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Miniator Construction Sets

Miniator was a Meccano-like construction systems. It is essentially a scaled-down version of MERCATOR [1]. It is not certain, but it was probably made in Belgium either during or immediately after World War Two


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
Mercator
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Belgium
Dates
1950 (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
3x.6
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
3x.6
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
51 (probably)
No. of Parts in System
101
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
8.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.1 (see comment *1)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.0 (see comment *2)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.0

Comments
Essentially a scaled-down version of MERCATOR [1] with thin Strips & neat bosses. *1 3.2 also reported. *2 Brass.*3 Steel N&B also listed.

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

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


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


A Miniator manual for set 12
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Miniator construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)