'Other' Constructional and Allied Systems Info & Downloads
Other Systems Newsletter
by Tony Knowles
From 1989 till the last issue (54) in 2020, Tony Knowles produced his 'Other System Newsletter' (OSN). This made available a vast amount of information on these 'Other Systems'. Unfortunately, Tony died in early 2022, which is a great loss to the enthusiasts of the 'Other Constructional Systems. However, with the permission of his family, I am now pleased to be able to include all the issues of his Newsletter on this website.
The illustrations in issues 1 to 27 were all in black and white. However Tony made colour versions of many of the images available via his website, so that recipients of his Newsletter could print them out and stick in them over the original black and white images. I have now digitally pasted these images into scans of these issues and all the Newsletters available for download on this website have these additional colour images in them. For those people who have not previously downloaded the colour images and wish to get them, in order to stick them into their existing Newsletters, they are available to be selected and printed out at the bottom of this page. Issues 28 to 54 were printed on a colour printer and/or distributed as PDF files and so came with colour illustrations.
Newcomers to 'Other Systems' may also be interested in this Brief History of Other Systems, 1888 to 1918 which was written by Tony.
If you want to look for an article on a particular system, then an index to the newsletter can be found here .
A downloadable version of the index in PDF format is also available here.
These Newsletters can be viewed online below with no need to download it to your computer etc. first. Just click on the appropriate image below. There is an option to go into full screen mode. You also have the option to download them to your computer in PDF format.
Some older browsers cannot display the document in the page. For those people the Newsletter can also be downloaded in PDF format below.
Colour Images for Issues 2 to 27
Click to see and then print out the illustrations from:
OSN 2 / OSN 3 / OSN 4-5 / OSN 6-8 / OSN 9-10 / OSN 11 / OSN 12 / OSN 13 / OSN 14 / OSN 15 (including a MEKSTRUCT Lorry from OSN 14) / OSN 16 / OSN 17-19 / OSN 20 / OSN 21 / OSN 22 / OSN 23 / OSN 24 / OSN 25 / OSN 26 / OSN 27.