Wood Burner Train

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Project by htl posted 07-21-2017 03:23 PM 4900 views 12 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got my shop up and running after moving to a new to me house, and this is the first model project out the door.
Made with poplar, cherry and the wheels are oak all scraps from a friends cabinet shop.
Blog is here.
This was built using the Toys And Joys plans for the wood burning train.
Most of my builds I shrink them down to 2/3 the normal plan size but went full size with this project.
Here’s a blog post talking about the difference in size.
This train is usually built using a lath for the boiler domes and chimney but I did it instead with my disk sander, in the blog I show a little about this process.

And here's my first train build.

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#1 posted 07-21-2017 03:25 PM

Good looking train, I like the stack, different.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 07-21-2017 03:31 PM

Beautiful job…

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#3 posted 07-21-2017 03:32 PM

Thanks Hunter!!!
My way of thinking for the stack is, I’ve got to glue something up so might as well make it something a little different.

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#4 posted 07-21-2017 03:47 PM

Bruce this is really a nice one. I’m still bussy with my tractor and than I want to do a bully, but such a train is also a very nice project! Maybe I have time for such a beauty in 2020?

Well done and thanks for the building blog.


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#5 posted 07-21-2017 03:49 PM

This is a beautiful steam engine and it is so skillfully done. It displays a lot of fine details and craftsmanship. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 07-21-2017 03:55 PM

Howdy Bruce ….well I can tell your new shop is working out very well for you …...maybe someday I will build a train ….but first finish sprint car …then I think onto Dutchy tractor …we will see …..A GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 07-21-2017 04:00 PM

Absolutely stunning workmanship Bruce. I love it.

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#8 posted 07-21-2017 04:08 PM

C’mon #4... You’ve been expecting it I bet…

The build is absolutely great and with the oiling, the contrasts really pop (nearly enough to make a POOF-POOF... at least that’s my steamy impersonation).

However, it’s not gonna go nowhere without tracks......

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 07-21-2017 04:10 PM

Ducky It’s got to have something to pull before it will get any tracks me thinks. LOL!!!

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#10 posted 07-21-2017 04:19 PM

fantastic good to see it finished have enjoyed watching the build of it. What’s the next project

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#11 posted 07-21-2017 04:28 PM

Digger probable the cattle car, the last one I made was a really fun build.
And I already have the wheels[trucks???] cut and drilled out.

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#12 posted 07-21-2017 06:20 PM

Love trains and this one is no exception as it is beautiful from top of stack to tracks, wait there are no tracks!
Really nice work!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#13 posted 07-21-2017 06:41 PM

Ooooo no!!! Not another one of them pesky track lovers. LOL!!!!!!!

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#14 posted 07-21-2017 07:15 PM

Number 1.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#15 posted 07-21-2017 07:25 PM

It’s realy excellent and amaizing. Interesting the way you made those parts without latghe. I like that lokomotive cabin details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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