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Project by FrenchGoattoys posted 02-01-2019 01:57 PM 1287 views 6 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this train for my great nephew. It was one of my first attempts at toy building. I didn’t have a plan. I just kept looking at pictures, some of which came from lumberjocks, when I needed ideas. So, I thought I would post the result some of you unknowingly helped with.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 02-01-2019 02:17 PM

hold on folks – there’s a new sheriff in town. That is a beautiful example seat of the pants construction, good job

Oh – Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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MinnesotaMarty

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#2 posted 02-01-2019 02:48 PM

Very nice detail. Truly an heirloom toy. I know your great nephew will appreciate the craftsmanship for years to come.

Marty

-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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htl

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#3 posted 02-01-2019 03:43 PM

Super cute train set and well thought out for sure!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 02-01-2019 03:49 PM

top class grade A work there and without a plan super wow GREAT JOB :<)) Welcome 2 LJ’s

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

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americancanuck

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#5 posted 02-01-2019 05:06 PM

Wow is all I can say!!!

-- Retired and lovin it

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 02-01-2019 05:17 PM

WOW+++ WOW!

A super super job!

MANY HOURS OF WORK IN THAT ONE!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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moke

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#7 posted 02-01-2019 05:45 PM

Oh My!!!!! First Attempt? Great job!

-- Mike

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PaulDoug

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#8 posted 02-01-2019 06:24 PM

I guess you know that is awesome! Very well done.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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jim65

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#9 posted 02-01-2019 08:10 PM

beautiful, very very nice, well done!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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fivecodys

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#10 posted 02-01-2019 09:09 PM

That is absolutely beautiful!
The attention to detail is amazing.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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AJ1104

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#11 posted 02-02-2019 12:55 AM

Beautiful train with an amazing amount of detail. Your great Nephew now has an heirloom. Really well done!

-- AJ

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 02-02-2019 02:38 AM

Beautifully made G’T’... and without plans… Nice take on the caboose!

How’d you put the coal into the tender… and don’t say scaled down using a photo copier!

BTW. Does it only come with road tyres or do you intend to make a set of tracks? I only ask this as if it’s too complex for the nephew to play with using tracks and only ”road wheels”, in the hands of a too young youngster I’d be concerned about it’s life expectancy.

Wercome to LJ. I’m sure by the quality of this loco, it’s not your first woodworking project. Look forward to seeing some of your other creations.

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

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Julian

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#13 posted 02-02-2019 02:40 AM

Looks fantastic.

-- Julian

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FrenchGoattoys

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#14 posted 02-02-2019 07:02 AM

Great questions littleBlackDuck. This train was a lot of trial and error, the coal was no exception. The final process involved cutting a wedge from a clue up and shaping it with various tools, to wit: Forstner bits and sand paper to round the edges. I then had some spray used for making plant pots look like stone. I spayed the wedge with several coats until I liked it. I then said to myself, holy crud, that looks kind of good and went with it.

As far as the wheels are concerned, it just has the road wheels. I tried several different ways to make wheels, but I just could not seem to get a clean enough end product for my obvious annal ways. I finally came across the spoked wheels and turned them around so the spokes whe more prominent. I don’t intend to build tracks. I am just happy to have spoked wheels that look better then what I was producing.

I set out to build a toy my nephew could play with. I ended up a train he can’t touch until he is 30 or so. So, yeah, I am concerned about longevity, but his mom and dad are all about protecting it.

As far as first wood project, no. I started wood working about 10 years ago. Started with bird houses and welcome signs. Dabbled in some patio furniture, cabinets, and cutting boards. About two, almost three, years agos my granddaughter came. I decided I needed to build toys and built her a lowboy from a set of plans. After that, for the next two years, I built the train. Sometimes going weeks at a time trying to figure out the best course of action to get a particular detail.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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Ivan

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#15 posted 02-02-2019 08:38 AM

Absolutely amaizing! Contrasting details…just incredible, authentic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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