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Titan Construction Sets

Titan was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in Germany from about 1948 to about 1960

This system can be split into three distinct phases.
Phase 1 - (Titan[a](1)) - The original system in 1948 with natural dull steel gray parts. Sets 00, 0, 1 and later 2 together with conversion sets.
Phase 2 - (Titan[a](2)) - Thought to be very similar to the phase 1 with the same (or very similar) sets, except that most parts are now painted.
Phase 3 - (Titan[b]) - The sets were revised and renumbered as 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54 together with conversion sets. This is by far the most common version of Titan to be found.

NOTE - There are some "typical" parts in Phase 1 and almost certainly also in Phase 2 which do not exist in Phase 3 - namely discs and pulleys without hub 22 mm. diameter with three holes (including the central one), and pulleys without hub 35 mm. diameter with five holes (including the central one).

Phases 1 and 2 (Titan[a])


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TITAN [a]

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
1948 to circa 1951
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
47 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
9.8
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.9
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.1(see comment *2)

Comments
Most sets have parts with dull grey metallic look but late on parts were painted. *1 In Set 1, perhaps more in Set 2. *2 5.5 fpr 10mm long.

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


A Titan[a] manual for set 1 from the unpainted phase 1 period
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Titan[a] brochure dated 1948
(Added 09/12/2018)

Photos of a phase 1 Titan[a] set
(added 16/09/2020)

Photos of a phase 2 Titan[a] set
(added 16/09/2020)

Phase 3 (Titan[b])


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TITAN [b]

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
circa 1951 to circa 1960 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
M3.5
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3.5
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
34 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
100
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
9.8
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.5 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.4
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.4
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.9

Comments
New thread etc & new parts including Gears. All parts painted. Parts including 77,118mm diameter Flanged Plates; Sprockets; Plates with top/bottom red/blue. *1Baukästen: circa.'70. *2Mod.75; & 24 DP, Mod 1.05, to mate with Sprockets. *3 Black parts 3.4.

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/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Titan[b] manual for sets 50-51
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Titan[b] manual for sets 50-51
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Titan[b] manual for sets 52-54
Replaced with better scan 14/01/20

A Titan[b] brochure
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Titan[b] leaflet
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Titan spare parts price list
(Added 09/12/2018)

Various photos of the Titan[b] construction system
(Added 09/12/2018)