Wooden Models #64: Finishing Up the ????? Train Car

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-18-2016 07:35 PM 4052 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been wanting to build this car for a while and finally got my chance.
I was a fun 2 1/2 day build, I really like these train car builds every thing is all square and boxy so easy to build and once you’ve made one or two with plans your all set to adjust the plans and make something completely different.

If I hadn’t already glued the top on I would have made it in to a giraffe car with a lever to make his head come in and out of the car, but o well maybe another time.

Here’s the jig I used to drill out the wheel centers.

Then on to sanding them.

Then putting the running gear all together.

I trimmed out the roof with walnut so there would be a little color to connect it to the other cars.

And a shot with the caboose to show how it will match up.

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#1 posted 06-18-2016 07:40 PM

it certainly does not take you long at all ….. heck half my time is waiting for glue to dry LOL
another GREAT JOB Bruce

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#2 posted 06-18-2016 08:03 PM

Super glue rules when your building models but if it was for kids would have to take more time and make it heavy duty.

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#3 posted 06-18-2016 09:58 PM

Another GREAT one!

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#4 posted 06-18-2016 10:32 PM

You certainly work fast Bruce.
Saying that the quality of the workmanship is up there, well done sir…

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#5 posted 06-19-2016 01:47 AM

... but if it was for kids would have to take more time and make it heavy duty.

- htl

Another great build and I really like the look of all those slats.

But one quick question, how do you keep the kids still to ensure the glue sets… kiddie clamps?

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#6 posted 06-19-2016 02:28 AM

Train is getting longer, looks great.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 06-19-2016 03:48 AM

Duck tape never leave home with out it!!!

And thanks all for checking in!!!

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#8 posted 10-24-2018 01:07 AM

Great work, I enjoy looking at your builds, and reading the blogs. Keep up the good work.

A few question for you here.
Do the wheel mechanisms pivot to allow the trains to follow a curved track?
Do you use a pin to tie the individual cars together?

Years ago I build a train set (engine and 5 cars for my kids, not an elaborate thing, but turned out to be a great Christmas present. Funny thing is I still have the plans with I drew up.

Thanks for sharing

-- Eric, Upstate South Carolina

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#9 posted 10-24-2018 01:23 AM

Eric Check out the last picture, it’s a gripper style system, no pins needed.

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