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WS Tractor

Postby day.den » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:31 am

Hi all, new member here. Thought I'd join the forum because getting answers from T & J is impossible. The difference in size stated for the front axle is different to the 2 rear axles. If I had followed the plan the rear wheels would not be level, and that would have meant a lot of unnecessary work. I have also found other discrepancies in sizes where scaling the drawing doesn't correspond to the sizes stated. I have made previous models, stake bed truck, Jaguar sports car with no issues at all. Reading some of the comments on here is steering me away from T & J, does anybody know of another plan supplier of wood vehicles?
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Re: WS Tractor

Postby Alexkara » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:57 am

Hi d.d, welcome. I haven't actually built the WS Tractor (#108) model as yet, however, I have purchased the plans and have imported it into SketchUp. Drawing up models in SketchUp basically follows the build procedures without the sawdust.

While importing models I often come across discrepancies in the plans and make corrections so when I do the actual build I don't start hitting brick walls. From what I can remember, I did not come across the issue you pointed out. Here is a couple of screen dump showing the model is level...
having said that, I emphasise that I can't remember making modifications... however, if I did, I'm sure you'll be able to make a similar change.

Good luck.
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Re: WS Tractor

Postby Jeff28164 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:41 am

One thing I've learned after many years of T&J model making is never trust the plans blindly. Always check the plans against what's in front of you. Make corrections, clarifications and fill in missing info directly on the plans for next time. They are generally good and I've had fun but they're not perfect.

Having said that I'm not clear on the axle dimension you say is different. I have built this model. The axle lengths are different because the front only has a single wheel while the rear is a double wheel. The cross sectional size is different but only by 1/16". It's not noticeable in the final model.

By the way, I'm not certain if there are different versions to the plans. Mine are dated 2/9/2009.

Hope this helps.
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