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Plasticon Construction Sets

Plasticon was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in East Germany in the mid to late 1980s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
mid 1980s (some significant doubt) to circa 1987
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
25 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
71
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0 (see comment *2)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese with slight taper &/or rounding (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.9

Comments
Made by the same firm as BURGSTÄDTER & parts though smaller, have similar look. *1 Mod 1. *2 4.1 in some sets. *3 Nuts also dull plated steel.

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 which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A combined Plasticon manual for sets GB1, GB2, EMB3, EMB4.

A Plasticon manual for set GB1.

A Plasticon manual for set GB2.