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Imperial War Museum Construction Sets

The Imperial War Museum sold some metal construction sets. 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 calssified as Polylong(1) type sets.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for POLYLONG [1]

Maker
 
System Type
as CONSTRUCTION
Country
China
Dates
2003 to in production in 2018 and continuing
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
push fit
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
25 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
50 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: pan (crosshead)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Bright Zinc plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.5(see comment *3)

Comments
Various Sets (see separate list) from Polylong & other makers. Most parts as CONSTRUCTION [1] but some others. *1 Mod.1 & finer for Motor/Gear Unit.. *2 Square holes in some RCEE sets, see TRONICO [a]. *3 6.1 & 7.4 also reported.

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


The IWM instruction leaflet for the light cruiser, HMS Belfast.

Photos of the IWM set - HMS Belfast (From the internet).
(Added 02/07/2020)

Photo of the IWM set - Harrier Jump Jet (From the internet).
(Added 02/07/2020)

Photos of the IWM set - Hawker Hurricane (From the internet)
(Added 02/07/2020)

Photos of the IWM set - Willys MB Jeep (From the internet)
(Added 02/07/2020)

The instruction manuals for the IWM set - Lancaster Bomber
(Added 02/07/2020)

Photos of the IWM set - Lancaster Bomber
(Added 02/07/2020)

Photos of the IWM set - Sherman Tank (From the internet)
(Added 02/07/2020)

Photo of the IWM set - Supermarine Spitfire (From the internet)
(Added 02/07/2020)

The instruction manuals for the IWM set - Tornado Combat Jet
(Added 02/07/2020)

Photos of the IWM set - Tornado Combat Jet
(Added 02/07/2020)

The instruction manuals for the IWM set - Vulcan Bomber
(Added 02/07/2020)

Photos of the IWM set - Vulcan Bomber
(Added 02/07/2020)