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Guy Gadois, January 7 in General & Misc.
1 hour ago, Guy Gadois said:
My current project is a scale model of the "World's Oldest Pickup" truck. This truck used wooden spoke wheels much like older wagons, buggies, and the like. I have made many wood spoke wheels employing traditional full-scale methods, but I thought I would like to try something different. I scroll sawed the wheel including the spokes and then rounded the spokes to the appropriate egg shape. This type of wheel is called an "Archibald" as it uses a metal hub instead of a wooden hub. The tyre is a square section, 3 inch O-ring. I didn't know square section O-rings existed until I stumbled on to a web site called the "O-Ring-Store-LLC", located in Washington State.
Not getting any photos.
I show two photos, one by accident, on my computer. I'll attach another one and maybe the wheel will appear.
Guy,Yes, this photo has appeared! I love wheels... they remain on my list of things to try! Thank you for persisting and sharing a picture with us! And I appreciate the O Ring source too; I am guessing that I will be shopping on their site.
HI! Thanks for the info. Where are they shown on their website? Hi! Bill Hudson.
The link to the O-Ring Store for square section o-rings.
I have seen a square o-ring for garden hose, but this is the only time I have seen them in real life. Are square rubber tires consistent on a certain type of wheel? The only carriage resource that I have locally is the Studebaker National Museum, and I think they have a wooden carriage in the museum, I will have to add this to my list of places to visit this year.
If you search "EngelsCoachShop" site on Youtube, there are many interesting videos on horse drawn vehicles, some with rubber tyres.
Can you post a photo or picture of the actual truck?
Picture of truck.
Looks like a fun project. Is this your modele or the real thing?
I only have this picture of the truck and I don't know if it is full-size or a model.
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