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Schwerka Construction Sets

Schwerka was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was made in Germany from 1946-48


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
MÄRKLIN type
Country
Germany
Dates
1946 to 1948 (see comment *1)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy) (see comment *2)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
26 (see comment *3)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Aluminium (Alloy) with a Aluminium (Alloy) finish
(see comment *4)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.3
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Data from a #1 set. Parts include Windmill Sail with 2x6 large holes. *1 Needs confirming. *2 Some steel parts in another #1 set, possibly by a different maker. *3 In #1 set. *4 Bolt plain 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/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Schwerka manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Schwerka construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)