I have a collection of Erector sets so I put some sides on my Canopy Express to turn it into an Erector truck.
WOW! What a great looking truck. Nice idea for the side too.
I like your rear bumper
I have the White truck set too. Probably a whole bunch here do too?
I knew a fellow who built a model of the Mackinaw Bridge from erector sets and it took alot of them!!!!!!!!!!!! If i remember right it was over 20 foot long and featured at the 50'th anniversary of the bridge! He was interesting to say the least and he had a full sized caboose in his yard along M-115 north of Clare Mi. Bud.
You are right, Bud. I had never seen that, thanks!
I've been a casual collector of Erector sets ever since I was given a used 8 1/2 set for my 9th birthday. Best toy ever invented.
I recently picked up two hard-to-find skyscraper sets at an estate sale. Based on the names printed on the boxes, apparently two brothers each received one for Christmas in 1935.
I too have a few ERECTOR Sets and enjoyed my 7 1/2 set received for Christmas in around 1956. Still have it along with my Lionel trains.
When I was in engineering college we did an informal survey and every engineering student in our dorm floor had owned an ERECTOR Set somewhere along the line. I credit the Erector Set, Lionel Trains and operating model Steam Engine with my lifetime career as a professional engineer.
Kids need more of this mechanical stuff and less computer games..
I once saw a Lionel Train Model T Delivery truck. It was way cool too.
Thanks for the link Ed! I saw it partial ass at his house.He was into buying and selling those motorized railroad speedsters and i should have bought a nice 31 model A from him.I think he has passed on? Bud.
I too had an Erector set, model steam engine & Marx, (not Lionel), train, and I too am a P.E. I think we're onto something here!
I like the modern Lionel with Trainmaster and Command control! Bud.
The Lionel original ZW transformer is the best I think
If your going to credit Erector Sets, then you'd better not mention the "L" train word in the same sentence--American Flyer trains, with REAL 2-rail track would be the engineering student's choice!!
WOW!! what a find! Scarce as "hen's teeth!"
Really like Joe's truck.
George, probably not a lot of folks here with the Erector truck set, they aren't real common.
I like the way you can build lash up's with modern.I have two of the same 0 8 0 switching steamers that the lead pulls 8 or 10 cars and the second pulls the same.Yup,got the ZW! Bud.
I have the #7-1/2 Car/Truck set as mentioned and also the Ferris Wheel set (#9 or #9-1/2 ??). The car set is a unique thing for T guys would be the front axles and spindles...they called it a White...but with poetic license you could argue that the front end is really an 'improved' T
The choice of PE's? If ya let a P. Eng. into that club then you can add one more?...haha. Erector set must have been contagious...
Thanks, guys. I didn't know Erector would get such a response. So I'll add a few more pictures. I have 7 Erector White trucks and I also have the "B" girder Ferris Wheel set from 1928 that stands 42" high. They made a 6 ft. Ferris Wheel set but I've never found one.