Thursday, February 08, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 074 - Two Wheel Conveyor

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.

074. Two Wheel Conveyor

All of these models that hang from a string (or wire) were very difficult to build. In the case of this two-wheel conveyor, I had two problems.

The first was a balancing act. The brace holding the wheels are slightly offset from the center. That means I had to compensate for that when positioning the post on the basket's dowel.

It was not easy, and in the end, I only came close.

The second problem was how to shoot the finished toy. The illustration shows the post connected to the wheel assembly with a dowel and two collars. But the illustrated dowel is only as long as it needs to be to hold the assembly.

Not so in real life. The shortest dowel in the set still stuck out quite a bit. I angled the camera carefully to hide the excess. But if you look closely, you can see a little of the dowel sticking out just behind the forward wheels.

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