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Bau-Kasten Construction Sets

Bau-Kasten was a Meccano-like constructional system. It was made in East Germany in probably the late 1940s or early 1950s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from East Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BAU-KASTEN

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
after World War Two
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
20
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.5
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Black 5-11h Strips with large-radius ends, 5x11h Flanged Plate, 6 holes Wheel Discs. Probably Loose Pulleys (possibly silver) with Tyres. Lid yellow with black Lorry & Trailer.

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


Some models that can be built with Bau-Kasten. This sheet was stuck inside the lid of the box
(Added 18/02/2021)

Photos of the Bau-Kasten set and parts
(Added 18/02/2021)