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Stato-Bau Construction Sets

Stato-Bau was a simple construction system. The parts had alternate round and elongated holes. It was made in Germany from after World War Two to the early 1950s

Manufacturer / Distributor

H.-G. Schoneberg - Factory: techn Spielwaren, Dunne-Bunde, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for STATO-BAU

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
after World War Two to before 1953
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
21 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
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: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Lid & manual cover has METALLBAUKASTEN in large & STATO-BAU in very small letters. Slots & holes in parts. 1 shallow, unperforated flange on very long Curved, & Angle Girders; 2 on U-Girders. *1 Mod.1.2, needs confirming.

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 Stato-Bau manual for sets 47-48
(Added 09/12/2018)

A slightly different Stato-Bau manual for sets 47-48
Added 14/01/20

Various photos of the Stato-Bau construction system
(Added 09/12/2018)

Photos of the remains of a Stato-Bau set 47
(Added 12/03/2021)