Domestic Orders: Shipping and handling is charged at a flat rate based in part on the total cost and weight of the items, before tax. Orders are usually shipped via US Ground Mail. PLEASE NOTE: when you make a purchase, your PayPal Checkout page will display the Nightfall Books logo shown below. Both Girders & Gears™ and our parent website Nightfall Books™ are trademarks of Prismatrix LLC.

Girder & Gears Store

ORIGINAL AND REPRODUCTION SET MANUALS

In this catalog we present original and reproduction set manuals and instruction sheets from many famous construction set systems. If you have any questions prior to making a purchase, please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE: when you make a purchase, your PayPal Checkout page will display the Nightfall Books logo shown at right. Both Girders & Gears™ and our parent website Nightfall Books™ are trademarks of Prismatrix LLC.

  Vintage Set Manual Catalog


More details...
AMERICAN MODEL BUILDER NO. 1

Original manual from 1914; 35 pp. with black and white model instructions and multi-color cover art. Very Good condition; large corner missing from last page. One available.

$10.00


More details...
AMERICAN MODEL BUILDER MASTER MANUAL (ALL MODELS)

Original manual from 1914s; 80 pp. with black and white model instructions and multi-color cover art. Good condition. One available.

$12.00


More details...
AMB PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET AND CATALOG (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of "The Story of Steel,", an American Model Builder promotional booklet and product catalog. Covers are printed from color scans of original booklet on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original pages. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 23 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$7.00


More details...
AMI-LAC NO. 6 MANUAL

Original manual for the No. 6 set, includes all models for sets 1-6; 32 pp. with black and white model instructions and full-color cover art. New condition. Two available.

$5.00


More details...
AMI-LAC NO. 7/8 MANUAL

Original manual contains all models for sets 7 and 8; 18 pp. with black and white model instructions and full-color cover art. New condition. One available.

$5.00


More details...
CONSTRUCTIONEER NO. 8 MANUAL

Original manual from 1947; 20 pp. with covers and model instructions printed in 4 colors. Very Good condition. One available.

$10.00


More details...
CONSTRUCTIONEER NO. 12 MANUAL

Original manual from 1948; 31 pp. with covers and model instructions printed in 4 colors. Very Good condition. One available.

$10.00


More details...
EITECH C12 MANUAL

Original manual for the Eitech C12 set; 27 pp. with multi-color model instructions and cover art. Fine condition. One available.

$5.00


More details...
EITECH C14 MANUAL

Original manual for the Eitech C14 set; 23 pp. with multi-color model instructions and cover art. Fine condition. One available.

$5.00


More details...
EITECH SET INSTRUCTION SHEETS - 27 SHEETS

Set of 6 original instruction sets: 4, 6, 8, 15, 76, Eiffel Tower; 27 separate sheets in all, most are two pages. New condition. One set available.

$15.00


More details...
GILBERT ERECTOR MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION - PART 1

Original manual from the late 1920s; 32 pp. with black and white model instructions and three-color cover art. Very good condition (some very small dark stains on cover). One available.

$12.00


More details...
GILBERT ERECTOR HOW TO MAKE 'EM BOOK (LATE) (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of original manual from 1954; 92 pp. with black and white model instructions and full-color cover art. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


More details...
GABRIEL ERECTOR MANUAL FOR SETS 200, 375, 500, 725

Original manual from 1981; 32 pp. with multi-color model instructions and cover art. Very good condition. One available.

$8.00


More details...
KIS TECHNIKUS MODEL BUILDING MANUAL (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of a Hungarian building set manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 8 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$5.00


More details...
ERECTOR (MECCANO) 40-MODEL MANUAL

Original manual from 2001; 87 pp. with full color model instructions and cover art. Fine condition. One available.

$7.00


More details...
ERECTOR (MECCANO) SPECIAL EDITION MANUAL

Original manual from 2001; 79 pp. with full color model instructions and cover art. Very good condition. One available.

$7.00


More details...
MARKLIN NO. 71A INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Original manual from 1930 for sets 1-3; 144 pp. with black and white model instructions and full-color cover art. Printed in German. Good condition, but with folds on upper right cover, some small tears, and other minor wear on both covers. One available.

$10.00


More details...
MECCANO INSTRUCTION MANUAL NO. 2

Original manual from 1974 for set no. 2; 24 pp. with multi-color model instructions and cover art. Printed in English and other languages. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


More details...
MERKUR M3-M8 INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Original manual with selected models from sets M3-M8; 28 pp. with full-color photographic model instructions and cover art. Printed in English, Czech, and other languages. Fine condition. One available.

$8.00


More details...
MERKUR M5 INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Original manual for set M5; 38 pp. with full-color model instructions and cover art. Printed in English, Czech, and other languages. Fine condition. Two available.

$8.00


More details...
MERKUR M6 INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Original manual for set M6; 32 pp. with full-color model instructions and cover art. Printed in English, Czech, and other languages. Fine condition. . Two available.

$8.00


More details...
MERKUR M8 INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Original manual for set M8; 50 pp. with full-color model instructions and cover art. Printed in English, Czech, and other languages. Fine condition. One available.

$8.00


More details...
OLYMPIA MANUAL (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of an Olympia Metallkleinbauskasten manual. Covers are printed from color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 32 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$7.50


More details...
STABIL 49-52 SETS MANUAL - EARLY (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of the early period Stabil 49-52 manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 80 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


More details...
STABIL 49-52 SETS MANUAL - LATER (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of the later period Stabil 49-52 manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 128 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


More details...
STABIL 53-55 SETS MANUAL - EARLY (REPRODUCTION)

Reproduction of the early period Stabil 53-55 manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features legible but underexposed b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 42 pp.; pagination begins on page 57. Fine condition. One available.

$7.50


More details...
STABIL 53-55 SETS MANUAL - LATE (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of the later period Stabil 53-55 manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 97 pp.; pagination begins on page 128. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


More details...
TECH INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR SETS 1-3

Original manual for the Tech plastic building component system. 48 pp. with black and white model instructions and full-color cover art. Good condition. One available.

$5.00


More details...
THE LITTLE ENGINEER 137 MANUAL (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of the Danish No. 137 Little Engineer manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 44 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


More details...
VOGUE INSTRUCTION BOOK NO. 3

Original manual from the mid 1950s-60s for sets 1-3; 24 pp. with black and white model instructions and multi-color cover art. Good condition, with some minor creasing and folded page corners. One available.

$10.00