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Trix[3] (France) Construction Sets
and
Montix Construction Sets

Trix metal construction system originated in Germany where it was manufactured from 1930 to 1999. it was also manufactured in France from around 1932 to 1968. A website dedicated to Trix with lots of photos and manual downloads is http://www.trix-metaal.nl/

Trix(France) also made sets for Delespaul under the 'Montix' name. These were identical to Trix[3] but in different colours.


Trix[3] (France)


Manufacturer / Distributor

Trix (France), 2 Rue Béranger, Paris 3, France


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TRIX [3]

Maker
Trix
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
France
Dates
1930 to 1968 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
3.5x.8
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
3.5x.8
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
33
No. of Parts in System
50
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
7.8 (see comment *2)
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: dome (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.5
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0

Comments
Data from early postwar Sets 1,1a. Parts nickel from '50; painted from circa.'59 & stamped ECF at some stage. *1 Production restart circa.'47. German imports post '68. *2 Up to 7.85. *3 May be plain steel. brass plated steel later.

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.


A pre-war French Trix instruction manual.

A post-war French Trix Unit A leaflet
Added 14/01/20

A post-war French Trix Unit B leaflet
Added 14/01/20

A post-war French Trix Unit C leaflet
Added 14/01/20

A post-war French Trix Elementrix manual. (Unfortunately this is missing a few pages)
Added 14/01/20

A post-war French Trix Elementrix manual.
Added 14/01/20

A French Trix catalogue dated 1955.
Added 14/01/20

A French Trix post-war leaflet with prices.
Added 14/01/20

A French Trix post-war leaflet without prices.
Added 14/01/20

A French Trix post-war leaflet.
Added 14/01/20

A note that came with some French Trix sets.
Added 14/01/20

Montix


Manufacturer / Distributor

Trix (France), 2 Rue Béranger, Paris 3, France


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MONTIX

Maker
 
System Type
as TRIX (inc MCX)
Country
France
Dates
known in 1963 to known in 1965
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
38
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:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Made by Trix/France for Delespaul & given away against 'points'. Identical to TRIX but different colours.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. of Montix available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.