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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 #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 #184: Nailing things down and front suspension

02-15-2018 12:06 AM by htl | 6 comments »

I’ve been calling it a Mack but it looks a lot more like a Kenworth T880 Dump Truck to me so far. Here’s some better pictures of how I did the front suspension.I will be adding a wood spacer on top of the spring to keep it in place.But once the wheels are in place there shouldn’t be much side ways movement. Then screwed down the dump box frame and the cab. Then I used some dowels to hold the wheel wells in place till I was sure it would all work out.Got ...

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Toy Construction #183: Front and back suspension that works

02-12-2018 11:57 PM by htl | 18 comments »

Front and back suspension that works on the Mack dump truck.Rain rain go away so I’ll stop hurting but didn’t let the work stop. Up and Down Now for the front Up and down with the front end.

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Toy Construction #145: Caboose----mail car

07-27-2017 09:50 PM by htl | 12 comments »

Getting started on the next car for my train set.It will be a caboose – mail car.It will be something like this. I got started on the base and sides today.It will be made out of green poplar with cherry ascents.It is a scratch build and will be full size in line with toys and joys train plans.The picture I found on a google caboose search came up with this and the third picture bellow show what I’m using to build this car.I printed out the picture and then had to enlarge it to...

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