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Bergstädter Metallbaukasten Construction Sets
(Schefflers Metallbaukasten)

Bergstädter Metallbaukasten (also known as Schefflers Metallbaukasten) was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in East Germany from around 1980 to 1984.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BURGSTÄDTER

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
circa 1980 to known in 1984 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
13 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
70
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.8
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: pan (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
(see comment *4)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
8.0

Comments
Only BAU ANLEITUNG on manual. After METALL-BAUKASTEN, with same/similar parts, part no's/sets, *1but ? when, & see PLASTICART, PLASTIKART. *2 Mod 2, also gear-like Sprocket. *3 or hex nut and slotted cheesehead bolt as MBN1. *4 Nuts black metallic steel.

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


A booklet for Schefflers Metallbaukasten sets (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A booklet for Bergstädter Metallbaukasten sets (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A booklet for Elekto-mechanischer models (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A manual for Schefflers Metallbaukasten sets (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A manual for Bergstädter Metallbaukasten sets (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Bergstädter/Scheffler's Metallbaukasten construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)