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Kran Podemnyi Construction Sets

Kran Podemnyi was a Meccano-like construction system with many special parts to make a tower crane. It was made in Russia - probably in the 1960s and 1970s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Russia

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KRAN PODËMNYI  (КРАН ПОД)

System Type
Non-Meccano type
1970s (some significant doubt) to 1980s (some significant doubt)
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
25 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5 (see comment *2)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.8(see comment *4)

ПОДЪЁМНЫЙ . See also KONSTRUKTOR-MEKHANIK [1]. Special Braced Girders, some tapering, & other special parts, including castings (zinc?), for Crane shown. *1 Mod.1. *2 On long Bolt. *3*4 Some long Bolts hex nut and slotted cheesehead bolt 6.7.

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Kran Podemnyi model sheets
(Added 09/12/2018)

Various photos of the Kran Podemnyi construction system
(Added 09/12/2018)