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Project by SouthavenToyMaker posted 11-07-2016 05:24 PM 724 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I say my design, but it truly is a compilation of designs. I combined some plans from Toys and Joys, Gatto and my own ideas. ( I do want to thank Dutchy for his rim pattern he provided BIG Help thank you). Up next is a flat bed for the rig. As always all comments are welcome.

-- Is "Good Enough " really ever good enough?





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 11-07-2016 05:52 PM

Looking good. The model and also the steering mechanism. Well done.

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

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hunter71

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#2 posted 11-07-2016 06:02 PM

Very nice, I also modify different plans with my own ideas. Guess I have built so many, the basic plans are stuck in my head.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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bruce317

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#3 posted 11-07-2016 06:36 PM

Wonderful. Way to make it your own!!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-07-2016 08:42 PM

That’s a nice tractor. Have you made the trailer yet?

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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htl

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#5 posted 11-07-2016 09:00 PM

Super nice job!!!
Gets to be a lot a fun mixing the different plan styles to make it your own.
I love it when a new toy or model project gets posted, it really makes my day.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 11-07-2016 09:49 PM

I love the rear tires ….and the fronts ….. I love the steering link ….I love the engine…...... GREAT JOB

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

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Northwest29

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#7 posted 11-07-2016 10:19 PM

Great job on all accounts! Those tires and wheels are really something else, in a good way. Well done-

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

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 11-07-2016 10:41 PM

GREAT!

Big straight 6 doing what they do best PULL!

-- just rjR

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Pjonesy

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#9 posted 11-08-2016 03:19 AM

Well done the wheels and tires look great

-- Peter New Zealand

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majuvla

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#10 posted 11-08-2016 06:52 AM

Outstanding truck! Stearing gear is awesome and incredibly detailed and realistic, also movable.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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bushmaster

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#11 posted 11-08-2016 04:18 PM

Incredible piece of workmanship. I like the steerable front wheels. Have not seen that before. Well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Bruce Barber

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#12 posted 11-08-2016 07:07 PM

grerat job on ptting the two trucks together,, what truck did you use to make the engine block to open up ??
i see you have some of the wood garin going one way and the Sleepr going the other way up .. i make might go straigth taht way the flow looks nice .. keep up the GTREAT work and love seeing your owrk.

Bruce

-- Bruce, Thunder Bay , Ontario, Canada

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#13 posted 11-08-2016 07:31 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments, I messed up the sleeper the first time, and was short oak that is why the grain patterns do not match (sleeper is hollow to keep the weight down)...but next time it will. I used my own design on the front cap so the engine would fit, it just sits in place and lifts off not like Ryans yet. Working on the trailer now going to be a flat bed, with a load of wood I think. Will be fun cutting out small 1bys and 2bys

-- Is "Good Enough " really ever good enough?

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svfdfireman

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#14 posted 11-09-2016 03:44 AM

Great job. Love the engine and the rear axle. I just used the same front steering on a scratch built dirt modified I made a fan and headers on the race motor I’ll send pictu I made a fan and headers on the race motor I’ll post pictures and a couple of weeks

-- Tommy SVFD Fireman

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crowie

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#15 posted 11-10-2016 10:39 AM

That is one superb truck sir… or as we say “downunder” – “primemover” ....

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

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