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Lionel Construction Sets

Lionel was an unusual construction system. It used square tubes joined by various brackets using rivets and rubber grommets. It was produced in the USA in around 1947 to 1949


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for LIONEL

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
USA
Dates
1947 to 1949
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
----
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
4-40
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
56
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.3
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.2
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
Square Tubes, Plates, etc joined by 1/8x1/2" Rivets (6.3mm round head) & rubber Grommets. LIONEL moulded into Tyres. *1 .4" in Flanged Plate.

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 manual for Lionel sets 232, 343 and 454
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Lionel manual. Unfortunately pages 1-4 and 61-64 are missing

A chart showing the Lionel construction system parts and how joints were made
(Scans from Urs Flammer)