Thursday, February 15, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 075 - Platform Truck

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.

075. Platform Truck

This was an interesting industrial model. I can imagine something like this being trundled through a factory or a machine shop. I wonder if the platform raised and lowered on the original prototype?

The build itself was pretty simple. There were a fiew discrepencies between the illustration and the model, of course. The illustrator drew dowels that were exactly the right length.

In reality, the choices were more limited. Only one length of dowel extends the width of the truck body -- it's used for both the axels and the handle, with a little overhang on each.

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