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Toy Construction #268: Scratch build Steam Train wheels

08-27-2019 07:23 PM by htl | 8 comments »

Got a little more done. Found out my tread making jig also does a pretty good job at making spoke wheels, sure saves a lot a time I would have to be drawing all the points needed to drill. Just add a blank and drill, once the jig is centered to the bit. The indexer is set up for cutting 36 treads but as you can see I have it marked for every other hole or as I did this time every third hole. As you can see the backer plate gets pretty chewed up when making the different sizes...

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Toy Construction #267: Scratch build Steam Train

08-23-2019 11:07 PM by htl | 10 comments »

This will be a scratch built Steam train in the style of the 1860’s or there about.Something like this. Here’s where I got to today.I have three partial days in it, one of those spit and sputter builds. I have the plans for both Toys and Joys trains but wanted it to have a longer look to the boiler.I have built both the wood and coal T&J’s Trains.Started with the frame.The back is 3/4” and went back and thinned the front part down to 1/2”, I used dowels...

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Toy Construction #132: Wood burning train #2

06-29-2017 12:12 AM by htl | 14 comments »

Well I got some insulation in the ceiling so till I get more $$$ for insulation for the walls will be getting back to building models.Got the plans for the wood burner Toys and Joys plans so will be playing with this for a little while.I build the coal burner a while back but shrunk it down but this time going to try a full size train so may put in a few more details, we’ll see how that goes. :-] Since moving to a new shop having to find the tools I need and figure out the best why t...

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Toy Construction #43: Coal Train Build #1

05-01-2016 12:30 AM by htl | 8 comments »

Well the plans came in and it’s full steam ahead. Yahoo!!!Starting the Toys And Joys Coal train.I started on the boiler, my thoughts being this is the hardest part everything else can be adjusted to suit it.Here’s what I got done today, I know it doesn’t look like much but this is a big part to this project. Nothing is glued up so may go back and make the walnut rings thinner but we’ll see. Lets back up and start at the beginning.Remember there’s a hun...

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