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Vasek Construction Sets

Vasek was a Meccano-like construction system with many Märklin-like parts. It was made in Czechoslovakia probably in the 1960s. May have started earlier


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Czechoslovkia / Czech Republic
Dates
  to late 1960s
Material
Steel / [spare] / Card (see comment *1)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
12 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
143
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.0

Comments
Many MÄRKLIN type parts; plus many Strip/Flat Brackets; & in fibre: Triangular Plates; Perforated Plates 2,3,5 holes by up to 25 holes long, & 7x12h; 14 holes Windmill Sail. *1 Mainly steel or aluminium parts in sets. *2 MÄRKLIN type Gear Rings.

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 Vasek manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Vasek manual for set 6
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Vasek manual for set 8
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The models from a newer? Vasek manual for set 8
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Vasek construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)