I built these models for the ‘Musical Instruments’ Secretary’s Challenge at the South East London Meccano Club.
The first model is a basic tambourine lacking a drumhead, with 1” pulleys acting as the zils (cymbals):
The second model is a maraca filled with Meccano nuts:
My friend and fellow club member Chris Fry also independently came up with the same idea!
Chris Fry’s maraca