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Weyco
and
Proto

Weyco/Proto was a professional/industrial system for the demonstration and development of gearboxes and other mechanisms. It was made in the UK from circa 1960 to 2005. It was originally called Weyco and then in the early to mid 1960s its name was changed to Proto.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Weco (Sales) Ltd., 18-20 Dames Road, London E7


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for WEYCO

Maker
 
System Type
Professional type and Mainly Rods/Tubes()
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
circa 1960
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
double-tapped (probably)
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
36
No. of Parts in System
50 (more than)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
 
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
First name of PROTO, changed soon after launch.

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Manufacturer / Distributor

Model and Prototype Systems Ltd., 205 Kings Road, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for PROTO

Maker
 
System Type
Professional type
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
circa 1960 to 2005
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
double-tapped (see comment *1)
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
36 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
103
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
14.0 (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
6.0 (see comment *3)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
6.0 (see comment *4)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *5)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.3(see comment *6)
Bolt diameter (mm)
4.8(see comment *7)

Comments
Basic structural parts are Angle Girder with long slots in both flanges, & 4mm Rods. *1 Often at 120°. *2 Mod .7. *3*4 & 4mm. *5 Much later bright zinc plated steel with slotted pan head, black metallic steel with cheese crosshead. *6 5.4 later. *7 5.5 for Bolts longer than 6mm.

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Below there are manuals/leafets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The Proto manual.
(Added 05/03/2021)

Photos of an unused Proto set.
(Added 05/03/2021)