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Mex(2) Construction Sets

The Mex(2) construction system appears to be Baufix, but repackaged for the UK market. The strips etc. had alternate slots to the edge and holes. This UK system was sold in the 1930s. Many of the models in the instruction leaflet below use the same artwork as on the Baufix instruction leaflet elsewhere on this website. At the moment the UK importer/distributor is unknown, although it is likely to be the same as for Mex(1).


Manufacturer / Distributor

Saalheimer & Strauss, Nürnburg, Germany (the manufacturer of Baufix).
UK importer/distributor unknown but likely to be same as Mex(1) (W.H. Cornelius 23 Paper Street, London, EC1, UK)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MEX [2]

Maker
 
System Type
BAUFIX type
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1930s
Material
Steel
Thread
3.5x32
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
11 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.7(See comments *3)
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: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.5

Comments
Parts & models as BAUFIX & similar lid with Monoplane. *1 In '72 Pieces' set seen. *2 10/11 in large/small Disc holes. *3 Typical. small Disc holes 2.4.

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


A Mex(2) model leaflet.
(Added 28/06/2019)