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Toy Construction #256: Reading Passenger Car Gatto Plan

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-27-2019 07:16 PM 1188 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got started on the Gatto passenger car that should fill out that train set.
I built the Reading train a while back and then bought the Gatto plan set that goes along with it for the cars.
This is Plan#29
I almost didn’t build it because it’s so long and with the other cars and Train will really be a long one for sure.
As you can see in the picture I clamped down a board to the edge of the table so as I glued up the sides I could add some pressure as the super glue kicked in.
Not shown but I held a square to it as I held it to keep every thing squared up.

There are 26 chairs to make yuck!!! LOL

I put Danish oil on the seats as once the roof is on it ain’t going to get done.

Then on with the roof.

I cut the last board at an angle for the roof and glues it on but just needed a little more work, so took it to the table saw and did a job on my nerves cutting it, but that got it close enough to sand it to right.
So So glad the box was square or this could have got tricky!!!


This is going to be one long car!!!
This was done over many short days.

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#1 posted 05-27-2019 08:22 PM

A new one to follow. Nice! And looking good.

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#2 posted 05-27-2019 09:13 PM

I hope you’ve saved me a seat on this carriage Bruce… looking very good already

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#3 posted 05-27-2019 09:18 PM

Crowie there’s 52 seats so no problem other than I glued the doors shut. LOL

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#4 posted 05-27-2019 09:38 PM

Excellent….I like the contrasting wood.

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#5 posted 05-27-2019 10:07 PM

Redoak I’ve just about run out a scraps of walnut but my cabinet shop buddy sent word that he’s just about ready to build some cherry cabinets so may have some wood just in time. LOL

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#6 posted 05-27-2019 10:12 PM

I just took some pictures of my way dirty shop right in the middle of the passenger car build and up dated my shop pictures if any one is interested.
I couldn’t figure out how to change out the 6 extra pictures but this way you can see how it used to be.

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#7 posted 05-27-2019 11:12 PM

i guess i will be building one of these one day after the engine and tender which i started other day looks good #4 :<)))

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#8 posted 05-28-2019 01:53 AM

How many Shopsmiths do you have….looks like two based on shop pictures.

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#9 posted 05-28-2019 02:10 AM

Yes two, one set up as a drill press wall mount, the other is a full SS.

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#10 posted 05-28-2019 03:29 AM

My work shop is here.

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#11 posted 05-28-2019 05:26 AM

It looks really nice. I totally get the length concerns. I originally had a passenger car in mind for my train, as well as a tanker and flat car. But after 3 feet and the fact I was given it to a two/three year old, I abandoned the idea. So kootos to you for seeing it through.

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#12 posted 05-28-2019 09:16 AM

ALL ABOARD!!! hahaha, Bruce that is looking really good my friend. I’m gonna take a seat during this build, as soon as the doors get opened back up. Ha.

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#13 posted 05-28-2019 10:14 AM

FrenchGoattoys On my Toys and Joys trains [which have more of a toy look] I went ahead and shortened the cars but with the Gatto engine being so long and more of a model I felt it just wouldn’t look right made much shorter.
I need to take some measurements as to how long the whole things going to be.
I already have some train railing made up but don’t think it will be enough. :-[

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#14 posted 05-28-2019 02:16 PM

with the engine, tender ,hopper, passenger and caboose the whole thing is 80” long thats 7 feet my friend LOL :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#15 posted 05-28-2019 05:30 PM

I better quit building it right now or I’ll have to cut a hole in the wall!!! :-[

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