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Toy Construction #44: Coal train Builds #2.5

05-03-2016 01:09 AM by htl | 12 comments »

I thought I took a bunch more pictures but???Played with the cabin walls and windows. Next I needed a roof so here’s my take on rounding one out.First I glued the pattern on the edge of the wood [made the wood block extra big so plenty of room to work]then hot glued a big square of scrap 3” X 3” to the roof bottom and cut it out on the band saw.Then with the wood scrap still on it to keep it strait and level I sanded it on the SS. Then I really had some fun...

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Toy Construction #145: Caboose----mail car

07-27-2017 09:50 PM by htl | 12 comments »

Getting started on the next car for my train set.It will be a caboose – mail car.It will be something like this. I got started on the base and sides today.It will be made out of green poplar with cherry ascents.It is a scratch build and will be full size in line with toys and joys train plans.The picture I found on a google caboose search came up with this and the third picture bellow show what I’m using to build this car.I printed out the picture and then had to enlarge it to...

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Toy Construction #189: Reading Train Got the boiler under control to day. #4 1/2

03-05-2018 11:22 PM by htl | 12 comments »

This build has an unbelievable amount of very small parts I could see building this at twice the plans size and this would really be a fun project.. Drilled all the holes for the boiler, all kinds of valves and hand rail holes to get just right. Made a quick jig to hold the boiler while I set everything up and got er drilled.This made it quite easy to put all the markings in place to drill. Then start putting it all together.

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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 #48: Coal Train Build day 8 Put it together just to see how it may look.

05-09-2016 09:10 PM by htl | 10 comments »

If you see something you think needs some work tell me now it’s all glued up tomorrow.I still need to finish up the wheel linkage but that’s about all besides making the coal or wood car.To me the wood car looks better, which one do you like.O! and I guess I need to build the bell to fill that spot on the boiler roof and the tanks under the cabin and the – - – - the more I look at it the more I see what still needs doing. AAAAA!!!!!!

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Toy Construction #199: One More Train #2

04-05-2018 02:38 AM by htl | 8 comments »

Got started on a small train yesterday thinking of making it one of those toy book end kind a projects, but we’ll have to see where it wants to go.The chimney is all ready way different than I had planned but that’s the way it wanted to be. lolThe chimney is also way big but maybe it will turn out alright.The chimney and boiler were glued up for my last train [as one looong turning], but the glue up didn’t go as planed not straight so cut it down and we get another train pro...

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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 #196: Gatto Reading train build Tender is on the table #2

03-24-2018 11:01 PM by htl | 8 comments »

I heard you all and really out of my own model making addiction I got the tender started yesterday.It took a day for the trucks and another for this.Trying to match the sides of the train with the tender so dark half way up then a touch a maple, then walnut itty bitty stuff.There’s really not that much to the tender other than the pain to make trucks.O! And it’s like 14” long!!!

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Toy Construction #194: Gatto Reading train build wheels finished #9 1/2

03-20-2018 12:23 AM by htl | 8 comments »

Getting close but the closer I get the more small itty bitty parts I have to play with.Not to sad these wheels are done. Had to make some small dados and Home Depot has the perfect blade for my model building.It’s just a $14 7 1/4” saw blade but it really cuts a nice bottom. If I remember right this is 3 passes but that’s one nice cut for a rip blade. As I said at the beginning getting close but a ton a fuzz to get rid of..

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

12-21-2011 02:24 PM by bj383ss | 8 comments »

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. Bret

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