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Erko Construction Sets

Erko was a very simple aluminium construction system similar to Trix, but with two rows of holes instead of three. It was made in Hamburg, Germany by Erich Richter. Dates not known at present, but probably just post-war.

Brief details - Distance between holes 7.86 mm., Diameter of holes and shafts 3.00 and 2.95 mm. respectively. Number of different part types 16.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ERKO

Maker
 
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
Germany
Dates
 
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
16
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
7.86
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.0
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.95
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Main parts: 4 Angle Girders with 2 rows of staggered holes at ends of each arm & in centre of 2 longest. Also small Perforated Plate with staggered holes.

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


An Erko instruction leaflet.
(Added 15/06/2020)

A photos of Erko parts.
(Added 15/06/2020)