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The mail train build #5: The hard part, advice needed!

06-08-2020 09:00 PM by jeffswildwood | 10 comments »

I’m back. Since my last entry I really hit a snag. I had to walk away from the train a couple times just to clear my mind. I started on the details and wheels, sort of. The pictures are a “rough sketch” made with pine just to see how things will look and fit. I just need to ask those who have made trains if I am on the right coarse. If there is an error in my set up. Remember I am building with no plans. So here is some pictures of my final trial and error of many. This a side view of the drive set up. I changed the base from 1/2 and 3/4 to 1/4. Thinning it down. The barrel is held from the side. The brown dowel pins will be replaced with brass. A front vie...

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