Q. What is "Photo-etch?"
A. Photo Etching, or chemical machining as it is sometimes called, uses the photography process, along with strong chemicals, to etch a thin sheet of metal. This leaves a profile, with see through detail, similar to our logo. Amazingly fine detail can be reproduced with this process.
Q. What kind of parts can be made with this process?
A. Any part that is flat, or has a limited number of bends, (such as an "L" shape) can be made with this process. Curved shapes (such as a plow moldboard), or parts with varied thicknesses (such as an engine block) do not lend themselves to this process.
Q. Will TractorFab make custom parts for me?
A. TractorFab must invest in "tooling" for each part. Therefore, low volume custom parts are somewhat cost prohibitive. If you are a custom builder and are looking for parts and need a fair quantity, send us an email and we can discuss your project. If you have product suggestions, please let us know! We are always looking for new product ideas.
Q. Does TractorFab attend farm toy shows?
A. No. Due to other obligations, TractorFab generally does not attend. However, our products are available through our dealers - see the upcoming shows tab to see which dealer will be at what show.
Q. Where can I buy TractorFab parts?
A. TractorFab parts can be purchased directly from this website. TractorFab also has a dealer network from which our parts can also be purchased. See our TractorFab dealers page. If you are a farm toy dealer and/or custom toy maker, and would like to offer our parts in your line-up, contact us for more information.
Q. What if I don't have a PayPal Account?
A. If you wish to pay with a credit card, and do not have a PayPal Account, you can still use the PayPal option. On the PayPal payment screen, select credit card, and enter in your information. If you wish to pay with a check, select that option, and the check can be mailed to our business address.
Q. Does TractorFab offer any 1/16 scale parts?
A. At this time, TractorFab is only offering 1/64 scale items. As time is limited, this is more than enough to fill our plate.