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Merkur(1) Construction Sets

Merkur(1) was a Meccano-like construction systems with 10mm hole spacing. Merkur was made in the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) from 1925 right up to the present day. In additional to the traditional construction sets, they also make a robotic system and an educational system. Their website is http://www.merkurtoys.cz/.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MERKUR [1]

Maker
Merkur
System Type
MERKUR type
Country
Czechoslovkia / Czech Republic
Dates
1925 to in production in 2018 and continuing
Material
Steel
Thread
M3.5
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3;M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
30
No. of Parts in System
119 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.9
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.8
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.7
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *2)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0(see comment *3)

Comments
Replaced INVENTOR. Also sets named Ebert & Wifra MERKUR. *1 including parts in plastic as well as metal, but not special parts added since '99. *2 bright zinc plated steel after late '90s. *3 Earlier plain brass, Bolt Head Diameter 5.6.

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 which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Merkur manual for set 1.1

Another Merkur manual for set 1.1

A Merkur manual for set 3

A Merkur manual for set 3 Big Set

A Merkur manual for set 4

A Merkur manual for set 4 Big Set

A Merkur manual for set 5

A Merkur manual for set 6

A Merkur manual for set M6

A Merkur manual for set 7

A Merkur manual for set 8

A Merkur manual for set 010

Another Merkur manual for set 010

A Merkur manual for set 011

A Merkur manual for set 012

A Merkur manual for set 013

Another Merkur manual for set 013

A Merkur manual for set 015

A Merkur manual for set 016

Another Merkur manual for set 016

A Merkur manual for set 017

A Merkur manual for set 018

Another Merkur manual for set 018

A Merkur manual for set 019

A Merkur manual for set 030 - Cross Express

A slightly different Merkur manual for set 030 - Cross Express

A Merkur manual for set 031

A Merkur manual for set 032

A Merkur manual for Classic set C01

The Merkur Manual for the Maxi-Excavator

A Merkur manual for the Age of the Vikings set

A Merkur manual for the Army set

A Merkur manual for the Farmer set

A Merkur manual for the Fire set

Another Merkur manual for the Fire set

Another Merkur manual for the Flying Wings set

A Merkur manual for the Helikopter set

Another slightly different Merkur manual for the Helikopter set

A Merkur manual for the John Deere set M01

A Merkur manual for the Machinery set

A Merkur manual for the Red Baron set

A Merkur manual for the Safari set

A Merkur manual for the 1970 Elektro set

Photos of the Merkur 1970 Elektro set

A Merkur manual for the Drive sets

A Merkur manual for the E1 Elektro set

A Merkur manual for the E2 Electronic set

A Merkur booklet on the Education sets

A Merkur manual on experiments for the Education sets

A listing of the contents of many Merkur sets

Photos of some of the Merkur Robotic set models

A 2012 Merkur catalogue (in English)

A 2015 Merkur catalogue (in Czech)

A Merkur catalogue (in Polish)

A recent Merkur catalogue (in German)

A 2011 Merkur O Gauge Trains catalogue

A 2013 Merkur O Gauge Trains catalogue

A 2015 Merkur O Gauge Trains catalogue

A 2016 Merkur O Gauge Trains catalogue