|Competition Summer 2002|
|This summer Schraube-und-Mutter.de(*) has arranged an international competition for all enthusiasts of metal building systems.
You can enter two independent categories each of which has 3 prizes. The winning models will be published on the Schraube-und-Mutter.de Web pages.
(*) Literally “Bolt and Nuts“
|Organizer and issuer of the invitation:||Dieter Mueller|
|Start of competition:||30th April 2002|
|Closing date:||15th September 2002|
|Questions concerning the contest:||If you have any questions concerning the contest, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Announcment of winners:||Early in October 2002|
|Selection committee:||Georg Illingworth (Chairman of MMG), Markus Schild and Dieter Mueller. Additional members of the selection committee may be co-opted.|
|Sponsors:||Spielwaren Emmert, Proprietor Gabriele Schaefer, Hammelburg, Germany and
|Expression of thanks:||We are very much obliged to Gabriele Schaefer, proprietor of Spielwaren Emmert (a toy shop), for the generous donation of both the main prizes (MECCANO Steamboat and MECCANO Airship). Anyone not fortunate to win or who wishes to build the “crazy inventors“ models earlier, can get all the new MECCANO from Gabriele Schaefer.|
|Category 1 An unusual Minimodel||
Model: Pat Edkins
|Task:||Build an unusual model within a maximum of 20 parts (not including nuts, bolts and washers). The most ingenious and amusing use of parts will win the competition.
Of course previously published models are excluded from the competition.
|Material:||You can use any metal building system (eg Meccano, Maerklin, Metallus, Construction, Merkur, Stokys, Stabil, Trix etc). However mixing different systems is not permitted, for example Meccano and Maerklin must not be used together. Parts must not be mutilated or bent sharply.
Nuts and bolts may be replica parts, but must fit into the selected system. Washers may be from any source.
|Entry:||Competitors should send pictures of the model (about 3 pictures, max. 60 KB per picture) to the email address given above. Please add a parts list, your age, name and address.
Alternatively you may post pictures and information to the address given in the Imprint (Impressum).
|Category 2 A technical challenge|
|Task:||Build a self-propelled model with a weight between 1 and 2 kg, which takes as long as possible to cover 1 metre.
Of course, previously published models are excluded from the competition.
|Material:||You can use any metal building system (eg Meccano, Maerklin, Metallus, Construction, Merkur, Stokys, Stabil, Trix etc). However mixing different systems is not permitted, for example Meccano and Maerklin must not be used together. Parts must not be mutilated or bent sharply.Nuts and bolts may be replica parts, but must fit into the selected system. Washers may be from any source.
No motor or essential parts of a motor may be used.
Water, sand or similar materials are not part of a metal building system, but air is.
|How can you win the contest?||Measure the time your model takes to travel 1 metre.
The winner is that model which completes the distance in the longest time.
The appearence of the model is not of any relevance.
If two models have exactly the same time, the winner will be found by drawing lots.
|Conditions:||Measurement must be on a smooth, level plane, starting at the moment when the movement begins.
The model has to move in a straight line and must not stop or change its direction although it is allowed to accelerate, become slower or sway from side to side.
The model may be pushed at the start and/or switched on, but after that the supply of energy (for example wind energy, suction etc) from outside the model is not allowed.
Not only are motors (both electric and clockwork) banned, but any springs or rubber bands must not be tensioned at the point of starting.
It must be possible to rerun the model without replacing any parts.
All the conditions are to be applied fully as a condition of entry.
|Entry:||Competitors should send pictures of the model (about 3 pictures, max. 60 KB per picture) to the email address given above. Please add information about the measured time, the weight of the model, your age, name and address.
Alternativly you may post pictures and information to the address given in the Imprint (Impressum).
|Finally please note:||The decisions of the selection committee are binding and there is no appeal against them.
All competitors give their agreement that pictures or explanations of the models may published on schraube-und-mutter.de.
For category 2 it may be necessary to produce the model for inspection by a member of the selection committee.
Members of the selection committee are excluded from the competitions.
|Translated by George Illingworth - many thanks from schraube-und-mutter.de|
|Frequently asked questions||(only in German)|
|Last update: 2002-05-16|
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