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Konstruktor(10)/Konstruktor(12)/Konstruktor(21)

and other similar systems

There are a number of systems which are all very similar to each other and for simplicity's sake, I am putting them all together on one page. They are all metric and appear to use more or less the same parts. All the systems are made from aluminium except Vyaznikovsky (Вязниковским) which is nickel plated steel. The majority of the models are all either identical or very similar. I suspect that this type of system was used extensively in schools in the USSR. The various companies made these sets at various periods between at least the late 1950s and the early 1990s.

These systems are :-
1. Konstruktor(10) (made by an unknown Moscow company)
2. Konstruktor(12) (made by an unknown company)
3. Konstruktor(21) (made by Chelyabinsk plant Pribor (Челябинский завод "Прибор") - (Note that this company also produced copies of Meccano sets - See Konstruktor(6)
4. Sets from Omsk plant ETZ - Karl Marx (Омского з-да ЭТЗ им. Карла Маркса)
5. Sets from Ulyanovsk plant "Auto parts" (Ульяновский з-д “Автозапчасть”)
6. Sets from Vyaznikovsky association Tekmashdetal, Vyazniki (Вязниковским объединением «Текмашдеталь», Вязники)
7. Sets from another unknown company - sets called Asterisk (Звездочка)

Similarities

1. Part numbering - Konstruktor(10), (12), (21) and the Omsk sets share the same part numbering system. The others are all different.
2. Models - The models in common in Konstruktor(10), (21), Ulyanovsk and Omsk sets look to be identical. The other systems also had many very similar models to these but with small differences and also between each other.
3. Manual covers of the 1978 Ulyanovsk set 1 and the Konstruktor[10] set 3 are very similar.


Konstruktor(10)

By an unknown Moscow company


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KONSTRUKTOR [10]

Maker
 
System Type
as CONSTRUCTION
Country
Russia
Dates
1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
Metal
Thread
M4
Boss Type
not tapped
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
58
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4
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: fillister (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Parts appear to be very like early KONSTRUCTION, including 'turned' Pulleys, but no Angle Girders.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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A Konstruktor(10) set 2 manual from 1962.

Photos of a Konstruktor(10) set from about 1962.

A Konstruktor(10) set 3 manual.

Photos of a Konstruktor(10) set 3.

More photos of a Konstruktor(10) set 3.

Konstruktor(12)

By an unknown company


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KONSTRUKTOR [12]

Maker
 
System Type
as CONSTRUCTION
Country
Russia
Dates
known in 1988
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
45
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4
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
Many parts & part no's like early KONSTRUKTION, but aluminium.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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A Konstruktor(12) set 2 manual from 1983.

Photos of a Konstruktor(12) set 2 from about 1983.

A Konstruktor(12) set 3 manual from the 1984.

Konstruktor(21)

Chelyabinsk plant Pribor (Челябинский завод "Прибор")


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KONSTRUKTOR [21]

Maker
 
System Type
as CONSTRUCTION
Country
Russia
Dates
 
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
48
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2
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 Iridescent finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.6

Comments
Most parts like CONSTRUCTION [1]. Only set known has 2A & KONSTRUKTOR [6] logo on lid & manual cover. Expanded foam case has green label with small Ship on very wavy sea.

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


A Konstruktor(21) set 2a manual from 1986.

Photos of a Konstruktor(21) set 2a from about 1986.

A Konstruktor(21) set 3a manual from 1988.

Photos of a Konstruktor(21) set 3a from about 1986.

Sets from Omsk plant ETZ - Karl Marx (Омского з-да ЭТЗ им. Карла Маркса)

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


An Omsk set 2 manual from 1974.

Photos of an Omsk set 2 from about 1974.

An Omsk set 3 manual from 1976.

Photos of an Omsk set 3 from about 1976.

Sets from Ulyanovsk plant "Auto parts" (Ульяновский з-д “Автозапчасть”)

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An Ulyanovsk set 2 manual.

Sets from Vyaznikovsky Association Tekmashdetal, Vyazniki (Вязниковским объединением «Текмашдеталь», Вязники)

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


An Vyaznikovsky set 1 manual from 1978.

An Vyaznikovsky set 1 manual from 1990.

Photos of an Vyaznikovsky set 1 from about 1991.

An Vyaznikovsky set 2 manual from 1990.

Photos of an Vyaznikovsky set 1 from about 1990.

Sets from another unknown company - sets called Asterisk (Звездочка)

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


An Asterisk set 1 manual from 1990.

Photos of an Asterisk set 1.