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Toy Construction #196: Gatto Reading train build Tender is on the table #2

03-24-2018 11:01 PM by htl | 8 comments »

I heard you all and really out of my own model making addiction I got the tender started yesterday.It took a day for the trucks and another for this.Trying to match the sides of the train with the tender so dark half way up then a touch a maple, then walnut itty bitty stuff.There’s really not that much to the tender other than the pain to make trucks.O! And it’s like 14” long!!!

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Toy Construction #194: Gatto Reading train build wheels finished #9 1/2

03-20-2018 12:23 AM by htl | 8 comments »

Getting close but the closer I get the more small itty bitty parts I have to play with.Not to sad these wheels are done. Had to make some small dados and Home Depot has the perfect blade for my model building.It’s just a $14 7 1/4” saw blade but it really cuts a nice bottom. If I remember right this is 3 passes but that’s one nice cut for a rip blade. As I said at the beginning getting close but a ton a fuzz to get rid of..

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Toy Construction #193: Gatto Reading train build Cow Catcher #8 1/2

03-17-2018 11:55 PM by htl | 8 comments »

Worked on the cow catcher, leading truck wheel assembly, expansion tanks,

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Toy Construction #190: Main build just about there #5 1/2

03-13-2018 12:01 AM by htl | 10 comments »

After being in the Hospital for 5 days with a leg infection that has been slowing me way down, I’m back!!! And man have I been itching to get back at it.The main train parts are pretty close to being done, after a Dr. visit tomorrow the wheels will get a looking at. I’ve been on the out look for a small glue bottle as all from HD and Lowe’s are way big, then it hit me I’ve been throwing away the best free bottles, just what I was needing, the used...

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Toy Construction #189: Reading Train Got the boiler under control to day. #4 1/2

03-05-2018 11:22 PM by htl | 9 comments »

This build has an unbelievable amount of very small parts I could see building this at twice the plans size and this would really be a fun project.. Drilled all the holes for the boiler, all kinds of valves and hand rail holes to get just right. Made a quick jig to hold the boiler while I set everything up and got er drilled.This made it quite easy to put all the markings in place to drill. Then start putting it all together.

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Toy Construction #188: Gatto Reading train build #3 cab & roof

03-03-2018 11:51 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Got a little more done.Getting the cab and boiler and all the other things to match up is quite interesting work.Busted my band saw blade and waiting on a new one so having to do some creative building to work around this time saver. I’m sure there are better ways to build this train but all I can say is this seems to be working so far. lol

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Toy Construction #187: Gatto Reading train build #1

03-01-2018 11:20 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Well it’s time for another train, and going with a different company Gatto which has a little different way of handling the plan details as there are a ton of them and their projects at least the one’s I’ve seen have motors and shocks just a lot more parts to add if you want to. 1949 Reading Steam Freight Locomotive I should add and Ducky complains about all the reading needed for their plans but they do help and add some great tips to help you get er done. HereR...

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