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Trix[2] (UK) Construction Sets

Trix metal construction system originated in Germany where it was manufactured from 1930 to 1999. It was also manufactured in England from 1931 to 1965. A website dedicated to Trix with lots of photos and manual downloads is http://www.trix-metaal.nl/


Phase [a] - Pre-War (1931-1940)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TRIX [2a]

Maker
Trix
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1931 to 1940
Material
Steel
Thread
3.5x.8
Boss Type
double-tapped (see comment *1)
Boss Thread
3.5x.8 (see comment *2)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
33
No. of Parts in System
47
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
7.8 (see comment *3)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.6
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.5
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
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.5
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0

Comments
*1-*2 or similar, not all United Kingdom N&B fit Continental ones. *3 Some single tapped. *4 Shortest seen 7.75.

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 which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The UK Trix leaflet for the set 1.
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The UK Trix leaflet for the set 1a.
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The UK Trix leaflet for the set 2.
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The UK Trix leaflet for the set II.
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The UK Trix leaflet for the Gears set.
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The UK Trix manual for the Elementrix set.

The UK Trix manual for the Trix 2 set - appears to be identical to the Elementrix set manual.

A UK Trix manual Book 1 edition 1. Note that there is no price on the front cover
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A UK Trix manual Book 1 edition 2.

A UK Trix manual Book 1 edition 7 - appears virtually the same as edition 2 apart from the end covers.

A UK Trix manual Book 1 edition 8 - appears to be virtually the same as the previous editions apart from the cover
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A UK Trix manual Book 1 edition 9. Dated 1939, the cover adverts have prices
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A UK Trix manual Book 1 edition 9. Dated 1939, the cover adverts have no prices. Probably because of the war
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A UK Trix manual Book 2. Probably the first edition as there is no price on the front cover
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A UK Trix manual Book 2 - an early edition thought to be of a similar date to Book 1 edition 2.

A UK Trix manual Book 2 - a later edition - appears virtually the same as the earlier edition apart from the end covers. Thought to be of a similar date to Book 1 edition 7.

A UK Trix manual Book 2. Another edition , probably late 1930s
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A UK Trix manual Book 2. Same as the previous edition except that there are no prices on the cover or adverts. Probably due to the war.
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The UK Trix manual Book 3.

A UK Tricy Trix manual for electrical models. The manual has no price on the front cover

A UK Tricy Trix manual for electrical models. Same as precious except that the manual is priced at 3d.
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A UK Tricy Trix manual for electrical models. Same as precious except for the rear cover.
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A UK Tricy Trix box label.
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The UK Trix instruction leaflet for the Master Model - The Herecles Airliner.

The UK Trix leaflet for the Permag Motor.

The UK Trix leaflet for the Permag Motor dated September 1939.
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The UK Trix manual for Scientrix - A special set for making 50 experiments in science and electricity.

A UK Trix note which came with some Trix sets.
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A UK Trix advertising leaflet.

A UK Trix advertising leaflet.

A UK Trix advertising leaflet.

A UK Trix advertising leaflet.

The March 1932 Hobbies magazine which featured Trix.
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Phase [b1] - Post-War (1946-1960)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TRIX [2b]

Maker
Trix
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1946 to 1965
Material
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy) (see comment *1)
Thread
4BA
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
4BA
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
33
No. of Parts in System
50
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
7.8
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: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.5
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.7

Comments
*1 Angle Girders (nearly?) always aluminium. Flanged Plate usually; other parts occasionally. Parts painted from 1960.

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 which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The UK Trix manual for the Elementrix set.

The UK Trix Abridged Engineering Manual dated 1950.
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The UK Trix Abridged Engineering Manual dated 1954.
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The UK Trix Abridged Engineering Manual dated 1957.

The UK Trix Complete Engineering Manual - 9th Edition - October 1949.

The UK Tricy Trix Electrical Engineering Manual. First edition 1949.

The UK Tricy Trix Electrical Engineering Manual. Second Edition 1955.
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The UK Power Trix Manual for Motorised Models.

A UK Trix Permag Motor Leaflet (Old Burlington Street, address).
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A UK Trix Permag Motor Leaflet (5 Conduit Street, address).
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A UK Trix Power Pack Leaflet.
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A UK Trix advertising leaflet.

A UK Trix advertising leaflet.

A UK Trix advertising leaflet.

A UK Trix advertising leaflet.
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Phase [b2] - 1961-1965


The UK Trix manual for set 1. (Ref 1/13/H).

The UK Trix manual for set 2. (Ref 2/11/H).

The UK Trix manual for set 3. (Ref 3/15/H).

The UK Trix manual for set 4 - Electrical models. (Ref 4/9/S)

The UK Trix leaflet detailing the extra packs of parts and the Permag motor.

The UK Trix leaflet showing the parts, standard mechanisms and the Permag motor. (Ref H/48/SCD)

A UK Trix advertising leaflet.