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Elmec Construction Sets

Elmec was a Meccano-like constructional system. It also had electrical parts for making various electrical models including motors. It was made in the Netherlands from 1946 to around 1949.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ELMEC

Maker
 
System Type
Electrical/science
Country
Netherlands
Dates
1946 to 1949 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel / Plastic
Thread
M4;M3
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
34 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
105
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.5
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1 (mean)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.1
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.0(see comment *4)

Comments
Motors can be made with all sets & used to drive models. *1 46-50l also reported. *2 Mod .75. *3 For M4: M3 Bolts Nickel plated steel/dull plated steel, 5.6mm Bolt Head Diameter.

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


An Elmec set 00 manual.

An Elmec set 0 manual.

An Elmec sets 1 to 3 manual.

An Elmec booklet 5.

An Elmec booklet 9.

An Elmec booklet 10.

Photos of a motor made from Elmec parts.