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Steel Tec Starters

Steel Tec Starters was a system similar to Steel Tec but aimed at younger children. It used plastic nuts and bolts and had larger holes in the strips and plates. It was made in the USA from at 1992 to circa 1996.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Remco Toys Inc., New York, USA

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for STEEL TEC STARTERS

System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Steel / Plastic
5.5x.3 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
push fit
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
100 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
5.5 (see comment *2)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (crosshead)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Plastic with a grey finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Many special plastic parts. *1 Square thread. *2 Plastic, some with plastic sleeves on 3mm steel. *3 Square recess.

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