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Chili Construction Sets

Chili was a simple Meccano-like constructional system. It was made in Germany in circa 1948.

Manufacturer / Distributor

R. Oppel, Fürth, Hirschenstr. 8, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for CHILI

System Type
Non-Meccano type
circa 1948
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
13 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *1)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
(see comment *2)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Unusual system with Threaded Rods as axles but larger diameter than N&B. Some holes are larger to take them. Main parts are 3 holes Strip(s), 3,5,11 holes Angle Girders, Wheel Disc. *1& large, hex Nut. *2Both Nuts look brass, Bolts look nickelled.

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

A Chili set manual.
(Added 08/11/2019)

Photos of a Chili set.
(Added 08/11/2019)