Wood Scale Models #3: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 3

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Blog entry by bj383ss posted 12-21-2011 02:24 PM 4263 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another update on the train. Made the catwalks and started on the cab parts.

Catwalks 3 pieces per side. The bottom piece has a 30 taper, and the top piece has a 15 taper so they will snug up against the side of the boiler.

Cab front wall.

3 more days til Xmas. Can’t wait to see my boys open their gifts.


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#1 posted 12-21-2011 03:43 PM

Bret, the train looks awesome. Your boys will like it for sure.

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 04:00 PM

This looks great. Your boys will love it.

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 04:45 PM

Looks great, I am tempted to try this train myself after seeing your photos. By the way, Is that a Christmas tree in your shop?

-- Ryan

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 05:28 PM

This is something you boys will cherish, very nice, I can’t wait to get started in model building.

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 10:28 PM


looking good sofare


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#6 posted 12-23-2011 03:59 AM

Got a couple more pieces made. Sand dome, steam turret cover, Cab rear, Cab Floor and Cab Roof.

Sand Dome

Steam turret cover

Cab rear

Roof, floor and cab mocked up.

thanks for lookin’

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 07:17 PM

Wow. I am amazed. I’m looking forward to watching this project progress. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 11:05 PM

Hey 383
The train is looking great. I am building one also but out of cherry. Just wondering how are you going to put the letters and numbers on (ie:paint,stencil,wooden letters) I can’t find a soure for “O” gauge letters anywhere.I am working on making the wheels right now.Will keep you posted.

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