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Toy costruction #94: WS Tractor Semi

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-29-2016 09:49 PM 461 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 93: T&J Dozer #4 Part 94 of Toy costruction series Part 95: WS Tractor Semi #2 »

Wanted a better truck for the Low Boy so going to be playing with the Toys and Joys W S Tractor.
Got a pretty nice start on the frame today, but had to get the shop straightened up first was a total mess after the last couple a builds..
I am kinda disappointed with these plans, was hoping for a more complicated suspension kinda like on Dutchy’s dump truck.
I know I could soup it up but think I’ll stick with the plans for this one.

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



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crowie

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#1 posted 08-29-2016 09:54 PM

THANK YOU Bruce for all the extra time & effort to do the notes & photos for the blog….very much appreciated.

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

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 08-29-2016 10:30 PM

Dang son, you’re like Speedy Gonzales on these toys !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 08-29-2016 11:02 PM

this is a fun build …... I even put a mattress in sleeper ….took a piece of foam wrapped it in TP …..LMAO it worked
your off to a great start on this build again

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

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johnstoneb

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#4 posted 08-29-2016 11:43 PM

I have been a little disappointed with the suspensions on the T&J trucks. I am currently poking around with a build on the garbage truck and am disappointed with the suspension on it also. I am going to build it as the plans call for. It is giving me some ideas and will work with them on another build after I get some other projects done. Looking at your suspension they are trying to model a spring suspension. You might cut the individual piece with a curve then glue them up as a lamination and have them look a little more realistic.

You’ve got a good start it looks like.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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htl

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#5 posted 08-30-2016 01:09 AM

John the springs are hide behind the wheels so not going to get that fancy with them.
With the T&J dump truck the back wheels are able to move over objects independently like a real truck, here their glued down but that’s ok for this build. On my Mack truck build I copied the pictures of Dutchys dump truck and it worked out really well.

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

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hunter71

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#6 posted 08-30-2016 12:12 PM

The KING of T&J’s You rock man

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 08-30-2016 12:31 PM

This ..
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htl

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#8 posted 08-30-2016 02:23 PM

The cool thing is the drive shaft to the transmission moves up and down as the axle moves.
Hunter I have a lot to learn but having fun figuring it out, I guess that one reason I like working on the big stuff once I get bogged down on the bumpers and lights and the like I lose interest quick.

Movable parts interest me a lot.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 08-30-2016 03:51 PM

MOVEABLE parts is what helps bring it to life …....... well and finish …....LMAO
LIKE to do a model with opening doors

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

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