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Trix[3] (France) 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.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

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.