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Auto Constructor Construction Sets

Auto Constructor was a specialised construction system for building cars and aeroplanes. It was produced in Germany from about 1928 to 1930.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Road vehicles
Country
Germany
Dates
1928 (see comment *1) to 1930s (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
single-tapped (see comment *2)
Boss Thread
2.5x.6 (see comment *3)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
32
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
2.8 (see comment *4)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.8 (see comment *5)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.5

Comments
Special parts to make cars & 'plane. Dutch manual called AUTO-CONSTRUCTEUR. *1 Or earlier. *2*3*4 Collar only, 3.2 bore also possible. *5 Steering Column; Back Axle, not seen, may be 2.8 or 3.2 diameter.

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Below there are manuals/leafets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The manual for an Auto Constructor set (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The manual for an Auto Constructor set (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The manual for Auto Constructor set 3 (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Pictures of the cars that can be built by Auto Constructor sets
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Pictures of the cars that can be built by Auto Constructor sets
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Auto Constructor construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)