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Erection Construction Sets

This system was unusual in that Erection construction sets 1 to 4 were very similar to Erector. However set 5 was very different, with Meccano-like parts in it. there was also a set 0, but not certain what the parts in it were like. They was produced in Japan in the 1950s.

Sets 1 to 4 with Erector parts (Erection[a])


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ERECTION [a]

Maker
 
System Type
ERECTOR type
Country
Japan
Dates
1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
1/8W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
25 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0 (see comment *1)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.9
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.5
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.0

Comments
Most parts virtually the same as ERECTOR, though different colours. *1 Others seen 4.2.

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

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


Below there are photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


Instructions for the Erection construction set 3
(Added 16/09/2020)

Photos of the Erection construction set 3
(Added 14/11/2018)

Set 5 with more Meccano-like parts (Erection[b])


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ERECTION [b]

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences(some significant doubt)
Country
Japan
Dates
1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
single-tapped (probably)
Boss Thread
1/8W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
12 (approximately)
No. of Parts in System
30 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4 (probably)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
(see comment *1)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Set 5 was listed at the same time as ERECTION [a] (Sets 0-4) with parts which look similar to MEKANIK [1], but the hole pitch is said to be 12.7mm. *1 The steel needs confirming.

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

NOTE : If the MCS document does not appear in the window below, then refresh the page.

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


Below there are photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


Instructions for the Erection construction set 5
(Added 16/09/2020)

Photos of the Erection construction set 5
(Added 14/11/2018)