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Motec Construction Sets

Motec was a Meccano-like system similar to Märklin. It was made in Germany, from the 1930s to the early 1950s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Eberhard Passler, Dresden, Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MOTEC

Maker
 
System Type
MÄRKLIN type
Country
Germany
Dates
circa 1930 (some significant doubt) to early 1950s
Material
Aluminium (Alloy) / Steel (see comment *1)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
51 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
48
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.5
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Aluminium (Alloy) with a Aluminium (Alloy) finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.2(see comment *4)
Bolt diameter (mm)
7(see comment *5)

Comments
Unusual parts: Gearbox Housing, Rubber Coupling; Motor with separate Mounting Plate & Reversing Switch. *1 Some sets all aluminium. *2 Mod .5. *3*4*5 Various including Bolt 8 M-head; Nut black metallic steel 7.9; Bolt dull plated steel 7 R-head.

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Photos of a Motec set and parts.
(Added 17/07/2021)