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Old March 6th, 2012, 07:53 PM
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A forum. Oh boy this sounds like a sickness within a sickness. LOL

1:2 still sounds very big to me. I am so glad my kids are older or I'd be tempted by this madness.
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The wheels are really just wheel barrow wheels with a sprocket welded onto one or both for the chain off the motor or motors to turn.
Hum... That does not sound very good!
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A lot of the guys dismantle a mobility scooter for the motor and some of the drive train components.
I can't seem to find one at a decent price. But thinking about it, it I had up the cost of motors + controller + etc, I might actually afford a decent scooter after all....


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I believe the toylander is a 1:4 replica and the kids and I fit in it. Any reason you are set on 1:2?
Then I got that wrong. I thought it was a 1:2 scale. Then I'm set for a 1:4 scale after all!

Still have not decided between 2x200W motors or a gas engine. I'm thinking electric = quiet; gas = no need to recharge batteries.

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There is a forum for Toylander builders/owners.
I glanced at it and did not find really US-based posts that stated where they got their parts from. I'll look again (maybe there is a "customer only" area?).

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I am so glad my kids are older or I'd be tempted by this madness.
You should get a head start. You know you'll have grand kids at some points.... Might want to start early since I'm told those things take _years_ to complete.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 08:11 AM
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We've been running the Toylander a bit in the freakishly nice weather. Few notes- steering is loose but works well. Corners about like a real Rover. 1 motor isn't great if you need the adult in the truck- tends to be slower and not a lot of umph up hills. so far we've had it run for 1 hour straight and it seems to do really well. The battery should go for 4-6 hours on a single charge but I don't know how much extra load an adult over working 1 motor adds to the mix- if anything.

Here are some more photos as it sits now. Still need to wire the horn and lights but otherwise it's jut about done. I don't keep the seta back in it since I ride in it right now. Eventually I'll add that. Also, a trailer is needed as there is so much "stuff" that needs to go on our excursions to the park.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 08:46 AM
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How far over budgeted hours did it take to build it?

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Few notes- steering is loose but works well. Corners about like a real Rover. 1 motor isn't great if you need the adult in the truck- tends to be slower and not a lot of umph up hills. so far we've had it run for 1 hour straight and it seems to do really well.
Wow, they've really perfected these to act like the real things, huh?
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Old March 10th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Wow, they've really perfected these to act like the real things, huh?
Didn't have a budget- was going for a restoration Close to the real thing- lacking the oil leaks and seems to start reliably.
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My daughter is 4 months old today. Sounds like I need to place the order ASAP to finish by sweet sixteen.

Any thoughts advice from the guys from have ordered stuff from Toylander?
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Color this week-end, needs another coat and then a clear and it will be ready for parts.
I'm getting ready to protect the panels (note: nowhere near having something that runs on its own yet! ). What did you use to seal the MDF? I think I will go with a thinned oil-based sanding primer (2 or 3 coats). Does this seem about right?
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Anyone have a set of plans they would share in exchange for driveline assistance. I have access to shelves of geared motors from mobility scooters that are virtually free and appear perfect for this project.

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Has anyone recently purchased plans to build a Toylander? I was just in contact with them and they now won't sell anything, including plans to the US. I asked for recommended resellers that might and heard crickets. Any suggestions?
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That's crazy. Did someone pirate their stuff?
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Bet the lawyers or insurance got to them.
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Old May 9th, 2014, 07:54 PM
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Has anyone recently purchased plans to build a Toylander? I was just in contact with them and they now won't sell anything, including plans to the US. I asked for recommended resellers that might and heard crickets. Any suggestions?
Buy them in the UK and ship them over?

Plenty of people have offered to do a mail forwarding service.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 08:02 PM
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Buy them in the UK and ship them over?

Plenty of people have offered to do a mail forwarding service.
That will have to be the way. Hoping someone pops up and offers here. Just want the template plans at the very least. That would save a ton of time and effort.
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Did Richard say why he won't sell to the US? It's not a big company, just him in his garden shed from what I've gathered.

Best bet would be to get someone in the UK to forward the book to you. It has the plans in it and he includes paper templates for the pieces.
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I want one too. I'm too lazy to build it. Wonder if I can buy a complete one and ship it over.
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I want one too. I'm too lazy to build it. Wonder if I can buy a complete one and ship it over.
The forum has a few for sale.
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Did Richard say why he won't sell to the US? It's not a big company, just him in his garden shed from what I've gathered.

Best bet would be to get someone in the UK to forward the book to you. It has the plans in it and he includes paper templates for the pieces.
Insurance and customs "issues". He did send me a note this morning saying he's seeking a NA distributor via a LRNA dealer. So we'll see...
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Lawyers were one issue. Another cabinet shop that he sent CAD drawings to started selling them for a time. I have a set of plans. PM for details
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