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Tim Construction Sets

Tim was a construction system to make full size items such as scooters, barrows etc. which could actually be used by children. It was made in Switzerland from around 1948.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Metaucol, Monbijoustrasse 51, Berne, Switzerland


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TIM

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type and Mainly Rods/Tubes()
Country
Switzerland (probably)
Dates
known in 1949
Material
Aluminium (Alloy) / Steel
Thread
M4; M8 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
37
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
---
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
---
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
15
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
15 (see comment *2)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: countersunk
Bolts: countersunk (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8(see comment *4)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Set to make full-size Scooter & other models from an estimated 20cm Wheels & 19mm Tubes. *1 M8 for threaded ends of Axles. *2 Also 8mm. *3 1) Special conical shape. 2) M8 Nut is hexagonal. *4 Also 14 for 8mm Nut.

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


An instruction leaflet for Tim (in German and French)
(Added 25/10/2018)

An leaflet for Tim (in French)
(Added 25/10/2018)

A set of model plans for Tim (in German and French)
(Added 25/10/2018)

A set of model plans for Tim (in German and French)
(Added 25/10/2018)

Various photos of the Tim construction system
(Added 25/10/2018)