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Metalcraft(1a) Aero (Metalcraft Lyons)
and
Metalcraft(1b) Train

Metalcraft Aero used specialised parts for making aircraft and airships etc. Metalcraft Train was similar and made railway rolling stock. They were not compatible with other construction systems. They were both made in the USA by the same manufacturer from 1927 to 1940.


Metalcraft(1a) Aero (Metalcraft Lyons)


Manufacturer / Distributor

Metalcraft Corporation, 5101, 15 Penrose Avenue, St Louis, USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALCRAFT [1a] Aero (METALCRAFT LYONS)

Maker
Metalcraft
System Type
Aerospace
Country
USA
Dates
1927 to 1940 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
6-32
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
101 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.9 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
---
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Sets: 2 types of Aero called Spirit of St. Louis; 3 Airship; Hanger; Mooring Mast; Airfield. METALCRAFT LYONS after '29. *1 Also reported 27-35. *2 For Aero only, 69, & Airship only, 32.

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Metalcraft(1a) Train


Manufacturer / Distributor

Metalcraft Corporation, 5101, 15 Penrose Avenue, St Louis, USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALCRAFT [1b] Train

Maker
Metalcraft
System Type
Road vehicles
Country
USA
Dates
circa 1927 to 1940 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
6-32
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
---
No. of Parts in System
49
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.8 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.2 (see comment *3)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.1
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.2
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.4

Comments
Sets with parts to make 12 Goods Wagons, no Loco. *1 1935 also reported. *2 Some larger/smaller eg 1/4", 3/32". *3 Tinplate Flanged Wheels. 3.5 also seen.

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