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Manufax Construction Sets

Manufax was a do-it-yourself construction system in which you cut strips and girders to size and joined them by special clips. It was made in the UK from around 1931 to 1947.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MANUFAX

Maker
 
System Type
DIY type
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1931 to known in 1947
Material
Steel
Thread
----
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
76 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
---
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
---
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
--- (see comment *1)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (see comment *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
Laminated Strips & various section Girders, with no holes, to be cut to length & joined by tinplate Clips with lugs wrapped over using Pliers. Range of railway accessories. *1*2 In Bogey.

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 various manuals/leafets which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The Manufax book of models. It refers out to design sheets for each model
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

The wartime Manufax book of models. It refers out to design sheets for each model
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Manufax Handbook of Instructions

The Manufax booklet of General Instructions
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

The Manufax booklet using the special clip for joining parts
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

The Manufax leaflet listing the various strips and girders available
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

A Manufax price list
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

A Manufax price list
(Scans from Urs-Flammer)

A Manufax set contents list

The Manufax design sheet 1 (The following design sheet was on the rear of this sheet)

The Manufax design sheet 3R (The previous design sheet was on the rear of this sheet)

The Canadian patent for Manufax
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The French patent for Manufax
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The German patent for Manufax
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The UK patent for Manufax
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The USA patent for Manufax
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Irish patent for Manufax
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Manufax construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)