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Heiko Construction Sets

Heiko was a Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in Germany in the late 1940s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
1949
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
not tapped (some significant doubt)
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
33
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *1)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.6
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.6

Comments
Grey looking parts, often with even number of holes, including 6x6h Flanged Plate. 3 & 5 holes diameter Discs. Fire Engine on manual cover. *1 Nut plain brass; or plain aluminium, 7mm Across flats.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


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


Heiko model leaflets/manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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