Jordan's Choo Choo Train

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Project by robbi posted 01-18-2009 08:15 PM 1944 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made my grandson a rocking horse for his first birthday, but getting it to him was so expensive that I haven’t made him anything else. He is now 2 1/2 and he LOVES cars and trains so I found this plan for this train. I am going to visit my daughter in a couple weeks when she gives birth to my second grandson and we are celebrating a late Christmas then. This will be my gift for Jordan. It turned out “okay”, but I don’t think he will notice the flaws. There is a Disney movie that has cars in it and he loves them, my daughter bought all the cars for him and he is learning to say all of the names, so being the innovative grandma that I am, I decided to name all the train cars…you can’t see it in the picture, but I named them all after his two grandmas and his two aunts so he will learn how to say all of our names!! I am a smart one!

-- Robin, California

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#1 posted 01-18-2009 08:41 PM

Very cool! The colors will realy get his attention. I have 7 grand kids (8yrs to 6 mo old) with another due within a couple of weeks so , projects like this are getting more common.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 01-18-2009 09:07 PM


Love the colors!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-18-2009 10:40 PM

Way to go Robbi! I bet he will have a lot of fun.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 01-19-2009 12:34 AM


The train is terrific! And I love the fact that each car has a loved one’s name on it – I must remember to do something similar for each of our six granddaughters ;-)

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#5 posted 01-19-2009 01:23 AM

I’ve seen various plans for train toys but I don’t recognize this one. Do you remember where you got it?

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#6 posted 01-19-2009 01:31 AM

how cool. good job

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#7 posted 01-19-2009 02:12 AM

Very cool. Did something similar for my 2 year old for holidays that I posted a month ago. It was a bit more basic in design. I’m sure it wlil be well received.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#8 posted 01-19-2009 03:24 AM

Awesome. My grandson just celebrated his 2nd birthday and it was a train theme. He is just fascinated with them. I too am. I have just loved trains all my life. What a cute gift and like you said very smart way to do a little teaching with it!
Congratulations on your up and coming newest family member.
Grandparenting ROCKS!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#9 posted 01-19-2009 03:51 AM

Thanks everyone for your nice comments. I bought the plan at “Toys for Joys” I believe it was called. I changed it a little, the 3rd car was supposed to be…shoot, I can’t remember what they called it, but it was just the car with a slanted piece of wood on it. Jordan loves to “put things in” things so I made it a little carrying car, he can put his little cars in it. Thanks again for the nice comments.

-- Robin, California

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#10 posted 01-19-2009 05:47 AM

Great colors! And you don’t have to worry about the source of the paint and parts. I love home made toys and this one will be around a lot longer than the store bought plastic ones.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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