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Wooden Toy Train #4: Final construction, painted and ready to go

01-04-2016 03:35 AM by Tony Slattery | 2 comments »

It’s been a long pause between drinks, so to speak, but I have finally gotten around to updating the progress on the toy train. Because the boiler is hollow, it would be a great place to store things, so I wanted to make a way of being able to gain access. In the real thing, the front of the boiler opens up, or so I believe, and of course there is access to the firebox in the cab section. For the toy, making the front open would be too complicated and too delicate, so I opted for mak...

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Wooden Toy Train

09-05-2015 02:07 AM by Tony Slattery | 5 comments »

Inspired by a sketch of a ride on toy train which was a bit large for my liking, I liked the idea so much that I decided to make a smaller version, this one being only 40 inches long and about 4 inches high. Photo shows the start of making the boiler: strips cut at a 60 degree angle and glued together to make a hexagonal shape reminiscent of the way they used to make barrels in the olden days. Good idea to make two halves and the edges are much easier to true up. Used hot melt glue ...

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