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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

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

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.

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/leafets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

A manual for Mowe sets 1 and 2
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A manual for Moewe sets 1 and 2
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Mowe (Moewe) construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)