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Konstruktion Construction Sets

Konstruktion was a Meccano-like construction system. It was the forerunner of Construction/Eitech. It was made in East Germany from 1956 to the mid 1960s


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KONSTRUKTION

Maker
 
System Type
as CONSTRUCTION
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1956 (see comment *1) to known in 1966
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
81
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.9(mean)

Comments
Forerunner of CONSTRUCTION [1]. KONSTRUKTION moulded into large Tyres. 3 phases, the last very similar to CONSTRUCTION. *1 Dates need verifying.

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 which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

Phase 1a


A very early Konstruktion manual for set 03.

A slightly later Konstruktion manual for set 03.

Phase 1b - Some perforated plates changed together with some renumbering


A Konstruktion manual for set 01.

Phase 2a - Many extra parts added


A Konstruktion manual for sets 01 to 03 in German.

A Konstruktion manual for sets 01 to 03 in three languages.

A Konstruktion manual for set 02.

Phase 2b - Some models now show slotted strips and girders, but no change to the illustrated parts page


A Konstruktion manual for sets 01 to 03 in four languages.

A Konstruktion manual for the Gears Set.

Phase 3 - A significant change in the parts together with a renumbering


A Konstruktion manual for set 02 in four languages.