Friday, August 25, 2017

Line Mar Match Box Construction 063 - Tender

I found a Line Mar Match Box Construction Set from the 1930s, complete and with instructions. The box claimed the set made 100 different toys. I decided to test that claim -- one toy at a time. You can read all the posts for the Line Mar construction project at 100 Toys.

063. Tender

This is the second car in the train that Line Mar shows on their box. In the 1930s, when this set was sold, steam locomotives were the standard. Such locomotives carried their fuel supply behind them. The coal tender was often referred to as just the tender, as it is in this instruction sheet.

The tender was a really simple build. And it was also one where reality was at odds with the fantasy illustration. The dowels holding the bumpers are shown resting on the axles, nicely parallel to the bottom of the tender. They don't quite line up that way, causing the dowels to droop down a little.

The Line Mar Train

063 - The Tender

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