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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 for HEIKO

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

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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)