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Project by ralbuck posted 11-15-2018 07:00 PM 1203 views 0 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are made from scrap and no 2 are exactly alike at all.

The wagons are the trickiest to make. They are toys; not models, these are meant to be playable.

Only not “rescued” wood was the dowel rods used for axles and the bamboo skewers used as nails in the wagons. . The only metal is the 1/4 inch bolt used as the wagon pivot. The wagon sides are attached with the skewers as nails.

They are about 30 inches long 7, tall and 6-1/2 wide.

The blue one is special for the Great-grandson that likes to be in the shop with “grandpa” even if he only turns the vacuum on and off.

The design is from T & E designs again. I actually use a template for the main tractor body—the rest is—as dictated by the scraps available.

They are more work that they look like and the painting is tiring, but they are still fun. The striping is from left over auto striping tape.

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

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Orvile Baker

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#1 posted 11-15-2018 07:08 PM

Very cool just what I need out here on the farm , bet they could get 10 feet per push, or f.p.p. lol

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#2 posted 11-15-2018 07:20 PM

Very nice!You did a DANDY job on all of them.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Retired Guru

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#3 posted 11-15-2018 07:26 PM

I love them! Makes me wish my one and only grandchild wasn’t a teen now.

-- -- Paul, Upstate NY

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#4 posted 11-15-2018 07:26 PM

Very cool. Good use of scraps.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-15-2018 07:29 PM

Great job!!!
The blue one stands out to me.
Fun to make and funner to play with.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#6 posted 11-15-2018 09:07 PM

Those are really cool. Amazing what that scrap can become with the right person handling it!!
Good going….....................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-15-2018 09:07 PM

1st class models. Look great. Modelmaster

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 11-15-2018 09:15 PM

Love them, lots of patience there !!!

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#9 posted 11-15-2018 09:28 PM

Real nice job on the toys Ralph, lots of play time in them.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#10 posted 11-15-2018 09:51 PM

great work as usual

-- bambi

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#11 posted 11-15-2018 09:53 PM

hours of fun for the little one playing with these very cool tractors GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#12 posted 11-15-2018 10:22 PM

Dang those are cool! Grandson should be pretty tickled.

-- Pete

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#13 posted 11-15-2018 11:27 PM

Really fantastic!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#14 posted 11-15-2018 11:47 PM

Great job Ralbuck. They look good and solid as well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 11-15-2018 11:57 PM

Sweet farm help, indeed!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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