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Toy Construction #152: Train track build finished and on the shelves

08-24-2017 07:14 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Train track build finished and on the shelves. I should add that I added some extra finish up pictures to the last post.

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Toy Construction #139: Getting close

07-12-2017 04:47 PM by htl | 9 comments »

Not got to much more for this puppy. Just some pictures for a days work.

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Toy Construction #136: Been working on the wheels #6

07-07-2017 10:20 PM by htl | 11 comments »

Got started on the wheels and brackets for them.I again made the spokes like on the last train.Then while I was at it and had the tools set up cut out wheels for two more cars.Here's how I did the wheels in my last build.This time I used the miter saw to cut the groves for the spokes was much easier.

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Toy Construction #134: Smoke stack #4

07-01-2017 08:37 PM by htl | 10 comments »

Worked on the dodad’s that go on top of the boiler [smoke stack].Here’s a better look at my sanding drum jig.I scrounged up a router fence and it has some great adjustments for easing up on the sander.I should add that this is set up for the Shop Smith but would work on other tools too. I put slats on the bottom so it can move side ways when I loosen the bolt but can’t move back.By being able to move side ways, when making wheels you use up just a small part of the di...

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Toy Construction #88: diesel locomotive 4

08-02-2016 11:57 PM by htl | 28 comments »

As I’ve noted before this is a project I had my eye on making some thirty years ago and just now getting around to building it. So here’s the last few pictures, I don’t know why but couldn’t think to stop and take more. I used the miter saw to cut the steps, need to use this instead of gluing the parts together much easier and faster, and I like faster. I really didn’t want to put the hand rails on, it’s always these last parts that...

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