Archive for the ‘Scheer, Dan’ Category

March 18, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Erector Sets, Ralston, Greg, Rice, Ted, Scheer, Dan, Vehicles & Transport

Dan Scheer’s Type I Truck and Trailer

I designed this truck and trailer with Type l parts I purchased from Frank Usinski as well as spare parts I had on hand. Dual rear wheels were added to give the truck a unique look. Danco O-Rings were used on the wheels. The red is Chrysler engine red (#1632); a tip from Bruce Hansen.

March 14, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Amusement Park Rides, Erector Sets, Scheer, Dan

Dan writes: After viewing Joe Muscanere’s beautifully made Ferris wheel, I decided to construct one of my own. Although I followed his basic style, several changes were made to fit the theme I had in mind. This Ferris wheel was built primarily in honor of my father, a WWll veteran who recently passed away, but it was also built for all the brave men and women who presently wear or have worn the uniform. I call it the “American Spirit Ferris Wheel”. It was made from spare parts that were stripped clean, primed and painted in a red, white and blue color scheme. The only reproduction parts are the nuts, screws, axles and flags.

· by David Gilbert · Amusement Park Rides, Erector Sets, Scheer, Dan

Dan writes: Spare parts were painted the usual Gilbert colors after they were stripped and primed. The standard Gilbert carousel horse was reproduced on good quality card stock. The saddle and bridle design remained the same, but each horse was given a different color scheme that added some additional panache. My wife Kathy, was my color consultant.

· by David Gilbert · Amusement Park Rides, Erector Sets, Scheer, Dan

This model was originally constructed as an airplane ride only. The planes were made to give a more realistic aircraft look. A few Mecanno parts were used for the wings and the tail assemblies. Also, I added a few extra features to the model. It was built with spare parts that were stripped clean, primed and painted the various colors that Gilbert used over the years.

Recently, I purchased several plastic seats on eBay. Rather than build another ride structure, I made the seats interchangeable with the airplanes.

My wife, Kathy, gives me much needed help as to what color each part should be painted. Always good to include the spouse!