Building construction game, using metal plates and wooden columns. A French system, which was introduced around 1924 by Batimetal.
Boxes & content
The appealing part from this box, next to the colorfull parts, is the possibility to make craftsmanship type walls and also overhang structures, like the swiss chalet on the front cover.
The box appears to come with a grid, which helps on building walls.
The box from Collectiontoys, seems to have windows & doors which could be opened. If you have scans / more info about this box, let me know.
There is only one manual, with example buildings for the 3 boxes: 00, 0, 1.
Some system characteristics
Here a short list of some system characteristics and how it’s retrofitted into the virtual LeoCAD library:
|Columns||wood, 12×12 (?)||Single color pieces|
|Pannels||steel, typical 42×42 [mm]||Textured|
thickness: 3 [mm]
|Single color pieces|
|Bay size||49 [mm]||49 [mm]|
|Draw line every X studs||3|
|Snap XY||1 [mm] (1/20 Stud)|
|Snap Z||1 [mm] (1/20 Stud)|
Here an overview of the parts found & re-contructed (thanks to C. Mol):
The single category, consists of these unique parts:
|Part types:||Unique parts:|
Building in LeoCAD
Although I’m only able to build with the virtual version, it’s still a nice concept. I like the possibility having some different construction posibilities. With the game it’s also possible to use the pieces more like a contruction game, building airplanes, furnature etc.