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Lynx Construction Sets

Lynx metal construction sets were similar to Meccano. It was made in England from 1947 till sometime in the 1950s

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

System Type
Certain UK
United Kingdom
1945 to 1947
5BA (see comment *1)
Boss Type
push fit
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
9.5 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.5 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
(see comment *4)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Sets 1-4 known 12/45 plus LINX sets. New parts including rubber Wheel, & Pulley(s), Flanged Plate(s), longer Strips. *1or 6BA. *2Strip 3/8", Flanged Plate(s) ½", Brackets various. *3Flanged Plate(s) 3.8. *4Nuts often Nickel plated steel. 6BA: Nuts plain brass 5.0 or Nickel plated steel 6.4; Bolts plain brass or steel dull plated/nickel 5.1m.

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/instructions which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

The instruction manual for Lynx sets.