Wooden Models #47: Coal Train Build day 7 Cow catcher redo and chimney

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-08-2016 10:13 PM 2110 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 46: Coal Train Build day 6.5 Cow catcher and other odds and ends. Part 47 of Wooden Models series Part 48: Coal Train Build day 8 Put it together just to see how it may look. »

First thing does any one have some tips on making little bitty axial???
I really need it for the pivot points on the Push Bars and where they hook up to the wheels.

I just didn’t like the way the cow catcher came out so gave it a second try.
I used the same trick I used for the wheels, cutting a grove for the small wood pieces to be glued in, this way they stay in place and can’t move or lean over and just look wrong.

Here’s how it worked out for me.
You’ve seen this before but some may not have so.
I don’t worry where I get started just need some groves to put the slats in.
Spacer in set fence take out space make cut and start all over again.
After I get it all put together then I cut and sand up close to the cow catcher teeth.

Once the groves are cut, I cut the board in half and glue it up making sure the groves match up.
As I glued it up I also glued the middle and biggest grill part this helped to line and square it up for the rest of the parts.

Just a little bigger but turned out much cleaner looking.

Next I played with making a chimney.
Remember that wasted day well it wasn’t wasted after all I drilled out the middle and made my smoke stack with it. lol

Well that just might get er done at least for today.
That’s all folks

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#1 posted 05-08-2016 10:49 PM

You are doing an AMAZING model!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-09-2016 01:02 AM

Very GROOVEy. Great solution… better than a whiskey soak (the solution),

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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