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Ferrox Metallbaukasten Construction Sets

Ferrox Metallbaukasten was a Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in Germany from around 1940 to 1950

Manufacturer / Distributor

Reinhard Drösler, Bamberg, Obere Königstrasse 35, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for FERROX

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
late 1940s to early 1950s
Steel (see comment *1)
Boss Type
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)
(Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Large (like MÄRKLIN)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Parts include 14 holes Strip, Plates, Discs. Strips have 45° corners. 3 phases of packaging with more parts in Ph.3, & painted. *1 A few parts may be aluminium.

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

An Ferrox manual for sets 1 and 2 (in German)
(Added 14/11/2018)

An Ferrox manual for sets 1 and 2 (in English)
(Added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Ferrox construction system
(Added 14/11/2018)