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Leichtmetall-Konstruktions-Baukasten Construction Sets

Leichtmetall-Konstruktions-Baukasten was basically a copy of Märklin, but made of aluminium. It was made in the former East Germany in the late 1940s and possibly into the early 1950s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Sachsenverlag Chemnitz, Brückenstr, East Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for LEICHTMETALL-KONSTRUKTIONS-BAUKASTEN

Maker
 
System Type
MÄRKLIN type
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1947 to 1949 (see comment *1)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
13 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
41
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.9
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Grey metallic finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.0(see comment *3)
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.0

Comments
Basically a copy of MÄRKLIN made of aluminium, but with a hole pitch of 13mm. *1 From Print Refs, to 1952 possible. *2 Mod 2 Gear Rings. *3 Also plain aluminium Nuts.

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


A Leichtmetall-Konstruktions-Baukasten instruction manual.
(Added 11/03/2021)

Photos of a Leichtmetall-Konstruktions-Baukasten set.
(Added 11/03/2021)