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Olympia Construction Sets

Olympia was a Meccano-like construction system with tiny nickelled parts. It was produced in East Germany from around 1949 to 1955


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1949 to 1955
Material
Steel
Thread
M2
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M2
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
36
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
7.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
2.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
2.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *1)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.5
Bolt diameter (mm)
3.8

Comments
Tiny nickeled parts with aluminium Wheels. *1 Nuts aluminium.

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


A manual for Olympia sets 0 to 3
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A manual for Olympia set 1
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The set contents for Olympia set 2
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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