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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.


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)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

An leaflet for Tim (in French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A set of model plans for Tim (in German and French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A set of model plans for Tim (in German and French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Tim construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)