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Gescha Construction Sets

Gescha was a simple constructional system, similar to Trix but with fewer holes in the parts. They also made a very detailed model of a car engine and gearbox. It was produced in Germany from around 1959 to 1967.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for GESCHA

Maker
 
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
Germany
Dates
1959 to 1967
Material
Steel / Plastic
Thread
M3
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
---
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
13
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.3
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3 (see comment *1)
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)
5.4
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.3

Comments
The Set 1 seen has a boy & very large Crane on the blue lid. aluminium simple system with TRIX pattern holes but fewer of them in V pattern. Plastic 'Washers' push-fit onto *1 wooden Rods.

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


A Gescha model leaflet
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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

A Gescha manual for the car engine
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Gescha car engine
(Scans from Urs Flammer)