Plans from Winfield Collection
Made: 3 years ago
Made from: Landscape timbers
By: My girlfriend & I. Her first wood project. Half way thru she is telling me what to do. I unleashed a monster on this build.
What to watch for on build. Engine part “L” is six timbers wide. The problem is the timbers come in different sizes. Doesn’t matter what instructions call for, on timber size. If all your timbers are the same size. Just make sure your part “L” is six timbers wide, of timbers that you are using! Can’t find my instructions for rail carts. If all timbers are same size no problems.
Made jig from 2×8. 2×4’s are square to each other. outside of 2×4 to outside of other 2×4 is equal width of four land scape timbers. 2×4’s are ?? long, so you can get bodies off the frame. Use framing square when building bodies on jig. Making sure timbers are square, in line. Pre drill holes, glue then screw timbers together. One row at a time. The first row gets it’s screws from the second row. Study plans & it will make since. Keep glue off where you are going to stain & clear coat. Jig will make engine & cars.
Now just follow Winfield instructions. And you will have your own Great Flower Train.
First blog, hope didn’t mess it up to bad!! If done right there are four photos Here???
-- Bruce - Indiana