Coal Train

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Project by htl posted 05-29-2016 05:22 PM 2762 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally made some track for the train so it’s time to post it up.
It all started with the Caboose with no plans to make any other cars but once I got started I couldn’t stop.
Caboose blog
Train engine blog

This train was made with out the use of the lathe but was made using the disk sander and drill press.

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#1 posted 05-29-2016 05:34 PM

The total package! Notice you did your track different.

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

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#2 posted 05-29-2016 05:45 PM

I’m sure Alex has more to tell than I, but that doesn’t stop me to tell you that I like it very much.


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#3 posted 05-29-2016 05:53 PM


-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 05-29-2016 06:00 PM

Bruce check out the blog for track details.

Thanks Dutchy jim and bruce
Bruce #4

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#5 posted 05-29-2016 06:04 PM

Very Very nice beautiful project well done sir.

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#6 posted 05-29-2016 06:19 PM

Wow that is just gorgeous! The detail is amazing. I’m very impressed.

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#7 posted 05-29-2016 06:26 PM

Thanks Dee1 and Luckybear.
And bear I just loved your stove, way cute and sure she has a ball playing with it.
And Welcome to LJ’s

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#8 posted 05-29-2016 06:54 PM

It’s realy awesome.Real beauty for train lovers.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 05-29-2016 07:01 PM

This steam train is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 05-29-2016 07:11 PM

When I first started this train engine I used some old bed post oak to make the boiler parts and really wasn’t thinking to much about how it would turn out later, but about half way through I started to worry that the oak just wouldn’t look right with everything else being cherry and walnut.
But it turns out the grain in the oak really sets the project off, thank goodness!!!

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#11 posted 05-29-2016 08:47 PM

YAY! You finally made the TRACKS!

Now maybe those guys will get off your case about that !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 05-29-2016 09:34 PM

The whole project has taken some time indeed BUT WOW what a superb result…..

Thank you for all the blogs on the builds, all the extra time and effort to do the work in progress photos plus build notes along with many “how to’s” is very much appreciated….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 05-29-2016 11:28 PM

Exceptionally nice work well constructed and detailed for others to learn how its done.
For me unfortunately too old and poor vision and add poor hand coordination I am out of the race.

On a historical note the first project posted on LJs was a train by Harvey way back in 2006 then the website was launched.

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 05-29-2016 11:32 PM

Way cool thanks robscastle that made my day!!!

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#15 posted 05-29-2016 11:33 PM

Absolutely beautiful train set! It’s nice to see the entire project!!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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