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Fantasie 'R' Construction Sets

Fantasie 'R' was an interesting construction set using tubes with special connectors. It was made in Germany from around 1932 till ??

Manufacturer / Distributor

Gebr. Fleischmann, Nürnburg, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for FANTASIE 'R'

System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
1932 to 1935
Steel / rubber (probably)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Tubes joined by pairs of short, semicircular section Rubber Strips inserted into the ends of the Tubes. Tubes also used as axles. Also said to have been sold as ROBA & ROHR-BAU.

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

The Fantasie 'R' manual
(Added 18/10/2018)

The Fantasie 'R' patent
(Added 01/05/2022)