North Pole
Mail Snowrod

Builder: Jim Garubba

I've always wanted S.D. Kluger's North Pole Mail truck from the Rankin/Bass animated classic, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. But, the toy version being so big, and expensive, I figured I'd find the parts to build my own show-rod-ish version.

The body is mostly the Fruitwagon, with some modifications. Plus the included stock wheels, wrapped in treads from a Meng tank.

The dual drive train is from a Lil Gasser, and the skis from a Soviet Aerosan.I used some T-shirt material to create the mail bag, and the letters to Santa are all laser printed, cut, and piled up (there's probably 50 in there).

The body paint is a subtle two tone of Cherry Red fenders and bed, with the cab and cowl being Banner Red. Kind of like the show version, but less extreme.

The snow scenics were appropriately supplied by Mother Nature (but that's a different Rankin/Bass production).

Thanks for lookin, and Merry Christmas!

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