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Wood Scale Models #1: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 1

12-08-2011 07:53 PM by bj383ss | 4 comments »

1949 Reading Steam Freight Train I started a new project. It is a steam train using Gatto plans. I currently have made the main frame, boiler and the display track. I made a jig out of a strip of plywood with grooves spaced the right distance apart and then glued a fence on one side to line up the cross ties. I also made several spacers to go between the cross ties. This made it super easy to make the track. Here is the main frame coming together. The b...

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Train Bed #1: The Plan

04-08-2009 02:27 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

This is something that I ‘m new to, blogging about the building process of a project while it is a work in progress. I thought I would give it a try. This will be a train bed for a customer that loves the Polor Express, so I’ll be working off that theme. Below is a picture of a train bund bed that I built havebefore. This is what the customer saw to inspire this new design. You can watch the live video at our live link on my site. Tune in to watch it being built. Don̵...

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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 #191: Gatto Reading Train Building The Wheels #7

03-16-2018 12:22 AM by htl | 6 comments »

Been working on the wheels the last two days and not to sad their about done. The indexing jig came in quite handy for this operation, saved me a ton a figuring, just use every third hole and you got it just right.I needed 12 holes and the indexer had 36 so it works out just right.

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Train Bed #7: Completed

04-23-2009 03:36 PM by Chris Davis | 3 comments »

The train is back from graphics and completed. Well almost. I am thinking about putting a bell on the front and I need to add the child’s name under the window. Other than that it is finished. After I got it back from graphics, I just reassembled it cut slats and wired the lights. I put a small knob on the headboard to activate a touch sensor. I mounted the control box under the slat cleats, hidden and out of the way. The wire runs under the cleats to the front where it plugs in to ...

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Toy Construction #187: Gatto Reading train build #1

03-01-2018 11:20 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Well it’s time for another train, and going with a different company Gatto which has a little different way of handling the plan details as there are a ton of them and their projects at least the one’s I’ve seen have motors and shocks just a lot more parts to add if you want to. 1949 Reading Steam Freight Locomotive I should add and Ducky complains about all the reading needed for their plans but they do help and add some great tips to help you get er done. HereR...

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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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Jensen's Train Bed #1: Starting to Build

08-14-2012 11:50 AM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

ALL ABOARD! Starting to build one of my train bed. This is what it will look like when I am finished. It will, of course, have a few customized changes requested by the customer, but overall will follow this pattern. I will blog about the steps in this series, but if you’d like to look forward I do post the pictures first on the Current Projects Page of my site. I’m usually a little slow on the write-up.

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Jensen's Train Bed #2: Front Cap

08-14-2012 08:53 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

I am working on the front cap of the train bed. I made a template for the arch and circle. This is something that I should have done about 3 trains ago. I keep having to reinvent the shapes. After I had the templates made, I then used the template to create two identical pieces. To make the front cap thicker we spaced them out with some poplar for framing. The next step will be to wrap it with some bending plywood. Pictures More building pictures and video can be found at:http:/...

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