Meccano - Hornby crossover parts
Meccano Limited also introduced "Meccano" parts into the Hornby range.
These pedestrian overpasses came in a range of colours, the model shown above and a version with red and green trim. The "Meccano" parts in the accesory were not standard parts, however they did follow the Meccano style.
Reminiscences of a Meccano Lad:
Taken from Spanner on 01/01/2002, Bill Inglis recalls..
In 1939 or 40 this Meccano Boy was lucky enough for Santa Claus to bring me a Hornby No 1 Special passenger train set, Southern Railways Bournemouth Belle if my old memory is functioning correctly. Clockwork, of course, as we lived in the country and no mains power available. As I only had carriages I could not play "goods trains" so I turned to my trusty Meccano set and made myself ( I can still see it in my minds eye") a big log truck with bogie wheels, 12 1/2" angle girder chassis and bogies with 4 x 3/4" flanged wheels at each end and carrying gum tree twigs from the paddock as a load of logs( typical of a 12 year old boy I guess), all this taken, no doubt, from the illustrations in the Hornby Book Trains which came with the set. To add realism to my Meccano wagon I purchased the necessary P/N 120 and 121's from the Meccano Agent in Melbourne. I guess that this was much cheaper with my meager resources than trying to afford to buy a big Hornby Log Truck. I think that the No 1 Special Loco found it quite a heavy load to pull...
This railway overpass with signals was described in the1928 Meccano Magazine page 344.