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Rivarossi Construction Sets

Rivarossi was half size Meccano-like system. It was made in Italy in the late 1940s

Manufacturer / Distributor

Rivarossi - Officine miniature Elettroferroviarie - Soc.Acc. A. Riva A. Rossi & C. - Albese con Cassano (Comoo), Italy

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for RIVAROSSI (Ref:RIV)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
1946 to 1948
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
75 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Red boxes with name on end of lid apron. Some parts similar to MINEX, some Wheels Bakelite. The 2 manual models seen are identical to MINEX. No details of 30 of the parts including Gears & a Motor.

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Photos of the Rivarossi system.