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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 #152: Train track build finished and on the shelves

08-24-2017 07:14 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Train track build finished and on the shelves. I should add that I added some extra finish up pictures to the last post.

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Toy Construction #147: Caboose----mail car Roof building #3.5

07-31-2017 10:52 PM by htl | 14 comments »

I know there are other things I need to build but the roof is the one thing that gave me trouble last time so wanted to get ahead of it.I used my 10” saw blade as the pattern for the roof curve. Now I need a roof for the look out or what ever they call it, crows nest? I made this by clamping a stop to the table saw and raising the blade into the wood.I cranked it all the way down then would raise it 7 turns to get my height. Then band saw the...

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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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Toy Construction #143: #2 Cattle car Adding the small parts #2

07-25-2017 12:24 AM by htl | 8 comments »

Now that I’ve got the main body parts made, or remade in the case of the ends. [had the grain running the wrong way.So need the guide for the sliding doors and all the other doodads. Had some fun making the top. Next up I need to build the doors and I took the trucks off the train to have a look at it all together. Here’s what the ends look like if turned and cut on the table saw, there’s many places where this would look great.

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