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Toy Construction #205: Excavator Made some more parts and sand, sand, sand

05-23-2018 08:41 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Played with the boom and shaped things up a little. Now it’s time to finish up the tracks and get every thing glues up be for moving on to the little stuff Yuck!!! LOLThe boom and cabin aren’t glued on yet.

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Toy Construction #204: Excavator Got a little more done.

05-18-2018 09:16 PM by htl | 12 comments »

Haven’t been gluing the big parts together in case I need a redo but coming along as I spit and sputter around. The base is not glued or bolted down so thing are put in place but top heavy so just placed for a have look. Went easy on myself and didn’t put as much shaping to the body but as I think I said earlier the building of the tracks was my main reason for building this so with that done going off the plans for some things.

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Toy Construction #203: Excavator More tread parts #2 1/2

05-12-2018 10:35 PM by htl | 10 comments »

Making more parts and putting it together to get an idea of what adjustments will need to be made. Making the drive wheels.Drilling a bunch a tooth pick holes then will need to shape for size. Then need to make enough tread for 80 2” treads. Now put it together to get an idea of how it all will work out. The bolts on the ends are just place holders so there will be no metal on this build.I used some bolts on my first excavator but not this time. I thou...

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Toy Construction #202: Excavator using Dutchy"s new plans #1

05-10-2018 07:02 PM by htl | 18 comments »

Down loader Dutchys new plans and after a study and I mean a study of the plans it’s full steam ahead.I started on the tracks as this is what I’m the most interested in.And kinda like the Reading train there’s a lot a small parts but as I have found out these little parts really add to the look even if they’re in the back and you would think their not of much use.So to start with I cut out around 200 parts for the tracks and then had to drill two holes in each one, jus...

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Toy Construction #199: One More Train #2

04-05-2018 02:38 AM by htl | 8 comments »

Got started on a small train yesterday thinking of making it one of those toy book end kind a projects, but we’ll have to see where it wants to go.The chimney is all ready way different than I had planned but that’s the way it wanted to be. lolThe chimney is also way big but maybe it will turn out alright.The chimney and boiler were glued up for my last train [as one looong turning], but the glue up didn’t go as planed not straight so cut it down and we get another train pro...

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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 #191: Gatto Reading Train Building The Wheels #7

03-16-2018 12:22 AM by htl | 6 comments »

Been working on the wheels the last two days and not to sad their about done. The indexing jig came in quite handy for this operation, saved me a ton a figuring, just use every third hole and you got it just right.I needed 12 holes and the indexer had 36 so it works out just right.

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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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