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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 for DUX-UNIVERSAL

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.

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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
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux Universal manual for sets 71 and 72 (Gears sets) dated 8/1951
(Added 15/11/2018)

Various photos of Dux Universal set 71 (Gears sets
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux Universal manual for set 101 dated 12/1949
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux Universal manual for set 102 dated 12/1949
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux Universal manual for sets 101 and 102 dated 12/1949<
(Added 18/10/2018)

A Dux Universal manual for sets 101 to 103 dated 8/1951
(Added 15/11/2018)

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

A Dux Universal manual for sets 101 to 103 - undated
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux Universal manual for sets 120 and 121 (Railway sets) dated 1951
(Added 15/11/2018)

Various photos for Dux Universal sets 120 and 121 (Railway sets)
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal model book 1 dated 12/1941
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal model book 3 dated 12/1949
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal model book 4
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal model book 5
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal model book 6 (for set 104) dated 9/1950
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal model book 6 (for set 104) - undated
(Added 23/05/2019)

Dux Universal model booklet dated 12/1941
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal leaflet for the No 52 Clockwork motor dated 1950
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal leaflet for the No 52 Clockwork motor dated 9/1950
(Added 15/11/2018)

Photos of the Dux Universal No 52 Clockwork motor
(Added 15/11/2018)

Photos of the Dux Universal No 54 Electric motor
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal set parts list dated 3/1942
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal set parts list dated 12/1949
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal set parts list dated 1950
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal instruction leaflet dated 1941
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal instruction leaflet dated 12/1948
(Added 15/11/2018)

Dux Universal instruction leaflet in Italian dated 9/1939
(Added 15/11/2018)

A little Dux Universal leaflet dated 10/1941
(Added 18/10/2018)

A Dux Universal leaflet dated 9/1939
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux Universal brochure dated 1940
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux Universal brochure dated 1948
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux Universal brochure dated 9/1950
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux Universal brochure in English dated 1950
(Added 15/11/2018)

A Dux brochure dated 10/1958
(Added 15/11/2018)

A French Dux catalogue for 1952
(Added 18/10/2018)

Various photos of the Dux universal system
(Added 15/11/2018)