Next CVA meeting: Saturday 15 October 2016; Hotel Lapershoek in Hilversum, The Netherlands.
This website contains information on the various iron parts that can be used in combination with Ankerstein building blocks.
These iron parts can for example be used to build bridges, roofs and fences.
Market place from bridge box 14 (10 + 10B), built by Fred Hartjes
Click on the "stones" below for more detailed information on various subjects
You can find more information on Ankerstein building blocks via the following links
Anker Stones are made of a mixture of quartz sand, linseed oil, chalk and colour pigments.
After pressing the stones are dried in ovens.
More than thousand different stone shapes have been produced over the years.
The history of Ankerstein dates back to 1880.
After a production stop in 1963, building sets are being produced again since 1995.
Please visit the
website of the Ankerstein factory
for more information on currently available sets.
George Hardy maintains a wonderful website on everything about Ankerstein building blocks.
to his website which has a new "builders page" every month.
Back issues of George's page can be found
Also available on this website is a
with a huge amount of information on the history of Ankerstein building blocks.
A group of enthusiastic Ankerstein builders and collectors have united themselves in the "Club Van Ankervrienden (CVA)".
A link to their website can be found