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Construction - Construction Sets

This range of metal construction sets were made, prior to the unification of Germany by the former East German company now known as Eitech. It is a metric system with 10mm hole spacings and 4mm thread. Set boxes - but not the manuals - were frequently marketed under the name 'Constructo'. For sets/manuals prior to 1965/6 see Konstruktion. For post Germany unification sets/manuals see 'Construction-Eitech'.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for CONSTRUCTION [1]

Maker
Construction (later Eitech)
System Type
as CONSTRUCTION
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1965 to in production in 2018 and continuing
Material
Steel / Plastic (see comment *1)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
32 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
94 (see comment *3)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.9

Comments
Large Tyres have 17x71x34 moulded in. *1 Flexible Plates are plastic. *2 Mod .8. 25 (Mod 1) for later plastic Gears. *3 Not including later new parts.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for CONSTRUCTION theme sets

Maker
Construction (later Eitech)
System Type
as CONSTRUCTION
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1980s to mid 1990 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel / Plastic
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
32
No. of Parts in System
121 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.9

Comments
Sets with standard parts & many in plastic to add realism. Boxes, but not manuals, often marked CONSTRUCTO. *1 Needs verifying. *2 Including 47 plastic parts.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for CONSTRUCTION C40

Maker
Construction (later Eitech)
System Type
Electrical/science
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
known in 1991 to 1992
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
32
No. of Parts in System
57
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.9

Comments
Electronic 3-channel, 10-step controller for Motors, lights etc, plus standard parts for small models.

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

Phase 1 - 1966 to around 1970


The instruction manual for set 01. Dated 1966. The parts are differently numbered to later manuals/sets.

The instruction manual for set 02. The parts are differently numbered to later manuals/sets.

Some photos of the 02 set.

The instruction manual for set 03. Dated 1966. The parts are differently numbered to later manuals/sets.

The instruction manual for set 04. Dated 1967. The parts are differently numbered to later manuals/sets.

A brochure from around 1969.


Phase 2 - Around 1971 to early 1980s


The combined instruction manual for sets 100, 110, 120 & 300 dated 1971 in five languages but not English.

The combined instruction manual for sets 100, 110, 120 & 300 dated 1975 in five languages including English.

The combined instruction manual for sets 100, 110, 120 & 300 dated 1975 in five languages including English.

The combined instruction manual for sets 100, 110, 120 & 300 dated 1979 in five languages but not English.

Photos of the 101 set.

Photos of the 110 set.

Photos of the 111 set.

Photos of the 120 set.

Photos of the 200 set.

Photos of the 300 set.

A brochure from around 1975.


Phase 3 - Early 1980s to German Unification


The combined instruction manual for sets C01 to C06 dated 1982.

The combined instruction manual for sets C01 to C06 dated 1986.

The combined instruction manual for sets C01 to C06 dated 1988 ??.

Photos of the C02 set.

Photos of the C03 set.

Photos of the C04 set.

The instruction manual for set C07 - Trucks.

Photos of the C07 set.

The instruction manual for set C08 - Small Trucks.

The instruction manual for set C09 - Tankers.

Photos of the C09 set.

The instruction manual for set C10 - Jeeps.

The instruction manual for set C12 - Tractors.

The instruction manual for set C13 - Earth Moving Equipment.

A supplementary instruction sheet for set C13.

The instruction manual for set C14 - Cranes.

The instruction manual for set C20 - Helicopter.

Another instruction manual for set C20 - Helicopter.

The instruction manual for set C21 - Jet Airliner.

The instruction manual for set C40 - Gantry Crane with Electronic Control.