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Project by Iggy2000 posted 11-01-2017 03:51 PM 1879 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Grandson’s second birthday present. Way too big at the time but I didn’t realize it until it was almost done, too late to change plans…....but he’ll grow into it!

-- Phil

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 06:13 PM

Awesome vagon. I wish I had one when I was a kid. Lovely colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-02-2017 11:15 PM

Very nice. Did you make it from plans? I have been looking for a set of plans for one of there for a long time.

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#3 posted 11-03-2017 12:39 AM

John, yes I bought the plans for Irish Mail Handcar from Roudebush ( They used to sell a hardware kit (wheels, axles, etc) but I don’t think they still do. If I remember correctly the plans include the detail for building the cam axle/drive (my terminology). Also seem to recall that you can call and talk to a knowledgeable person who puts together the plans and parts. Good luck! Phil

-- Phil

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#4 posted 11-03-2017 12:43 PM

The website says they have the wheels in stock, ready to ship, but they don’t have them listed in their products so I think I would follow Phil’s advice and give them a call.

Very nice looking project Phil!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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