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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.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BRAL

Maker
Braglia
System Type
MECCANO & MÄRKLIN features
Country
Italy
Dates
early 1920s to after 2004
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
5/32W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
38 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
194
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
(see comment *2)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.2(see comment *3)(see comment *4)

Comments
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.

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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)


A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 0.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 2.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 3 and 4.

An interesting transition manual. It is a Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for sets 000 to 4. However the cover refers to the renumbered set 7.

Later Era (sets 1 - 9)


A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 1.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 2.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 3.

A later Bral (Il Costruttore Bral) manual for set 3.

A different (probably more recent) Bral (Il Costruttore Bral) manual for set 3.

A Bral Il (Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 4.

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.

A later Bral (Il Costruttore Bral) manual for set 4.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 4A.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 5.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 6.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 7.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 8.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for set 9.

Other manuals and leaflets


A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) manual for the Gear set.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) brochure from about 1960.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) illustrated parts list.

A Bral (Il Costruttore Meccanico) advertising leaflet.