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Project by SouthavenToyMaker posted 06-19-2019 05:56 PM 1335 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ team,

Recently finished two more train cars for my son’s train. They both were made from recycled 2x material. The car numbers are actually dates, the yellow car is the day his mom and I were married and the orange car is the day I finished the train. Now that I know the finished length of the train (just over 7’) I have to find a space that is long enough and build a shelf for it.

As always all comments are welcome. Thank you for looking / commenting.

-- Sean





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MrWoody

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#1 posted 06-19-2019 06:44 PM

Well done.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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Ivan

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#2 posted 06-19-2019 07:23 PM

Incredible home made train set…I love those colours…your sun must be very happy kid.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 06-19-2019 08:31 PM

Sean what a very nice train set 7’ is very impressive i love the idea of the dates on them GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 06-19-2019 10:31 PM

Nice job shTM. I’m normally not a fan of painted models, however, the color theme seem to fit the situation.

IMHO, playing the devils advocate, you might need to make another loco to paint as the raw timber looks lonely naked and I’d hate to NOT see one unpainted.

PS. With a 7’ loco and rolling stock, you may need to build a halfway station, especially if you allow for leading and trailing tracks.

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

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htl

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#5 posted 06-19-2019 11:52 PM

Great project they turned out really nice!!!
Will fit right in with the rest of your beautiful models.

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 06-20-2019 02:15 AM

Fantastic.

But—LBD is correct- now you have to make unpainted cars AND a painted Locomotive too!

We will be watching & waiting; & I hope not waiting too long!

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

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 06-20-2019 08:52 AM

paint/schmait the locomotive is always not painted. the newer diesel/electric do have a paint scheme but the older ones, I think not.

Now after all that – What a heck of a nice train set !!

-- 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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#8 posted 06-20-2019 12:39 PM

Heirloom’s for sure.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 06-20-2019 01:03 PM

Looks great.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 06-20-2019 03:07 PM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments

Thank LJ for Daily Top 3

I think you all are correct about painting….Maybe new loco for this set painted black. And use this loco for a passenger set of cars that is not painted….hum so many things to build…retirement is for off… I need to win the loto.

-- Sean

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#11 posted 06-20-2019 03:10 PM

.

-- Sean

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#12 posted 06-20-2019 05:47 PM

Really well done! I agree, something to pass down to generations.

-- Petey

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 06-20-2019 07:37 PM



....Maybe new loco for this set painted black. And use this loco for a passenger set of cars that is not painted….
—SouthavenToyMaker

I believe you’re on the right track there…

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

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Pjonesy

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#14 posted 06-20-2019 10:37 PM

That is a great looking train you have made. Well done.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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crowie

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#15 posted 06-21-2019 10:49 AM

That is one very fortunate son to have such beaut carriages for his train…
Family heirloom for sure!!

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

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