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Distler Giant (or Gigant) Construction Sets

Distler Giant was a Trix-like Construction system only larger. It was produced in Belgium in the early to mid 1960s. it was known as Distler Gigant for the German market.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
Belgium
Dates
1963 to 1965 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
M6
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
33 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
30
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
16.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
6.4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
6 (see comment *3)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Black metallic finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
9.8
Bolt diameter (mm)
10.0

Comments
Strips 30mm wide. Called DISTLER GIGANT for German markets. *1 Stock sold off later. *2*3 Standard TRIX gears but 6mm bore.

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 and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Distler Giant manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Distler Giant construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)