Archive for the ‘Ludvigsen, Al’ Category

March 18, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Erector Sets, Ludvigsen, Al, Vehicles & Transport

Al writes: I bought a complete set from Harvey Nash and decided to build the model. The Zeppelin is all original except for the Joel Perlin cloth bag. I have a beautiful original bag but was too nervous to stretch it over the model!!! I needed a support base so I painted an old 7 1/2 White truck box and mounted the mooring mast to it. It worked out nice.

Al writes: Cast wheels by Frank Usinski, curved flat springs custom made by Bruce Hansen, 1926 rear axle custom made by Dave Blood, all remaining truck parts from Harvey Nash.

Al writes: I had a great time building these trucks. I went to my first regional meet a few years back in Racine and visited Dave Blood’s home. He had a beautiful 1932 truck set on display that I really liked.  I started buying truck sets after that and have been building ever since!

March 16, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Erector Sets, Ludvigsen, Al, Other Models

Al writes: Here are some pictures of my custom made display case that I built into the wall in my home office. The case measures over 11 feet long and 4 1/2 feet tall. I installed low voltage recessed lighting along the top and Lionel type yard lights along the bottom. I had a glass contractor come to the house and install the two very heavy sliding glass doors that keep dust and little fingers out of the display. The case is complete now that I have all of the models built that I wanted to display!

March 14, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Amusement Park Rides, Erector Sets, Ludvigsen, Al

Al Writes: This is my classic period wheel, I built it over the winter, and with much trial and error and much help from Dave Ware’s model on the website, I was able to finally complete the model without throwing it out into the snow…I added four carriages for a total of eight perfectly balanced cars to go around powered by an A47 motor and P52 ladder chain around a 72 tooth gear at the top…As of the submission of this article, I sold the model to Jack Dobrzynski, who had been interested in it since it was built. I delivered the model to his home and it fits in very nicely with his classic period collection. I doubt I will be building another any time soon!!!