Buddy L made such products as toy cars, dump trucks, delivery vans, fire engines, construction equipment and trains. Fred Lundahl, founder of the company, started his business by manufacturing pressed steel parts for International Harvester trucks. He ventured into the toy business by making a toy dump truck out of steel scraps for his son Buddy. Soon after, he started selling Buddy L "toys for boys", made of pressed steel.
Buddy L Rail
Buddy L Rail was manufactured (rolled) by Bethlehem Steel Company. It was designed for the 3/4 inch scale Buddy-L trains. The rail is 5/8 inch high.