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Zogel Metallbaukasten Construction Sets
and
FG Metallbaukasten (Für Den Kleine Konstrukteur)

Zogel Metallbaukasten and FG Metallbaukasten were virtually identical Meccano-like construction systems. They were made in the post-war UZ Zone of Germany. It is thought that Zogel Metallbaukasten came first and FG Metallbaukasten followed on.

FG Metallbaukasten sets are also sometimes known under the name F.D.D.K (Für Den Kleine Konstrukteur) as some sets have this wording on them.


Zogel Metallbaukasten (1946 to 1948)


Manufacturer / Distributor

In the US Zone of post war Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ZOGEL Metallbaukasten

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
1946 to 1948
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
20
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
11.9
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.8
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Preceded FG METALLBAUKASTEN, & is probably the same. Data from FG set.

Below there are manuals/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Zogel Metallbaukasten manual
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Zogel Metallbaukasten manual
(Added 09/12/2018)

Various photos of the Zogel Metallbaukasten construction system
(Added 09/12/2018)

FG Metallbaukasten (1948 to early 1950s


Manufacturer / Distributor

In the US Zone of post war Germany by a company called FG


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for FG METALLBAUKASTEN

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
1948 to early 1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
20
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
11.9 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.8 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Black parts with normal & narrow Strips. Probably similar to earlier ZOGEL Metallbaukasten. aluminium later set has same model & Für Den Kleine Konstrukteur on lid. It has been called steel.D.K.K. elsewhere. *1*212 & 4.4-4.8 also reported.

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