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Dux Universal Construction Sets

Dux Universal was an interesting construction set with very un-Meccano like parts. It was made in Germany from around 1939 to 1964


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
Markes & Co.
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
1939 to 1964 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
M3 (see comment *2)
Boss Type
single-tapped (see comment *3)
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
25
No. of Parts in System
90 (see comment *4)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
15.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.5
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.3
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (crosshead)
(see comment *5)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
(see comment *6)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0(see comment *7)
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.4(see comment *8)

Comments
Nice un-MECCANO-like parts. *1 c58 possible. *2 Earlier also self tap Bolts, 3.2 outside diameter, with hoop spire Nuts. *3 Later tapping hole through. *4 Approx, plus 27 only in Rolling Stock theme sets. *5*6*7*8 Later probably hex nut and slotted cheesehead bolt Nickel plated steel 5.4 5.4.

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

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


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


A Dux Universal manual for set 70 (Gears set) dated 1950
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal manual for sets 71 and 72 (Gears sets) dated 8/1951
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of Dux Universal set 71 (Gears sets)
(Photos from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal manual for set 101 dated 12/1949
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal manual for set 102 dated 12/1949
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal manual for sets 101 and 102 dated 12/1949
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

A Dux Universal manual for sets 101 to 103 dated 8/1951
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal manual for sets 101 to 103 dated 2/1954

A Dux Universal manual for sets 101 to 103 - undated
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal manual for sets 120 and 121 (Railway sets) dated 1951
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos for Dux Universal sets 120 and 121 (Railway sets)
(Photos from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal model book 1 dated 12/1941
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal model book 3 dated 12/1949
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal model book 4
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal model book 5
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal model book 6 (for set 104) dated 9/1950
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal model book 6 (for set 104) - undated

Dux Universal model booklet dated 12/1941
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal leaflet for the No 52 Clockwork motor dated 1950
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal leaflet for the No 52 Clockwork motor dated 9/1950
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Photos of the Dux Universal No 52 Clockwork motor
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Photos of the Dux Universal No 54 Electric motor
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal set parts list dated 3/1942
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal set parts list dated 12/1949
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal set parts list dated 1950
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal instruction leaflet dated 1941
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal instruction leaflet dated 12/1948
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Dux Universal instruction leaflet in Italian dated 9/1939
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A little Dux Universal leaflet dated 10/1941
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

A Dux Universal leaflet dated 9/1939
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal brochure dated 1940
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal brochure dated 1948
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal brochure dated 9/1950
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux Universal brochure in English dated 1950
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Dux brochure dated 10/1958
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A French Dux catalogue for 1952
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

Various photos of the Dux universal system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)