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Condor Construction Sets

Condor was a Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in Italy from around 1960 to the early 1980s. It was thought to have been preceded by Disco Ludendo. There were at least two distinct periods to Condor sets. At first there were 7 sets (sets 1 to 7). Later an extra set was inserted in the range between sets 4 and 5. Sets 5 to 7 were then renumbered as sets 6 to 8. It is thought that at a later date then yet another set was added to take the range up to set 9, but I have not yet seen a manual to support this.

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

System Type
Very like Meccano
1960 to 1983 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
38 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Parts including: M52 with flange slots; 3 holes M11a; 5 holes Trunnion with 2 vertical side slots; BRAL Braced Girders with solid centres; 3x5-11h Flex Plates. *1 possibly after. *2 Also 14.5, Mod.1.75 (4-spoke Gears).

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/leafets which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

Early Era (sets 1 - 7)

The manual for set 3 (in Italian, French, English and Spanish)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The manual for set 4 (in Italian, French, English and Spanish)

The manual for sets 5 to 7 (in Italian, French, English and Spanish)

Later Era (sets 1 - 8)

The manual for set 4 (in Italian, French, English and Spanish)

The manual for set 5 (in Italian, French, English and Spanish)