Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Vintage Toys

Made by Iain's Great Grandfather and his Grandfather for Iain's dad and Uncle G. Made many, many years ago and weathered to a fine gloss by many hands. Above, the tanker truck.

Or is it? What are those pegs? Does the tank come off? If so, then what?

Oooh...now it's a freight truck. Amazing. And that's not all. The trailer comes off, too. So the parts are the truck itself, the trailer, the tanker attachment, and the freight car, all separate and all interconnecting with simple pegs.

Did I mention the spring-loaded cannon? With little peg men you can shoot about 2 feet? Iain thinks it's funny to play fetch with the cannon fellas. I think it's fun to fire the weapon.

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