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MKA(2) Construction Sets

MKA(2) is a Meccano-like system, similar to the later MKA(1), but without the Trix-like parts. Set have 'Der Kleine Praktikant' on the lids and manuals. It was made in Germany, in the late 1940s and preceded MKA(1).

Manufacturer / Distributor

Probably: VEB(K) Metall Work, de Medl Platz, Cottsburg, Strasbourg, GDR (East Germany)
(The same as MKA(1))

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for M K A [2] (Ref:MYA2)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Former East Germany
known in 1949 (see comment *1)
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
31 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.5 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1 (mean)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: hexagonal (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
(see comment *4)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Also has name Der Kleine Praktikant on lid. Similar to MKA[1] but no 'TRIX' parts, & poorer quality. *1 Almost certainly before MKA[1]. *2 In set seen. *3 Down to 4.3 in a few parts. *4 Nuts plain steel.

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A MKA(2) set 2 manual.
(Added 11/03/2021)

Photos of a MKA(2) set 1a.
(Added 11/03/2021)

Photos of a MKA(2) set 2a.
(Added 11/03/2021)