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Gnom Construction Sets

Gnom was a simple basic Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in Germany - probably pre Second World War.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Georg Ander had the mark "RiMü"

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for GNOM (Ref:GNM)

System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm (probably)
Steel (probably)
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)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Some sets from Rimü, which traded 1930-50s, others have no logo. Ebay photos show bright Strips, 3*3,7 holes Flanged Plates. Holes small in relation to the hole pitch, which may be c20mm.

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Gnom model leaflets
(Added 14/11/2018)

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