'Other' Construction and Allied Systems Info & Downloads

Merkur(2) Construction Sets

Merkur(2) was a Meccano-like construction systems. Merkur(2) was made in Germany in around 1948. This system has 13mm hole spacing and should not be confused with the much better known Czech Merkur(1) system.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MERKUR [2]

Maker
 
System Type
MÄRKLIN type and Hole pitch >12.7mm()
Country
Germany
Dates
known in 1948
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
29 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.2
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Possibly pre-WW2. Parts, painted or nickel, generally like MARKLIN but 13mm pitch & smaller holes. *1 in Set 1, there is a Set 2.

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


An early Merkur(2) manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Merkur(2) construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)