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Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico/Bral) Construction Sets
Il Costruttore Meccanico was the name given by Bral to its construction system. Later it was called Il Costruttore Bral. It was made in Italy from the early 1920s to 2004. The system can be divided into two main phases. In the first the sets were numbered from 000 to 4. They were later renumbered to 1 to 9 with some additional sets added into the sequence.
Manufacturer / Distributor
Roberto Braglia, Milan, Italy
Later: BRES S.R.L, Milan, Italy (same address)
Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BRAL
MECCANO & MÄRKLIN features
early 1920s to after 2004
38 (see comment *1)
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
(see comment *2)
6.2(see comment *3)(see comment *4)
Often parts marked BRAL & sets named MECCANICO & IL COSTRUTTORE BRAL/MECCANICO. *1Later, also 16. *2early/earlier Nuts Nickel plated steel; then zinc plated & brass plated steel Bolts with *36.0 tappered cheese head(s). Later bright zinc plated steel Nuts, brass plated steel/bright zinc plated steel Bolts with *45.9/5.5 hds.
The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here
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Below there are manuals/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.
Early Era (sets 000-4)
Later Era (sets 1 - 9)
A Bral Il (Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 4. It must be slightly later as there are more parts shown on the inside rear cover.
Other manuals and leaflets
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