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Köster Construction Sets

Köster was a construction set to make mainly railway models. It was made in Germany from around 1948-51.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Road vehicles and Hole pitch <12.7mm()
Country
Germany
Dates
1948 to 1951
Material
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
2.5x.45
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
55
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
6.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
2.8
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.7
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
Strips, Angle Girders, etc, & special Plates to make railway models. *1 In Nr.80 set.

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

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


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


The Köster manual
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

Various photos of the Köster construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)