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Thale Stahlbau Technik Construction Sets

Thale Stahlbau Technik was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in East Germany from 1946 to 1975


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
Krause & Co.
System Type
MÄRKLIN type
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1946 to 1975
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
20 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
64 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.5 (see comment *3)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (see comment *4)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *5)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *6)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.9

Comments
Some hole patterns not as MCS. Sometimes 5.7mm holes instead of slots. *1 Mod 1.25. *2 including 10 in Geometrie set. *3 Early: 12.7. *4 Early: 4.1. *5 Round Bolts in MCS. *6 & black metallic steel Nuts. Early Bolt/Nut: steel plain steel 7.8/hex plain aluminium 7.9.

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Below there are manuals/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Thale Stahlbau Technik manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Thale Stahlbau Technik manual for sets 1-3
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Thale Stahlbau Technik construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)

A Thale Stahlbau Technik leaflet for the Geometrie set
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Thale Stahlbau Technik Geometrie set
(Photos from Urs Flammer)