Wood Scale Models #3: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 3

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Another update on the train. Made the catwalks and started on the cab parts.

Catwalks 3 pieces per side. The bottom piece has a 30 taper, and the top piece has a 15 taper so they will snug up against the side of the boiler.

Cab front wall.

3 more days til Xmas. Can’t wait to see my boys open their gifts.



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#1 posted 982 days ago

Bret, the train looks awesome. Your boys will like it for sure.

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#2 posted 982 days ago

This looks great. Your boys will love it.

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#3 posted 982 days ago

Looks great, I am tempted to try this train myself after seeing your photos. By the way, Is that a Christmas tree in your shop?

-- Ryan

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#4 posted 982 days ago

This is something you boys will cherish, very nice, I can’t wait to get started in model building.

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#5 posted 981 days ago


looking good sofare


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#6 posted 980 days ago

Got a couple more pieces made. Sand dome, steam turret cover, Cab rear, Cab Floor and Cab Roof.

Sand Dome

Steam turret cover

Cab rear

Roof, floor and cab mocked up.

thanks for lookin’


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#7 posted 946 days ago

Wow. I am amazed. I’m looking forward to watching this project progress. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 932 days ago

Hey 383
The train is looking great. I am building one also but out of cherry. Just wondering how are you going to put the letters and numbers on (ie:paint,stencil,wooden letters) I can’t find a soure for “O” gauge letters anywhere.I am working on making the wheels right now.Will keep you posted.

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