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Disco Ludendo Construction Sets

Disco Ludendo was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in Italy. It is a bit of a conundrum. The first manual below has Condor parts, but with AMI models (models appear to be from the same printers plate as in AMI manuals). The second manual has both CONDOR parts and models. They probably predate CONDOR as there are fewer parts in the system. Also the sets go from 00 to 4 instead of CONDOR's 1 to 7, although there is a direct correlation between the two ranges.

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

Disco Ludendo (1)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for DISCO LUDENDO [1]

Maker
 
System Type
MECCANO & MÄRKLIN features
Country
Italy
Dates
1940s (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
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:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Lid label & manual cover have small boy & girl below Cable Railway. Parts not seen but manual models as AMI.

A Disco Ludendo manual for set 2.

Disco Ludendo (3)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for DISCO LUDENDO [3]

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Italy
Dates
known in 1985 (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
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:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Only manual known. Cover as DISCO LUDENDO(2) but no DISCO LUDENDO/logo, & CONSTRUZIONI MECCANICHE/Condor logo at top. DISCO LUDENDO on title page. Models as CONDOR, & Illustrated/illustration.Pts (more than DISCO LUDENDO(2)).

A (probably) later Disco Ludendo manual for sets 3-4.