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Globus Der Kleine Ingenieur Construction Sets

Globus Der Kleine Ingenieur was a Meccano-like construction system very similar to Merkur. The set 6 also contained railway track and some railway bogies to enable railway locos and rolling stock to be built. It was produced in Austria from around 1947 to the 1950s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Possibly Gebr. Fleischmann, Nürnburg, Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for GLOBUS, Der Kleine Ingenieur

Maker
 
System Type
MERKUR type
Country
Austria
Dates
circa 1947 to 1950s
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
38
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.3
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.1
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.6

Comments
Many parts as MERKUR in manual but some differ, eg 65mm Pulley (face holes include 4x 6mm), 8 holes Bush Wheel. NB also hole size, dull grey or possibly black finish. *1 9.9 some parts. *2*3 & Bolts: steel dull plated steel.

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


A Globus manual
(Added 28/06/2019)

A Globus manual for set 6
(Added 07/03/2021)

A Globus set 6, with railway components
(Added 07/03/2021)

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