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Ditmar Construction Sets

Ditmar was a Meccano-like Construction system. It was produced in Austria from around 1940 to 1952


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Austria
Dates
late 1940s to 1952
Material
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy) (see comment *1)
Thread
M3.5
Boss Type
single-tapped (see comment *2)
Boss Thread
M3.5
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
(see comment *3)
No. of Parts in System
66
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
8.5
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.7 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.7
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.6
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0

Comments
Many lengths of black Strip (12.5mm wide) & Angle Girders, up to 35h, 7 holes diameter Plate, & 7x11h *1 aluminium Plate. *2 double tapped in Collar, Coupling. *3 Gears/Sprockets, TRIX-type Worm, & MÄRKLIN-type Gear Rings.

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 Ditmar manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Ditmar manual for the Gears Set
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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