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Mowe (Moewe) Construction Sets

Mowe (or Moewe) was a Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in Germany from around 1946 to 1950

Manufacturer / Distributor

Möninghoff amp; Weiss, British Zone, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MÖWE (or MOEWE)

System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
circa 1946 to circa 1950
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
15 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
55 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0 (mean)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
M4 (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.7(see comment *4)

Made British Zone post WW2. Parts include 2,3,5,7,8,11,12,19,20 holes Strips, 5x11 or 12 holes Base Plate, flat Sector Plate. Others with STABIL look, including Gears. *1 Mod.1.75. *2 plus a few changes to the parts. *3 4.2-4.4. *4 & 7.0.

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

A manual for Mowe sets 1 and 2
(Added 14/11/2018)

A manual for Moewe sets 1 and 2
(Added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Mowe (Moewe) construction system
(Added 14/11/2018)