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Pionier Construction Sets

Pionier was a Meccano-like construction system with some Märklin type parts. It was made in East Germany from 1955 probably to the early 1960s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
MÄRKLIN type
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1955 to known in 1960
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
15 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
43
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Black metallic finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.0

Comments
Pale green & black parts. Unusual parts are Windmill Sail with alternate 1 & 2 crosswise slots at ¼" pitch; & a flat S Hook. *1 Approx DP of MÄRKLIN type Gear Rings. *2 12.75 in parts seen.

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


A Pionier manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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