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thejunkman

Nylint Road Grader restoration

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As with some of my other vintage toys from my Dad and me I worked on this off and on. If you follow me elsewhere you may have seen updates, but here it is the finished restoration.

Ready for some serious sandbox road building! That is one thing I enjoyed about this toy as a kid is its weight. It is heavy so the blade actually works with minimal down pressure, unlike other brands like Tonka that had a relatively light weight grader.
 
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I think mine was green? Built a lot of roads with it. Dad was none too happy to see that I had mixed up some concrete and paved some of them. Yes, real concrete. :o:D

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Green?  That probably was a Marx or Doepke brand.  The Nylint's were only Orange or Yellow (later versions), but anyways.  Real Concrete!!?

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After Googling pictures, mine must have been a Marx.

Yes, concrete. There was a partial bag of readymix in the garage, so I mixed some with water and poured a layer of it over my graded roadbed and smoothed it out with a trowel. I had about 70 feet of superhighway in the back flowerbed.

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