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Efel(2) Construction Sets

Efel(2) was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in France from the 1950s to the late 1960s


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EFEL [2]

Maker
Martinaud
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
France
Dates
1950s to late 1960 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel (see comment *2)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
39 (see comment *3)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: 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)
5.9

Comments
Similar label to EFL1 but different, painted parts including 24mm Pulley is light red plastic with brass boss. It, & Spanner, marked Early/Earlier.F.E.L, & EFEL. *1 '62k, on sale '70c. *2 Early parts may be aluminium, unpainted. *3 In Set 5, approx.

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.


An Efel(2) manual for set B

An Efel(2) manual for set C
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Model leaflets for an Efel(2) set
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

An Efel(2) manual for sets B to F
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Efel(2) construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)