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Bettafit Construction Sets
and
Handy Set Construction Sets

Bettafit (sometimes known as Betta-Fit) and Handy Set are apparently identical Meccano-like construction systems. The instruction leaflet for Handy Set says that it is part of a range of sets called 'Bettabilt' of which nothing is currently known. Could this be a misprint and it should say 'Bettafit'? However it is thought likely that they were made by the same company as the part numbers are identical and they also both have the single long slot on the large flanged plate. They were made in Australia, probably after World War Two


Bettafit


Manufacturer / Distributor

R.K. Morgan Engineering Works, Glenroy, Victoria, Australia


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BETTAFIT (sometimes BETTA-FIT)

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Australia
Dates
after World War Two (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W (see comment *1)
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
5/32W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
34
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.4 (mean)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.1
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Parts including M52 with 1 slot, 9 holes M54, 15 holes Strip(s), 5 holes Trunnions with 45° side slots, 2" Pulley, White Rim Wheel (double sided, flat centre), & Radiator Plates. *1 But 1/8W (round head & hex Nuts) found with parts.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. available of Bettafit for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.


Handy Set


Manufacturer / Distributor

Not Known, however likely to be R.K. Morgan Engineering Works, Glenroy, Victoria, Australia


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for HANDY SET

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Australia
Dates
 
Material
 
Thread
5/32W (probably)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
13
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (probably)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4 (probably)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Small set from (the unknown as yet) BETTABILT, but part no's are as BETTAFIT.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. of Handy Set available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.