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Buildex Construction Sets

Buildex was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in the 1950s in either New Zealand or Australia.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Unknown - not certain whether New Zealand or Australia

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BUILDEX (Ref:BDX)

System Type
Very like Meccano
New Zealand (see comment *1)
early 1950s
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
13 (some significant doubt)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (estimated)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

May be from Australia or New Zealand. Parts in small MCS models: 5,11(or 15 holes) Strip(s); 1x5x1h Double Angle Strip; 5 holes Angle Girder; 5x?11Flgd or Perforated Plate; 1"(or larger) Pulley; 12 holes Wheel Disc. All round holes & square corners.

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