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Plasticon Construction Sets

Plasticon was a Meccano-like construction system with a 10mm hole spacing. It was made in East Germany in the mid to late 1980s by VEB Plasticart, the same company that had previously made Burgstädter Metallbaukasten, to which this system was the successor.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for PLASTICON

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.