Jake's Train

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Project by GHS posted 12-13-2009 08:14 PM 1464 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a train plan and then toolmakered it, as my coworker calls it I am a tool & die maker. It is made of
cherry , wheels ,axles, the works. Jake is my grandson and will recieve it xmas am. I choose to share it with
you as it may give you and idea or insperation for your next project.

Keep the chips flying


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#1 posted 12-14-2009 01:39 AM

Great looking train. You did a very nice job on it. I am sure Jake will love it.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 05:03 AM

Now that’s a present he will cherish for many years and pass on to his kids


-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 12:44 AM

children always love gift´s and that is a great present that he deffently will abuse the good way


and welcome to LumberJock

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 12:46 AM

Looks great! Where did you get the plan?

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#5 posted 12-15-2009 05:10 AM

hey john thanks for the complement toys and joys patterns was my source. the base of the cars are
somwhat thick ,1 1/4 , useing cherry in my case made them a little heavy. thaet could be a good thing as
they dont tip over easily. The firsr two cars are the only ones to print. The rest I desigened myself.
I enjoy that alot about wood working.Useing the base you go for it and build away.My grandson likes
match box cars, thus the car carrier. I just 45ed corners on the boxes and glued them up. The shiney
parts on the engilne are polished alumiun. You can also drill holes part way thru the bases for little people
figures. If useing wooden axles I suggest 1/64 clearence as moisture my cause problems later.
Thats all for now. keep the chips flying GHS ( Gary from Meadville Pa.)

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