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Maly Inzynier Construction Sets
and
Little Engineer(1) Construction Sets

Maly Inzynier was a construction system very similar to Meccano. It was made in Poland - probably in the late 1950s.

It was exported under the English name 'Little Engineer'.


Maly Inzynier


Manufacturer / Distributor

Spoldzielnia Pracy "Tworczosc" Ulica Katedralna, Poland


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MALY INZYNIER

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Poland
Dates
known in 1959 to in production in 1970 and continuing (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
33
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2 (mean)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.3
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.1(mean)

Comments
Parts very like MECCANO. Sets may have nickeled or painted parts. This system exported as LITTLE ENGINEER. *1 12.5 in some parts. *2 Double V scewdriver slot in head.

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/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Maly Inzynier manual
(Added 09/12/2018)

Various photos of the Maly Inzynier construction system
(Added 09/12/2018)

More photos of a Maly Inzynier set from 1972. The box measures 35*32cm
(Added 20/09/2020)

Little Engineer(1)


Manufacturer / Distributor

Exported to other countries by:
Coopexium-Warzawa (Communist Polish Import Agency of Warsaw)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for LITTLE ENGINEER [1]

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Poland
Dates
1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
 
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
24
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
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)
 

Comments
English name used for exported MALY INZYNIER. The basic parts in illustrations look just like MECCANO. Note 5x11h Flanged Plate with 4 flanges & 2 'saw' slots.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. of Little Engineer(1) available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.