Norm Marshall's creative toys stimulate the imagination
Cut all parts to size according to the Bill of Materials. Saw and drum sand the circular window through the cab (B). Drill the 1/4" dia. hole for the steering wheel shaft (K).
Use a 2-1/2" hole saw, Bandsaw or Scroll Saw to cut the circular outlines in the fenders (D)...then use your Disc Sander or Belt Sander to round the fenders' top and front outside edges. Caution: Remember that there's a left and right fender - and they're not interchangeable - so be careful which edges you round!
Make and assemble the wheels (F), axles (G) and carriage (E). Cut and drill the hitch (H). Turn exhaust stacks (J) from 3/4" dowel. Drill 1/8" “ventilation holes” in them for detail. Drill holes in cab light block (M) and use 1/4" dowels for lights. Shape the front bumper (N), round all sharp edges, assemble and glue all parts together.
THE LOW-BOY TRAILER
Cut all parts to size according to the Bill of Materials. Drill the two axle holes in the carriage (D) and glue the two pieces together. Make and assemble the wheels (E), axles (F) and carriage (D).
Cut the coupling arm (B) to shape. Glue this onto the floor (A). After the glue has set, reinforce this butt joint with a flush-set 3/8" dowel. Round all sharp edges.