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KW Metallbaukasten Construction Sets

KW Metallbaukasten was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in East Germany in around 1947 to 1948


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany (see comment *1)
Dates
1947 to known in 1948
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
19
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.5
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.2 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Small range of plain steel parts including 3-15h Strips, 5x11h Perforated Plate, & 11 holes Angle Girder with all round holes. *1 possibly Former East Germany but unlikely.

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


A manual for KW Metallbaukasten sets
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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