Toy Construction #254: Mining Truck 1&2

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-04-2019 08:36 PM 720 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Playing with another Mining Truck as I already had some wheels ready from the last time I built one.
This time will use walnut and maple as this is what’s scraps are in the shop.
The wheels are 3” so are 1 1/4” smaller than the plans call for, because of this I shrunk the plans down to work.
I just don’t need a model with 4 1/4” wheels way to big, I built the hummer and man is it a big monster of a model.
Here’s what the wheels would have looked like.

Takes quite a bit a time to get enough wide wood made up for this truck.

Parts just set in place so you get an idea of what’s going on.

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#1 posted 05-04-2019 09:00 PM

Looking good. What will be a Caterpillar 775D or maybe a Komatsu WA600 ?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 05-04-2019 11:16 PM

Looking great. The best part of making toys is getting to play with them.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-04-2019 11:32 PM

You must certainly be better Bruce, up and stuck into another model build, good stuff sir.

PS – NO SUCH THING AS SCRAPS IN THE SHED, just offcuts awaiting a purpose!!

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

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#4 posted 05-05-2019 12:06 AM

Crowie dragging myself out to the shop, and an out of breath when I get the shop unlocked and the lights on but once I get sat down I can get in 3 or 4 hours, the best part of my day and have some fun building.
I knew my health was going down hill and I think this has been one of the reasons I have been in a building frenzy, just trying to build all I can before my body puts a stop to it.
I know others are in the same boat just doing what they can to have fun in the shop and brighten up their day and do the things they love.

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#5 posted 05-05-2019 12:57 AM

so your shrinking the whole model or just the tires ? :<))))

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

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#6 posted 05-05-2019 02:45 AM

The whole model is shrunk down to fit the 3” tires, just like you see in the first picture.
It brings it down where it fits in with my other models.
The T&J full size plans would make a great small toy box, I would think.

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#7 posted 05-12-2019 06:29 PM

Good start.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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