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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

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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)