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L'Ingenieur Français Construction Sets

L'Ingenieur Français was identical to Meccano X Series. It was made by Meccano (France) Ltd from 1932 to around the Second World War. It would not have been sold in Meccano dealers, but in ordinary toy shops and stores in France

Manufacturer / Distributor

Meccano-France, Paris, France

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for L'INGÉNIEUR FRANÇAIS

System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
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)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

From the sets & manual pages seen appears to be identical to BRITISH MODEL BUILDER.

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.

A L'Ingenieur Français set 1 instruction leaflet, print ref 7/632/85(1P)

A L'Ingenieur Français set 1 instruction leaflet, print ref 7/632/85(1P) with a sticker for war time use dated 10/7/1943. It appears as though surplus L'Ingenieur Français instruction leaflets were being used up in Meccano X Series sets. Note that only the front page is displayed here as the rest of the leaflet is the same as the previous instruction leaflet.

Some photos of a L'Ingenieur Français set