engine.

Outfit 0
0.1 Elevator, 0.2 Blacksmith, 0.3 Garden Seat, 0.4 Station Truck, 0.5 Coster’s Barrrow, 0.6 Bucking Broncho, 0.7 Swing Boat, 0.8 Drop Hammer, 0.9 Electric Truck, 0.10 Lawn Mover, 0.11 Counter Scales, 0.12 Punching Machine, 0.13 Dockside Crane, 0.14 Plough, 0.15 Windmill, 0.16 Mechanical Hammer, 0.17 Lathe, 0.18 Well Windlass, 0.19 Windmill Pump, 0.20 Pecking Hen, 0.21 See-Saw Roundabout, 0.22 Radial Crane, 0.23 Beam Engine, 0.24 Telephone, 0.25 High Wire Acrobat, 0.26 Merry-Go-Round, 0.27 Shipbuilding Crane, 0.28 Boxer Training, 0.29 Double Arm Signal.

Outfit 1
1.1 Kiddie Car, 1.2 Letter Balance, 1.3 Racing Seaplane, 1.4 Railway Breakdown Crane, 1.5 Tricycle Van, 1.6 Stamping Mill, 1.7 Motor Lorry, 1.8 Mechanical Shovel, 1.9 Windmill, 1.10 Coaster, 1.11 Steam Wagon, 1.12 Flying Boats, 1.13 Circular Saw, 1.14 Gymnast, 1.15 Scales, 1.16 Drilling Machine, 1.17 Coaster and Barrow, 1.18 Lifting Bridge, 1.19 Mechanical Swing, 1.20 Derrick Crane, 1.21 Open Tramcar, 1.22 Fire Engine, 1.23 Mobile Crane, 1.24 Power Press, 1.25 Trip Hammer, 1.26 Side Tipping Wagon, 1.27 Travelling Crane, 1.28 Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1.29 Pithead Gear, 1.30 Horizontal Engine, 1.31 Telpher Span, 1.32 Tricycle Roundabout.

Outfit 2
2.1 Canal Bridge, 2.2 Drilling Machine, 2.3 Milk Delivery Wagon, 2.4 Mechanical Hacksaw, 2.5 Beam Engine, 2.6 Autogiro, 2.7 Bacon Slicer, 2.8 Chariot and Driver, 2.9 Tramcar, 2.10 Lumber Truck and Horse, 2.11 Lawn Mower, 2.12 Punching Machine, 2.13 Dragline Excavator, 2.14 Railway Service Crane, 2.15 Letter Balance, 2.16 Racing Car, 2.17 Horse and Tipping Cart, 2.18 Electric Delivery Van, 2.19 Fork Lift Truck, 2.20 Floating Crane, 2.21 Gas Engine, 2.22 Crane Truck, 2.23 Petrol-Engined Station Tractor, 2.24 Mobile Concrete Mixer, 2.25 Steam Wagon, 2.26 Speed Car, 2.27 Windmill, 2.28 Travelling Breakdown Crane, 2.29 Aeroplane, 2.30 Vertical Steam Engine, 2.31 Tractor, 2.32 Motor Van, 2.33 Travelling Crane, 2.34 Lifting Truck.

Outfit 3
3.1 Steam Tractor and Trailer, 3.2 Horse and Cart, 3.3 Electric Truck, 3.4 Racing Car, 3.5 Tramcar, 3.6 Trotting Car, 3.7 Tractor and Harrow, 3.8 Gipsy Caravan, 3.9 Fire Engine, 3.10 Tank, 3.11 Motocart, 3.12 Mechanical Horse and Trailer, 3.13 Swing Boat, 3.14 Dumper Truck, 3.15 Mill Engine, 3.16 Roundabout, 3.17 Tank Locomotive, 3.18 Tractor and Hay Wagon, 3.19 Windmill Pump, 3.20 Balance, 3.21 Fork Lift Truck, 3.22 Portable Garage Crane, 3.23 Simple Hand Loom, 3.24 Swivelling Jib Crane, 3.25 Mobile Crane, 3.26 Tower Wagon, 3.27 Pithead Gear, 3.28 Blocksetting Crane, 3.29 High Flyer (swing boat), 3.30 Shovel Loader, 3.31 Channel Steamer, 3.32 Ice Cream Vendor and Van, 3.33 Giant Lorry.

Outfit 4
4.1 Cement Mixer, 4.2 Platform Weighing Machine, 4.3 Caravan, 4.4 Elevated Jib Crane, 4.5 Sewing Machine, 4.6 Dumper Truck, 4.7 Telpher Span, 4.8 Lifting Bridge, 4.9 Flyboats, 4.10 Whip Roundabout, 4.11 Streamlined Sports Car, 4.12 Hammerhead Crane, 4.13 Jeep, 4.14 Three-Wheel Sports Car, 4.15 Bascule Bridge, 4.16 Gantry Crane, 4.17 Dredger, 4.18 Drilling Machine, 4.19 Quayside Unloader, 4.20 Racing Car, 4.21 Transport Lorry, 4.22 Penny-In-The-Slot Weighing Machine, 4.23 Tank Locomotive, 4.24 Giant Excavator, 4.25 Motor Cycle and Sidecar, 4.26 Motor Tricycle Delivery Van, 4.27 Hand Trolley Car, 4.28 Mechanical Digger, 4.29 Monoplane, 4.30 Automatic Ship Coaler, 4.31 Diesel Shunting Locomotive, 4.32 Steam Traction Engine, 4.33 Horizontal Steam Engine and Boiler, 4.34 Automatic Slag Dumper, 4.35 Saloon Car

Outfit 5
5.1 Tipping Lorry, 5.2 Ferry Steamer, 5.3 Gas Turbine Locomotive, 5.4 Bulk Liquid Transporter, 5.5 Elevator, 5.6 Estate Car, 5.7 Giant Swing Boat, 5.8 Motor Coach, 5.9 Big Wheel, 5.10 Hammerhead Crane, 5.11 Automatic Ship Coaler, 5.12 Loading Shovel, 5.13 Delta Wing Jet Aeroplane, 5.14 Helicopter, 5.15 Travelling Crane, 5.16 Military Tank, 5.17 Railway Breakdown Crane, 5.18 Shunting Tractor , 5.19 Platform Weighing Machine, 5.20 Racing Seaplane, 5.21 Twin Cylinder Marine Engine, 5.22 Fire Engine, 5.23 Transporter Bridge, 5.24 Travelling Gantry Crane, 5.25 Mountain Railway, 5.26 Pithead Gear.

Outfit 6
6.1 Swing Bridge, 6.2 Beam Bridge, 6.3 Windmill, 6.4 High Flyer, 6.5 Power Press, 6.6 Naval Frigate, 6.7 Armoured Car, 6.8 Leyland Lorry, 6.9 Single-Deck Tramcar, 6.10 Planing Machine, 6.11 Two-Ton Mobile Crane, 6.12 Electric Articulated Lorry, 6.13 Bedford-Type Lorry, 6.14 Dockside Crane, 6.15 Pithead Gear, 6.16 Forge Crane, 6.17 Diesel Shunting Locomotive, 6.18 Fork Lift Truck, 6.19 Single-Deck Bus, 6.20 Tower Wagon, 6.21 Rear Dumping Truck, 6.22 Mobile Swivelling Crane, 6.23 Farm Tractor, Haycart and Rake, 6.24 Lifting Bridge, 6.25 Hammerhead Crane, 6.26 Horse Box, 6.27 Loading Grab, 6.28 Flyboats, 6.29 Gantry Crane.

Outfit 7
7.1 Locomotive and Tender, 7.2 Refuse Wagon, 7.3 Railway Service Crane, 7.4 Giant Articulated Lorry, 7.5 Shaping Machine, 7.6 Octopus Roundabout, 7.7 Mobile Crane, 7.8 Side Tipping Wagon, 7.9 Power Press, 7.10 Coaling Tower, 7.11 Taxi, 7.12 Windmill Pump, 7.13 Army Wagon, 7.14 Engineers’ Lathe, 7.15 Lifting Beam Bridge, 7.16 Horizontal Steam Engine, 7.17 Swing Boats, 7.18 Coupe, 7.19 Slotting Machine, 7.20 Automatic Scales, 7.21 Shipyard Crane, 7.22 Double-Deck Bus.

Outfit 8
8.1 Pantograph Copying Machine, 8.2 Boring Machine, 8.3 Swing Bridge, 8.4 Continental Single-Deck Tram, 8.5 Skimmer Scoop, 8.6 Breakdown Lorry, 8.7 Jumbo Mobile Crane, 8.8 Military Tank, 8.9 Articulated Box Lorry, 8.10 Oil Tanker, 8.11 Milling Machine, 8.12 Meccanograph, 8.13 Cargo Transport Plane, 8.14 Streamlined sports Car, 8.15 Dockside Crane, 8.16 Mixing Machine, 8.17 Road Sweeper, 8.18 Car Ferry, 8.19 Eight-Wheeler Lorry, 8.20 Bulldozer.

Outfit 9
9.1 Mechanical Horse and Trailer, 9.2 Floating Crane, 9.3 Saloon Car and Caravan, 9.4 Train Ferry, 9.5 Coal Elevator, 9.6 Tank Lorry, 9.7 Observation Coach, 9.8 Clock, 9.9 Lifting Bridge, 9.10 Giant Walking Dragline, 9.11 Trolley Bus, 9.12 Fork Lift Truck, 9.13 Gantry Crane, 9.14 Vertical Milling Machine, 9.15 Locomotive, Tender and Wagon, 9.16 High-Speed Press, 9.17 Articulated Lorry, 9.18 Marine Engine, 9.19 Power Press, 9.20 Tower Bridge.

Outfit 10 (leaflets)
10.1 Railway Service Crane, 10.2 Sports Motor Car, 10.3 Coal Tippler, 10.4 Cargo Ship, 10.5 Double Deck Bus, 10.6 Lifting Shovel, 10.7 Blocksetting Crane, 10.8 Beam Bridge, 10.9 Dumper Truck, 10.10 Automatic Gantry Crane, 10.11 Automatic Snow Loader, 10.12 4-4-0 Passenger Locomotive. Available separately: 10.13 Combine Harvester, 10.14 Eiffel Tower, 10.15 Showman’s Traction Engine, 10.16 Twin-Cylinder Motor Cycle Engine, 10.17 Trench Digger, 10.18 Bottom Dump Truck, 10.19 Road Surfacing Machine, 10.20 Mechanical Loading Shovel.

Gears Outfit B
B.1 Worm Reduction Gearing, B.2 Reduction Gearing for E020 Motor, B.3 Reversing Gear, B.4 Reversing and Reduction Gear, B.5 Dog Clutch Mechanism, B.6 Automatic Reversing Mechanism, B.7 Two-Speed Gearbox, B.8 Steering Mechanism for Model Cars, B.9 Steering System for Traction Engines, B.10 Castor Steering, B.11 Simple Sprocket-Driven Differential Gear, B.12 Gear-Drive Differential, B.13 Twin Drive Unit, B.14 Sliding Drive Mechanism, B.15 Intermittent Drive.

Mechanisms Outfit
M.1 Roman Balance or Steelyard, M.2 Beam Engine, M.3 Platform Weighing Machine Mechanism, M.4 Punching Machine, M.5 Intermittent Motion Mechanism, M.6 Novel Intermittent Motion Mechanism, M.7 Two-Speed and Reverse Gearbox, M.8 Two-Speed Reverse Gear, M.9 Forward and Reverse Gear, M.10 Reversing Mechanism, M.11 Clutch-Controlled Two-Speed Gearbox, M.12 Reversing Gear, M.13 Friction Disc Brake, M.14 Screw-Operated Brake, M.15 Lever-Operated Strap Brake, M.16 Castor Steering Gear, M.17 Simple Steering Gear, M.18 Sun and Panet Mechanism, M.19 Simple Rear Axle Drive for Cars, M.20 Differential Mechanism, M.21 Friction Clutch for Motor Vehicles, M.22 Free Wheel Mechanism, M.23 Crane Winding Drum Mechanism, M.24 Automatic Reversing Hoist, M.25 Belt Tensioning Device, M.26 Adjustable Throw Cam, M.27 Smooth Action Cam.

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