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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2010 - 08:18 AM

Here is something I have been thinking about. As a kid my favorite toy was an erector set. I spent many hours building with my erector set and at birthdays and Christmas I would get another small set to add to my growing collection. This tinkering and building carries over to my garden tractor addiction and projects now.
Seeing that there are a lot of garden tractor nuts here building their own projects I was wondering how many of you started with an erector set, tinker toys, etc when you where knee high to a grasshopper?

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Posted May 08, 2010 - 09:03 AM

I flat out LOVED my erector set! I didn't have all the goodies, but a decent set. Spent lots of time with it. I can vaguely remember the Tinker Toys...they were also a lot of fun.

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Posted May 08, 2010 - 09:25 AM

Anybody remember the old mecano (spelling ? ) sets from forty-fifty years ago ?

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Posted May 08, 2010 - 02:13 PM

I had a few friends with that stuff.....I was lucky to have rocks and sticks to play with.....lol

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Posted May 08, 2010 - 03:31 PM

I had a few friends with that stuff.....I was lucky to have rocks and sticks to play with.....lol


They worked as well or better Poncho! Always ants in the yard, so I'd make buildings & such out of twigs, then here would come the German invaders (ants). Then they'd get shelled (with tiny rocks). I actually had lots of fun like that. No ants were harmed during this playtime....well, not too many! Used to tie thread to June Bugs in summer. It was a poor boy's form of "fly by wire plane"! When the June Bug would tire, just let him go & find a fresh one. They'd fly a perfect circle just like a model airplane.

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Posted May 08, 2010 - 10:58 PM

When I was a kid my father passed down to me his erector set from when he was a kid. It even had an electric motor to power a crane you could make. Another one of my favorite toys was the spin welder. Anyone have one of those?

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Posted May 09, 2010 - 09:29 AM

I had a few friends with that stuff.....I was lucky to have rocks and sticks to play with.....lol

:bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted May 09, 2010 - 09:27 PM

Had my dads old erector set, and quite a collection of tinker toys. My favorite was Lego and long before the fancy movie stuff, just the blocks with some simple wheels.
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Posted May 10, 2010 - 08:13 PM

Used to tie thread to June Bugs in summer. It was a poor boy's form of "fly by wire plane"! When the June Bug would tire, just let him go & find a fresh one. They'd fly a perfect circle just like a model airplane.


OMG that is frickin hilarious.

I used to always play with legos, never had an erector set. Legos and transformers.

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Posted May 11, 2010 - 07:52 AM

Legos for me too. plain ones and also the lego technics that had gears, motor, and pneumatic systems.

I still have my lego technic collection. Put them in the storage loft this weekend.


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Posted May 11, 2010 - 08:29 AM

i had lincoln logs and legos. also had alot of he-man action figures with snake mountain and castle grey skull. had alot of plastic model cars too.

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Posted May 11, 2010 - 09:10 AM

i had lincoln logs and legos. also had alot of he-man action figures with snake mountain and castle grey skull. had alot of plastic model cars too.


My son had all those He-man things and more! He's nearly 30 now & still has them, and has bought more in the last several years off ebay.

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Posted May 11, 2010 - 09:14 AM

Used to tie thread to June Bugs in summer. It was a poor boy's form of "fly by wire plane"! When the June Bug would tire, just let him go & find a fresh one. They'd fly a perfect circle just like a model airplane.




OMG that is frickin hilarious.



Well, it's true as spring rain. Had a ball with them too. But when the critters for them spiny legs all tangled, it was a mess getting them loose! Country boys can be creative in their fun! LOL




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