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Yunost / Konstruktor Shkol'nik / Konstruktor(33)
(Konstruktor) Yunost (Юность - meaning 'Youth') was very similar to 1960s Meccano. Most of the models were from Meccano and the hole spacing was the standard 12.7mm. The parts numbering was virtually the same as Meccano except that there were no suffix letters. It was made in Russia in the mid 1980s although the manufacturer was unknown.
Also included here are Konstruktor Shkol'nik (Конструктор-школьник) sets by PO Strela of Orenburg (Оренбурга, ПО «Стрела»). Shkol'nik means Schoolboy. These are included here because of there similarity to the Yunost sets. Their 1982 sets also had standard 12.7mm hole spacing with two of their manuals having the same models as the equivalent Yunost set 2. In fact the 1982 Orenburg No.2 manual is virtually identical to the Yunost (Юность) No.2 manual.
The later Konstruktor (Конструктор) sets (1984 and 1986) by PO Strela of Orenburg (Оренбурга, ПО «Стрела») changed to a 10mm spacing with all different models in the manuals.
Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for YUNOST'
Very like Meccano
known in 1979 to known in early 1990s
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy) (see comment *1)
Bolts: round (slotted)
Steel with a Grey metallic finish
IOHOCTb in MCS. MECCANO copy. MECCANO manual models except Helicopter on cover. *1 Often alloy Strips, Flanged Plate; steel Flexible Plates. But all parts may have been alloy earlier.
The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here
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12.7mm spacing Konstruktor Shkol'nik (конструктор школьник) sets by PO Strela of Orenburg, (Оренбурга, ПО «Стрела»)
These are virtually identical to the above sets
10mm spacing Konstruktor(33) (Конструктор) sets by PO Strela of Orenburg (Оренбурга, ПО «Стрела»)
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