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Metall Bau Kasten(7)(HO) Construction Sets

Metall Bau Kasten(7)(HO) was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was thought to be produced in East Germany.

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from East Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALL BAU KASTEN [7] (H O)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Former East Germany (some significant doubt)
in production in World War Two and continuing (some significant doubt)
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
11 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
(Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Large (like MÄRKLIN)
Bolt diameter (mm)

The lid has a Crane above a barge's deck. The Crane's load is a diamond shaped 'HO' logo (or is it 'H0'?). Name is 3 words at top right. aluminium simple system with silvery looking parts, Strips up to 8 holes long & a Wheel Disc.

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

A model sheet for Metall Bau Kasten(7)(HO) sets
(Added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Metall Bau Kasten(7)(HO) construction system
(Added 14/11/2018)