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Palikit Construction Sets

Palikit metal construction sets were similar to Meccano. It was manufactured in England. Dates from the 1950s to around 1964


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Certain UK
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1950s to 1964
Material
Steel / Plastic (see comment *1)
Thread
4BA
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
4BA
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
35
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.9
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.9
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.7
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.8
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.4

Comments
*1 Light red plastic pushfit Pulley, Semi-circular & 3x3h Triangular Plates. *2 Also square Nuts, same Across flats. Early Strips said to have 45° corners (not seen), later rounded. compare with VOGUE, PIONEER.

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/instructions which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The Palikit instruction manual for set 1.

The Palikit instruction manual for set 2.

The Palikit instruction manual for sets 3 and 5.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A French information leaflet from a Palikit set.

A Dutch information leaflet from a Palikit set.

Various photos of the Palikit construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)