Toy train

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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 07-25-2014 09:00 PM 1671 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest toy project towards my goal of 300 toys before the end of the year This small train set was made from a book by Jim Makowicki,:”Making Heirloom Toys”. I altered the design slightly: (Locomotive is a little different). I like the toy because it is durable and I can add additional cars very simply.

-- Jupiter

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 01:58 AM

wow, that is an impressive goal 300 toys before year end. You will make a lot of kids (young and old) very hapoy. The train looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 01:52 PM

What a goal, 300 toys, wow. I bought that book a few years back and have needed a kick in the pants to make some. My grand-daughters are older and wouldn’t enjoy them much, but I have a couple of adopted grandsons that most surely would love them. This is a beauty and a keepsake you can get down on the floor and play with.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 02:23 PM

You are lucky man- you are making your own toys!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 09:17 PM

What a train, looks wonderful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 07-29-2014 01:51 AM

Great build, many more cars in the future?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 09-06-2014 07:09 AM

That is an awesome train. I have a 2 year old going on 3. He would love a toy like that, it’s too bad his pa has a few more years to go before his skill level is on track.

-- Jareds garage.

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