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Metall Baukasten mit Batterie-Motor Construction Sets

Metall Baukasten mit Batterie-Motor was a Meccano-like construction systems. It was made in East Germany from 1958 to the early 1960s

Manufacturer / Distributor

VEB Energieversorgung Dresden, Gaszahlerwerkstatt / VEB Landesdruckerei Sachsen, Zentrale Lehwerkstatt 6340, East Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALL BAUKASTEN mit Batterie-Motor (Ref:MMB)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Former East Germany
1958 to early 1960s (see comment *1)
Boss Type
not tapped
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
25 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.6 (see comment *3)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1 (see comment *4)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Heavy black parts, later some red/green. Some like simplified MÄRKLIN, but different Gears, Railings. *1 70+ also suggested. *2 Mod.1. *3 12.63 mean but 12.4 in some 11 holes Strips. *4 12.8 also reported. *5 eyelets 4.3.

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A Metall Baukasten mit Batterie-Motor manual
(Added 10/12/2018)

Another Metall Baukasten mit Batterie-Motor manual
(Added 11/03/2021)

Photos of a Metall Baukasten mit Batterie-Motor set
(Added 11/03/2021)