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Built this Tractor Trailer and crane set from plans in the Great American Book of Wooden Toys. About 40+ hours,
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#1 posted 05-10-2013 10:24 AM
Dan that is a very neat rigJamie
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#2 posted 05-10-2013 10:24 AM
Well done !
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#3 posted 05-10-2013 10:42 AM
Is this the book?
I couldn’t find one on the search by the name you listed.
Great work, I want to build a set for my new great grandson!
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#4 posted 05-10-2013 11:54 AM
It’s actually “The Great Book of Wooden Toys” by Norm Marshall and Bill Jones. The American came from a different book I have. That’ll teach me to guess rather than verify! :)
I did make a couple modifications to the tractor and trailer, adding the grill, moving the headlights to the fenders, adding fuel tanks and adding a folding ramp to the trailer. Then to give the crane something to do I made the crates out of some scrap.
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#5 posted 05-10-2013 12:40 PM
Dan this is a beautiful collectors toy. You did a really nice job on this.
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#6 posted 05-10-2013 01:28 PM
Wow nice work! I love trucks and farm equipment made of wood. Super job!
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#7 posted 05-10-2013 02:13 PM
Very nice work Dan
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#8 posted 05-11-2013 12:27 AM
Very nice work Dan about to start on a crane project myself bought plans from grizzly.
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#9 posted 05-11-2013 12:40 AM
Great build man, I also make a line of “play with” toys. They are my most rewarding when I give them to a child.
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#10 posted 06-04-2013 12:02 AM
G’day Dan,I love the Norm Marshall plans in that book and you’ve certainly done the truck & drop deck trailer a great justice as well as that beaut crane. I’ve built a couple of the trucks plus used the basic plan to do me own but am yet to build the crane. You may well have given me the encouragement I needed after seeing how good yours looks, well done
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#11 posted 05-19-2015 11:25 AM
Wow,Awesome…Very nice work with wood.
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