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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


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
late 1940s to early 1950s
Material
Steel (see comment *1)
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
31
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1
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)
 

Comments
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.

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)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

An Ferrox manual for sets 1 and 2 (in English)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Ferrox construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)