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Trix[1] (Germany) Construction Sets

Trix metal construction system originated in Germany where it was manufactured from 1930 to 1999. it was also manufactured in several other countries. This entry just deals with the German based system. In the late 1990s the system was taken over by Märklin who then stopped production of it in 1999.

Trix(1a) - (1930-1941)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
Trix
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
Germany
Dates
1930 to 1941
Material
Steel
Thread
3.5x.8 (probably)
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
3.5x.8 (probably)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
33
No. of Parts in System
47 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
7.8
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.6
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5 (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
No parts seen.

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


The German Trix Set 1A leaflet.

The German Trix Set 1B leaflet.

The German Trix Book 2 instruction manual.

The German Trix Motosand leaflet.

Trix(1b) - (1947-1968)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
Trix
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
Germany
Dates
1947 to 1968
Material
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M3.5
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M3.5
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
33
No. of Parts in System
50
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
7.8 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.6
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.6
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5 (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0(see comment *3)
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.9(see comment *4)

Comments
*1 Up to 7.84 found. *2*3*4 Also hex nut & tapered cheese slotted bolt 6.1 6.0.

The German Trix manual for the Elementrix set.

The German Trix Engineering Manual. Dated January 1955.

The Dutch Trix manual for the Elementrix set.

The German Trix instruction manual ref 8934. Black print. it is identical to the blue print version.

The German Trix instruction manual ref 8934. Blue print. it is identical to the black print version.

Trix(1c) - (1969-1972)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
Trix
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
Germany
Dates
1969 to 1972
Material
Steel
Thread
M3.5 (probably)
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
M3.5 (probably)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
33
No. of Parts in System
72 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
7.8
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.8
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5 (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Small (like Meccano No.37c)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
New parts include 2 Circular Strips, Universal, Tyres, electrical items. Parts now painted. *1 21 electrical parts included.

There are currently no manuals/instructions available for this phase.


Trix(1d) - (1973-1999)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
Trix
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
Germany
Dates
1973 to 1999
Material
Steel
Thread
M3.5
Boss Type
double-tapped (see comment *1)
Boss Thread
M3.5
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
33 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
84 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
7.8
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.8 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.6
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5 (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0

Comments
Additional plastic parts, mostly Gears & Pulleys. Circular Strip dropped in 1977. *1 some parts single tapped. *2 For old gears (new are Mod 1.5). *3 In bright zinc plate parts but a few 3.7; 3.5 in painted Flanged Plate.

The 1997 Trix instructions for the Bugatti car.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)