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Steel Tec Construction Sets

Steel Tec metal construction sets were similar to Meccano. They were made in America in the 1990s


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
USA
Dates
1992 to circa 1996
Material
Steel / Plastic (see comment *1)
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
5/32W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
40
No. of Parts in System
80 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: dome (crosshead)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Bright Zinc plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.4
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.5

Comments
Most metal parts as MECCANO, or variations, & stamped REMCO or STEEL TEC. *1 Many plastic, some metal, & special parts in some sets. *2 In the 6 sets in '92, many more later.

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/instructions which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Steel Tec instruction manual for the Harvey Davidson Motorcycles.

Another Steel Tec instruction manual for the Harvey Davidson Motorcycles.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Steel Tec instruction manual for the Star Trek USS Enterprise and Personal Shuttle type 6.

The Steel Tec instruction leaflet for the Power Tool.

A Steel Tec instruction manual for set 4.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Steel Tec construction system.
(Photos from Urs Flammer)