Jerry (left) and Jimmy (right) DeKam stand behind their award winning display at the New ulm Toy Show Sunday. Their 1/25 scale model of a farm won 1st place among the displays at the show. The two brothers from Ruthton, Minnesota built most of the models, including many of the tractors, from scratch. Jerry said only a few of the tractors were toys or professional model kits. The rest were all made by hand. The DeKam brothers have pursed this hobby for 45 years.
The red theme continues. The storage barn and office has red farm toys, red mailboxes and red tractor seats that double as chairs. There are a few red pedal tractor toys. Bud has a nice red truck and wears a red baseball cap.