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Metall-Baukasten(1) Construction Sets

Metall-Baukasten(1) was a Meccano-like construction system. It is thought to have been made in East Germany in the 1970s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1970 to 1979
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
13 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
69
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.8
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
(see comment *2)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.9

Comments
Name Not always hyphenated. Lid has large tracked Tractor beside logs with fir trees behind. Sets very similar to SCHEFFLERS. Came between SCHEFFLERS & BURGSTÄDTER. *1 Mod 2 & also gear-like Sprocket. *2 Nut black metallic steel.

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


A Metall-Baukasten(1) manual.

Another Metall-Baukasten(1) manual.