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FAC + toy KONSTRUKTIONER Construction Sets

FAC is a professional system used by industry for prototyping. In the very early days (early 1950s) FAC produced the KONSTRUKTIONER toy construction system. FAC was made in Sweden from 1952 to the present day.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Professional type and Mainly Rods/Tubes()
Country
Sweden
Dates
1952 to in production in 2009 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
M3; M4 (see comment *2)
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
36
No. of Parts in System
225 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
14.0 (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
6.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
6.0 (see comment *4)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Black metallic finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.9(see comment *5)
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.3(mean)

Comments
*1 Not in 80c-98c. *2 Lead Screw M6. *3 3.2 wide slots in Strips with 4.1 centre hole. Other holes 3.0-3.2mm. *4 Also:4.0 Axles & structural Rods. *5 M4: 8mm, for Threaded Rods.

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

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


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


A FAC KONSTRUKTIONER manual for set 0 from 1954
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC KONSTRUKTIONER manual for set 1 from 1953
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC KONSTRUKTIONER manual for set 2 from 1952
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC catalogue from 1975 in four languages
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC Construction Methods manual from 1975 in English
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC set contents booklet from 1963 in four languages
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC set contents booklet from 1964 in four languages
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC booklet giving dimensions of all the parts from 1960 (in English)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC Handbook from 1955 (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC Manual from 1958 in English
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC Manual from 1960 in English
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Another slightly later FAC Manual from 1960 in English
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC Parts List from 1957 in English
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A FAC Parts List from 1953 in Swedish
(Scans from Pepe)

A FAC brochure from 1955 published by Weyco in English
(Scans from Pepe)

A FAC handbook from 1955 in English
(Scans from Pepe)

A FAC brochure from 1956 in English
(Scans from Pepe)

A FAC parts list from 1957 in Swedish
(Scans from Pepe)

A FAC parts list from 1961 in six languages
(Scans from Pepe)

A leaflet 'Fact about FAC No.2' from 1958 in English
(Scans from Pepe)

A leaflet 'FAC News No.2' from 1958 in English
(Scans from Pepe)