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Plano

Plano was a construction system very like Meccano except that the hole spacing was 13mm. It was made in India from around 1961 to 1990.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Rai Toys Industries, Sitaram Bazar, Delhi-6, India


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for PLANO

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
India
Dates
circa 1961 to 1990
Material
Steel
Thread
1/8W
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
1/8W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
38
No. of Parts in System
99
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.8 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2 (see comment *3)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.2 (see comment *4)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *5)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.3(mean)
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.0(mean)

Comments
MECCANO look but different hole pitch & diameter. Strip widths seen: 11.5, & 13.8mm! *1 Some down to 12.8. *2 3.65-3.95. Also 4.2 in some 'better' parts. *3 Some 4.3. *4 3.6 in another Set. *5 hex nut and slotted cheesehead bolt in manuals.

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