'Other' Constructional and Allied Systems Info & Downloads
Imperial War Museum Construction Sets
The Imperial War Museum (IWM) sold some metal construction sets under their own name. An interesting thing is that these sets combine both Meccano and Eitech compatable parts. i.e. Both Imperial and Metric parts. These construction sets can be classified as Polylong(1a) type sets.
From the style of the box and packaging, these are almost certainly made by the same Chinese company that makes the Haynes/Demand Media/Coach House sets. Interestingly the IWM model of a Hawker Hurricane, the Haynes model of a Spitfire and the AtoZ model of a Spitfire all appear to be the same model.
Manufacturer / Distributor
Imported from China by (Smart Fox) Koch Media, Reading, UK
Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for POLYLONG [1a] (Ref:PLY1a)
2004 to in production in 2022 and continuing
25 (see comment *1)
4.2 (see comment *2)
Bolts: pan (crosshead)
Steel with a Bright Zinc plated finish
6.5(see comment *3)
Various Sets (see separate list) from one or more unknown Chinese makers. Most parts as Eitech/Construction but some others. *1 Mod.1 & finer for Motor/Gear Unit.. *2 Square holes in some RCEE sets. *3 6.1 & 7.4 also reported.
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