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Meteor Construction Sets

Meteor was basically a scaled down Märklin system. It was produced in Austria from around 1946 to 1968.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METEOR

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Austria
Dates
1946 to 1968
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
60
No. of Parts in System
150
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
8.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.5
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.4
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.4
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.5

Comments
Parts are basically scaled down MÄRKLIN; models in manuals were initially as 1930s MÄRKLIN but changed later for at least the small sets.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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


A manual for Meteor sets 1 and 2

A manual for Meteor sets 3 and 4

A manual for Meteor sets 1-3
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The 1950 manual for Meteor sets 101 - Autobau
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The 1950 manual for Meteor set 401 - Electro-Versuchsbaukasten
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The 1960 manual 270 for Meteor sets 00 and 0
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The 1960 manual 271 for Meteor sets 1 and 2
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

An illustrated parts price list for Meteor construction sets
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

An advertising leaflet for Meteor construction sets
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Meteor construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)