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Car Carrier Transport Toy

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Project by mut posted 04-05-2020 08:56 PM 416 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my adaptation of “Martin Motors Antique Car Carrier”. Having lots of scraps of baltic birch plywood I glued up pieces to 2 inch thickness and cut the parts from that. I found it looks best if the grain runs the same direction on both surfaces. Finished with polyurethane. I put a washer behind each wheel and lube the axles with screw wax / beeswax. I found that the front car slides off too easily so I have added a wood button ‘hood scoop’ with a matching divot in the front of the trailer to hold it in place while the grand kids play with it. About 16 inches overall length. Cars and trailer can be cut from a single block.





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robscastle

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#1 posted 04-05-2020 11:40 PM

Nice work there mut!!

just as long as yours is not the first or third car loaded tee hee!

Hot wheels racers ready!

-- Regards Rob

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 04-06-2020 10:39 AM

that is really cute – tke kids will be busy for hours

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 04-06-2020 04:08 PM

What makes it have even mopre appeal is the “rescue” of the scraps.

Really neat and VERY PLAYABLE too.
That is what toys are supposed to be.

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

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#4 posted 04-08-2020 01:37 AM

What a great project!

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#5 posted 04-10-2020 10:43 AM

Some very lucky little person is going to hours of fun and play with that beauty… Well done, sir!

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

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#6 posted 04-13-2020 12:16 PM

Super cool! I really like how all the cars stack onto the carrier. I may just have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

-- Pete

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#7 posted 05-04-2020 06:06 AM

Always looking for toy ideas. This is a great one.
Thanks for sharing
Frank

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