Farm Toys

In my late grade school and early junior high years, I was fascinated by farming and farm implements. Using money I earned from my paper route (I delivered the Peoria Journal Star, which I would place on your front porch every morning, including Sundays, for 55 cents per week), I purchased many of these Tru-Scale toys.

I only played with these toys indoors, so they stayed clean and, for the most part, rust-free. A flood in my parents' basement once covered some of them with a thin layer of ceramic slip, but I was able to clean them pretty well.

Most, if not all, of these toys were purchased at either Adams Discount in Macomb, Illinois, or Arlans Department Store in Galesburg, Illinois.

Tractor (T-401)

Wagon (W-402)

Spreader (S-403)

Plow (P-404)

Combine (C-406)

Loader (L-407)

Hay Baler (B-408)

Mounted Corn Picker (J-411)

Disk Harrow (H-412)


A copy of this catalog came with every Tru-Scale product I bought, but I was surprised to find that I still had one. It was in the only surviving tractor (T-401) box that I have.


Click on the image above to see a facsimile of the catalog.

There is no copyright notice on the catalog, so to the best of my knowledge, I am not breaking any laws by posting it here. If anybody knows differently, please let me know (

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