Meccano Manuals

German Language Meccano Manuals

Details and Downloads of the Manuals

This section covers German language instruction manuals for Meccano sets up to 1961.

Note 1 - The German Government took over the German Meccano factory during World War One and then sold it to the Márklin company in 1918/9. For German Meccano manuals in this transition period see here.

Note 2 - From 1962 all manuals were multi-language, so the standard Liverpool manuals were used.

Scans of other German language manuals would be much appreciated.


1-6 (1908)

A 1908 German Language (for the German market) Instruction manual for Outfits 1-6. Last model 61. It is unfortunately without a cover, but it would have been the same as the following manual.
Added 14/01/21
1-6 (1909)

A 1909 German Language (for the German market) Instruction manual for Outfits 1-6. Last model 62.
Added 09/10/20
1-6 (1910)

A 1910 German Language (for the German market) Instruction manual for Outfits 1-6. Last model 64.
Added 29/10/20
1-6 (1911)

A 1911 German Language (for the German market) Instruction manual for Outfits 1-6. Last model 86.
Added 29/10/20
1-6 (1912)

A 1912 German Language (for the German market) Instruction manual for Outfits 1-6. Last model 90.
Added 29/10/20
1-6 (1912)

A 1912 German Language (for the Austrian market) Instruction manual for Outfits 1-6. Last model 90.
Added 29/10/20
1-6 (1913)

A 1913 German Language (for the German market) Instruction manual for Outfits 1-6. Last model 109.
Added 29/10/20
SML 1

A Multi Language (including German) text only leaflet for SML1 (Motor Chassis - with Accumulator). No Print Code
Added 03/06/21
SML 2

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML2 (High Speed Ship Coaler). No Print Code
Added 06/06/21
SML 5

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML5 (Travelling Bucket Dredger). No Print Code
Added 06/06/21
SML 6

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML6 (Stiff Leg Derrick). Print Code 329/2.5
Added 06/06/21
SML 7

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML7 (Platform Scales). No Print Code
Added 09/10/20
SML 8

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML8 (Roundabout). Print Code 828/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 9

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML9 (Bagatelle Table). No Print Code
Added 09/10/20
SML 10

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML10 (Log Saw). No Print Code
Added 09/10/20
SML 11

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML11 (Single Cylinder Horizontal Steam Engine). No Print Code
Added 09/10/20
SML 12

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML12 (Stone Sawing Machine). No Print Code
Added 09/10/20
SML 13

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML13 (Meccanograph). Print Code 1028/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 14

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML14 (Grandfather Clock). Print Code 1028/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 14

A 1929 German Language Instruction leaflet for SML14 (Grandfather Clock). Print Code 2/729/2.5
Added 09/10/20
SML 16

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML16 (Loom). Print Code 1128/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 17

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML17 (Planing Machine). Print Code 529/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 18

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML18 (Revolving Crane). Print Code 129/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 19

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML19 (Steam Shovel). Print Code 1128/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 21

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML21 (Transporter Bridge). Print Code 7/729/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 23

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML23 (Vertical Log Saw). Print Code 629/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 24

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML24 (Travelling Gantry Crane). Print Code 129/2.5
Added 09/06/21
SML 29

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML29 (Hammerhead Crane). Print Code 6/132/1
Added 09/06/21
SML 30

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML30 (Railway Breakdown Crane). No Print Code
Added 09/06/21
SML 37

A Multi Language (including German for Swiss market) text only leaflet for SML37 (Howitzer, Limber and Tractor). Print Code 1/632/1
Added 09/06/21
00-3 (Early 1930s)

A circa 1930-35 German Language Instruction manual for Outfits 00-3. This is a very interesting manual which is unfortunately not complete. It dates from the brief time in the early 1930s when Meccano had a German subsidiary. The model numbering continue on from the standard 1930-35 00-3 manuals. None of the models appear in any standard Meccano manual.
Added 09/10/20
Standard Mechanisms (1929)

A 1929 German Language (Swiss) Instruction manual for 'Standard Mechanisms'. Print Code 629/2.5
Added 09/10/20
Standard Mechanisms (1935)

A 1935 German Language Instruction manual for 'Standard Mechanisms'. Print Code 13/1035/.750
Added 09/10/20
O to E (1936)

A 1936 German Language Instruction manual for sets O to E. Print Code 13/636/1.25(S.G.)
(Note that unfortunately the rear cover was missing from the copy scanned)
Added 11/05/21
Elektron set 2

A German translation for the Meccano Elektron set 2 instruction manual. No print ref
(Added 23/05/2021)
Gears A (1953)

A 1953 German Language Instruction manual for Gears A outfit. Print Code 7/1053/2
Added 09/10/20