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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 #265: 32 Hot Rod Chevy Coupe Fenders & radiator installed

08-09-2019 07:59 PM by htl | 7 comments »

This fir sure make sanding quick but the dings it gets are a pain! Going to have some really wide tires on the back so needed to cut some more out.These quality hole saws make quick,clean work of it with very little sanding a big plus in my book.. Then need to figure how the radiator will fit in, really took my time with this as any part of it buggered up would mean tons a redoes. :-[ It’s coming together now. #4 over and out.

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Toy Construction #264: 32 Hot Rod Chevy Coupe

08-07-2019 11:44 PM by htl | 4 comments »

Worked on the radiator and front fenders. Added a smaller bearing to my flush cuter bit.Adds just enough lip to get er done. Then on to the front fenders. #4 over and out

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Toy Construction #263: 32 Hot Rod Chevy Coupe

08-06-2019 10:49 PM by htl | 9 comments »

I keep giving away my hot rods so lets try it one more time.I hid the big motor on the last one so thought I would leave the hood off this time to let it be seen, will also be putting the fenders on it, adds a ton a work but really makes for one sweet looking ride. Lowered the roof about a half inch and lowered the body to where the frame is covered, there’s a name for it but ain’t coming to me right now. +++ Up Date+++cutting body = chop,lowering over chassis = channeling.....

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Toy Construction #260: 32 Ford working on the radiator

07-20-2019 09:47 PM by htl | 8 comments »

It’s coming together. I always love playing with the radiator or grill.I made sure I built it and glued it to the bonnet before I glued the hood to the frame as last time I forgot and made my work a lot harder. It’s so much easier to sand the grill and hood as one part with out the frame and other parts in the way. Here you can see the plywood heart of the hood. Then glue it all up and sand every thing flush. The oak has some nice grain to it but had to work around a l...

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Toy Construction #255: Mining Truck 3&4

05-09-2019 09:54 PM by htl | 8 comments »

Just about there, still need to build the hydraulics.

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Toy Construction #254: Mining Truck 1&2

05-04-2019 08:36 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Playing with another Mining Truck as I already had some wheels ready from the last time I built one.This time will use walnut and maple as this is what’s scraps are in the shop.The wheels are 3” so are 1 1/4” smaller than the plans call for, because of this I shrunk the plans down to work.I just don’t need a model with 4 1/4” wheels way to big, I built the hummer and man is it a big monster of a model.Here’s what the wheels would have looked like. Ta...

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Toy Construction #251: 1932 Tow Truck #2

03-29-2019 10:14 PM by htl | 8 comments »

Still haven’t made up my mind if it’s pick up or panel truck or farm all? I’m just about to the point I better figure out what I’m making? :-[

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Toy Construction #250: 1932 Tow Truck #1

03-27-2019 11:53 PM by htl | 6 comments »

Needed to get out of the house so grabbed my folders of plans and hit the shop.I usually pick a plan and print out the parts I need.Not up to any thing complicated so found the old tanker truck plans that I have built before.One of Toys and Joys older very simple plans.Here’s what I made with the plans last time. As much as I like making cattle cars for my trains may try adding a cattle mover rear end. />Here’s what I have in mind. Here’s what I got done today. Fra...

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