Toy Construction #61: Tires for the tanker truck 3 ++Vote for your tire++

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-14-2016 05:29 PM 2524 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 60: Tires for the tanker truck 1&2 Part 61 of Toy Construction series Part 62: Cattle car for my train set »

Well I cut and sanded down the tooth picks and what a pain!
First I nipped all the tooth picks off with some wire pliers then the front tires I could just sand with the disk sander till I touched the rim and they were fine, but the back are set deeper in so needed to trim them some more but how with out buggering every thing up?
I ended up finding a bolt that would fit in between the spokes and could sand to the bolt head to get them all even, but it took some brain storming before a solution made it self know to this feeble brain.

OK Now I’ve got a job for you all.

I’ve been playing with both sets of tires and will show the new set but I can’t make up my mind if I like the newer wheels on this truck or not may need to save them for some future build with a more modern look.

I’m so used to the spokes I just can’t tell so give me a vote which you think looks better.
I like them both but the spokes kinda fit the truck better to me.

I also put a set on the car but the oak wheels and the all cherry car just don’t mix to me, but here again even if they were cherry would they work or not.

Here’s the truck with spokes.

And here’s the posting of them.

And here’s the car with them on it.

My only wish is the tooth picks didn’t show up so white on camera.
I know they don’t work here but just for fun.

The voting booth is open LOL

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#1 posted 06-14-2016 05:55 PM

Bruce, I looked up 1930 fuel oil truck images on net. Looking at the real photos only, not toy photos.
I vote for the new wheels you just made.
The new truck wheels don’t look right on Lincoln. Just my thought.

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#2 posted 06-14-2016 08:13 PM

You did a neat job on the new wheels, I like the new truck wheels on the Truck (just my option)

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#3 posted 06-14-2016 08:46 PM

I agree, both excellent and both fit what made for. New truck wheels on the truck. Spoke on the car. And, thanks for showing how you did both.

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#4 posted 06-14-2016 10:20 PM

I was just playing with the wheels.
It’s not very often you get to try out different looks.
And your all right the truck is starting to look better with the new wheels, I didn’t think it would be that much better but once you see them side by side there’s a big difference.
I do wish the tooth picks would suck in more of the finish and darken up, will make the next set if I ever do with some real wood dowel.
So thanks all for checking it out, but more views would be nice too.

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#5 posted 06-14-2016 10:23 PM

I like the spokes on the car, and the new hubs on the truck.

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#6 posted 06-14-2016 11:05 PM

Bruce #317
I did like you just now and checked out some old pictures and the wheels are fairly close in looks, how cool is that.

You have to go way back to see them in spokes. lol

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#7 posted 06-14-2016 11:38 PM

#4, the bear has woken and has a sore filling. My rational summation, your honour…
On the truck, the spokes may be OK for those girlie champagne cartage, but for men’s heavy bootleg you need solid wheels.
You need the spokes on the Lincoln as with the heavy rims the cops would have too easy a job to shoot out the tyres.

Both wheels look great, however, I think your initial choice for Abe and your latest wheels designed for your tanker are a ”Lay down Misere”.

You just wanted to brag about the Lincoln again, didn’t you???

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#8 posted 06-15-2016 02:32 AM

Ducky Ducky Ducky
I had to find out what you were saying as I know nothing about gambling.
I knew it wasn’t English or Dutch. LOL
”” ‘lay down misere’ is Australian gambling slang for a predicted easy victory.”“

Just having some fun seeing what looks what on what.
How often do you get the chance to model different parts to show the out come.
I hope someone including me has learned something about the different looks that can be had with these wheels, and sorry if I had some fun while I was doing it. [Which I did. lol]

I now have two extra sets a wheels and need to figure where to put them.

But for now I think I’m going back and build the cattle car which should be a fun simple build in this hot weather, we’re having in this neck of the woods.

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#9 posted 06-15-2016 12:31 PM

I vote for the new wheels as well. I think they look better and more realistic than the spoke ones. What pain they are to make.


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#10 posted 06-15-2016 01:45 PM

bj383ss They’re really not that hard to make but I can see why picking the right wood to make them really counts, especially if your going to cut treads.
I would guess that why they use what is it maple for the store bought wheels, they don’t splinter or chip as bad.
When I did the Mack truck I had a bunch a cherry and those tires came out much smoother and chip free.
I guess it’s like any thing else the more you make them the easier it gets.

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