Wooden Toy Train

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Blog entry by Tony Slattery posted 09-05-2015 02:07 AM 1439 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by a sketch of a ride on toy train which was a bit large for my liking, I liked the idea so much that I decided to make a smaller version, this one being only 40 inches long and about 4 inches high.

Photo shows the start of making the boiler: strips cut at a 60 degree angle and glued together to make a hexagonal shape reminiscent of the way they used to make barrels in the olden days.

Good idea to make two halves and the edges are much easier to true up. Used hot melt glue here for its gap filling properties and because I could not think of a practical way of clamping at this angle.

Glued paper disc on both ends as a guide to making it a cylinder using a smoothing plane.

Hole drilled for chimney, and the pencil arrows indicated the direction of the grain.

-- Tony, Australia,

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#1 posted 09-05-2015 02:37 AM

Okay I’m in, you got my attention Tony….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 02:59 AM

Waiting to see the finished product!

I do like making “name trains” and have made many!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 09-05-2015 07:32 AM

Let the train come through.


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#4 posted 09-05-2015 08:35 AM

Toot toot !!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 09-05-2015 04:04 PM

That’s all i need. Thanks for sharing!

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