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Metalin Construction Sets

Metalin appears to be a copy of the Marklin construction system. It is thought to have been sold in Chile in around 1950. Was probably either made under license in Chile or imported from Germany


Manufacturer / Distributor

Either an unknown company in Chile or imported from Marklin, Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALIN

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
Chile (some significant doubt) (see comment *1)
Dates
after 1950
Material
 
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
 
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
*1 An Ebay manual from Chile has METALIN Metallbaukasten on cover, with Spanish model names inside. Cover also shows fair sized set with red & blue parts. Likely to be a copy of MÄRKLIN.

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


A Metalin manual.
The model pages were all single sided on see-through paper similar to tracing paper