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Bruce Hansen's Space Age Erector Models

Bruce writes: "In 1959, Gilbert introduced a new type of Erector set on the market. One set was available and it was the #18000 Space Age Erector set. Here are a couple of pictures of my set.

The parts were all plastic. The fins slid into slots in the nose/ tail cones and the fuselage pieces. Cones and fuselage pieces were joined with plastic pins. Here are a number of the different fins, pins, cones and a display base.

The manual only shows six different models. Here are a few examples:"