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Rhocano

Rhocano was a construction system very like Meccano. It was made in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in around the mid 1970s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

R.E.S.C.U. Sheltered Employment, 21 Salisbury Street, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for RHOCANO

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Rhodesia
Dates
known in circa 1975
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
26 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.9
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.4
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.7

Comments
Parts similar to MECCANO but fully perforated M188; 4 holes M24; 5 holes M126,a; etc. *1 In (only known) Set 101.

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