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Toy costruction #83: Low Boy Trailer Getting er Done #3

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-16-2016 08:23 PM 1258 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 82: Low Boy Trailer build #2 Part 83 of Toy costruction series Part 84: Low Boy Trailer build #4 »

Getting close on this one just some fine sanding and add a back bumper with lights, then some finish.
This is a fun build and cool to have something to help connect my different models together.

I’m going to steal the tires off the black car and use them on the trailer they match up with the Mack truck so that works out just right.
I painted my spare set of spoker wheels for the black car so we’ll see how that works. lol

I really like using the dowels as a frame member they are drilled and go in 1/2” so really add to the strength, much more that just a butt joint.

My brake away front end is drilled in to the frame so quite strong, used 3/8 oak dowels for this.

OK I build this to go with the Mack truck but the frame on the Mack is still set up for the drilling rig but will be cutting it down once I’m sure I know what I need.
The back axle isn’t glued in just clamped so can move it any way I need to .

So now I just wanted some pictures of the mack and excavator and bulldozer together.
With these I should be able to see any thing that needs changing.

As I have said earlier I cut the trailer from 17” to 14” on the part that carries a load so my excavator and Bulldozer fit just right.
I also cut out one set of wheels this took another 2 1/2” off the length of the trailer.

I hope there’s some good pictures at the right angles to help anyone wanting to build the trailer.
Really a fun build I have about 15 hours in this project so far.

Tip
Something I’ve been doing lately.
I use gorilla super glue for all my building but there are times when I feel like I need a little extra strength so I’ve been putting wood glue down the middle of a glue up and super glue around the edges .
This way I get the benefit of the wood glue with the ability to keep moving with the project without having to clamp things up and then watch the glue dry.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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Northwest29

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#1 posted 07-16-2016 08:46 PM

Looks mighty darn fine! Nice redesign on the trailer and looks natural that way. Thanks for the share.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 07-16-2016 09:18 PM

what can I say but very nice looking FITS each piece of equipment very nice also …...... I just cant believe your almost done with it already ….....man your speedy Gonzales LMAO GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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bruce317

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#3 posted 07-16-2016 09:20 PM

Bruce,
Your fast, good and make the builds your own. Good looking unit.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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htl

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#4 posted 07-16-2016 10:13 PM

This is one of those project that I kept asking myself how did they do that edge, well been there done that and now I know and I like it. LOL!!!
And thanks guys for the kind comments and all your encouragement along the way.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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crowie

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#5 posted 07-16-2016 11:17 PM

Bruce, What a top result and as said, so quickly put together….
The excavator and dozer look great on the the lowboy trailer,
BUT maybe you need two, that’s on for each or in my circumstance I’ll have to do three, one for each grandson…
Keep up the very good work sir…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 07-17-2016 03:34 AM

Very innovative build and greatly exploited by the hitch-hikers. Looks good with the Mack and can’t wait for the popping finish.


.. BUT maybe you need two, that s on for each or in my circumstance I’ll have to do three, one for each grandson…

- crowie


Now I know why I haven’t made any of these… no grandkids.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#7 posted 07-17-2016 03:39 AM

I say let them make their own toys these are mine. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 07-17-2016 03:50 AM

Looks like another case of Spamming #4.. Not as good as your ’s anyway…

The moderators were quick… quicker than me..

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#9 posted 07-17-2016 04:11 AM

You lost me on that one?
Spammers

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 07-17-2016 07:43 AM


You lost me on that one?
Spammers

- htl


Depends on whether someone “Flags” the post… I may have on your blog when I clicked on the Flag icon to see what it does as I thought it was a sus post… apparently some spammers get on and start advertising against recent blogs/projects… You’ll see the same on Jonesey’s crane post (if it hasn’t already been deleted [Flagged]).

The “blogger”, no projects or blogs, sent a swag of the same post at the same time (probably some sort of robot). This is what he advertises,

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thomasteds commented on a project:
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  • Woodworking guide offers anyone of any skill level the ability to build amazing projects. The guide is extra helpful because it offers more detailed explanations, videos and blueprints then your typical woodworker magazine .
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I believe a similar intrusion happened when someone was talking about leather straps on one of your builds a while back…

I remember JoeinGa picked a similar one up, that I somehow got involved with and he reported it to Cricket. It went missing and I spent a bit of time and couldn’t find it later (it was for that post, in response to JoeinGa mentioning “spamming” that I created the above posted picture of “Spam” Scrapper for… [and why waste it now…])...

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 07-17-2016 11:29 AM

How to keep a Yank busy for days… Write on both sides of a $1 bill.. PTO...

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#12 posted 07-17-2016 02:39 PM

Cool they fixed it so fast I missed it.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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oldrivers

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#13 posted 07-18-2016 02:35 AM

good work looks Great

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Dutchy

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#14 posted 07-25-2016 08:28 PM

Great combination Bruce.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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