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Märklin Minex Construction Sets

Märklin Minex construction set parts were basically half size Märklin Metall parts. They were made in Germany from 1939 until around 1945

Manufacturer / Distributor

Märklin Bros, Goppingen, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MÄRKLIN MINEX

System Type
MÄRKLIN type and Hole pitch <12.7mm()
1939 to circa 1945
Aluminium (Alloy) / Steel
6BA (see comment *1)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
6BA (see comment *2)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
39 (see comment *3)
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.8 (probably)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Alloy Strips, Angle Girders, Flexible Plates; steel Flanged Plates, Brackets. MÄRKLIN on Large Tyres. *1*2 or German equivalent perhaps. *3 Mod .65.

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Below there are manuals/instructions which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

The Minex-Märklin instruction manual Nr.070 for Minex set 01. - Dated June 1939
(Better scan 27/11/2019)

A Märklin note that came out of a Minex set
(Added 18/10/2018)

The Minex-Märklin instruction manual Nr.071a for Minex set 03. Version 1 with 112 pages plus covers - Dated June 1939.
(Added 27/11/2019)

The Minex-Märklin instruction manual Nr.071a for Minex set 03. Version 2 with only 94 pages plus covers - Also dated June 1939.
(Added 27/11/2019)

A Märklin Metall catalogue dated October 1940. Includes Marklin Minex. Ref BP.40.D.
(Added 06/08/21)