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Wooden Models #268: Scratch build Steam Train wheels

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-27-2019 07:23 PM 1793 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 267: Scratch build Steam Train Part 268 of Wooden Models series Part 269: Scratch build Steam Train Cow Catcher »

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 and angled treads.

Then I glued the parts to some card board to keep every thing lined up and glued in the spokes.

I forgot to mention I added a walk way before I started the wheels.

I really have fun adding all the dodads inside the cab.

Then I wasn’t going to do it but added the wheel Guides to the bottom of the wheels. Sorry don’t know what you call them, but I built them!!! lol

Up next will be the cow catcher, I always have fun figuring it out. #4 over and out

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#1 posted 08-27-2019 07:38 PM

Nice work, never cease to amaze me with your talent

-- Sean

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hookfoot

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#2 posted 08-27-2019 11:23 PM

Love it.

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#3 posted 08-27-2019 11:35 PM

great work man!!!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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FrenchGoattoys

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#4 posted 08-28-2019 04:08 AM

Nice, real nice.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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FrenchGoattoys

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#5 posted 08-28-2019 04:08 AM

Nice, real nice.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#6 posted 08-28-2019 10:33 AM

G’day Bruce, You have an amazing eye for detail without compromise for a quality model. Well done sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 08-29-2019 11:07 AM

So cool. Love all the extra detail you’re putting into it.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#8 posted 08-30-2019 11:33 AM

Looking Good I like the detail.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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