Hobbies, old magazines. Model engineering. How to construct old Aeroplanes and Cars.

Flying Flea and 20 Car, construction details. 1930's Practical Mechanics.
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This site is where I remember 'when I was a lad' growing up during the 1930's & 40's

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 Select a magazine page to view the Flea construction details by clicking Page a1 to b7.
Or  choose a page for the Car by clicking Page c1 to f8.
Click here if you can't see the page listings on the left.
'Flying Flea' Oct 1935'Flying Flea' Nov 1935Car March 1936Car April 1936Car May 1936Car June 1936Computer images from the U.S.A

I used to spend a lot of time perusing my dad's monthly copies of Practical Mechanics edited by F. J. Camm and published by George Newnes Limited. Sadly only a few copies have survived with me. However I reproduce extracts from some of them here for an insight into technical hobbies before the internet was ever thought of.
How many modern magazines show you how to build your own aeroplane for 25 plus the cost of an engine, or build a car for 20!

Please treat these instructions as historical data only, do not attempt to construct the Flea as it would be dangerous.

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