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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #27: New Spin On The Rocking Iron Horse

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Blog entry by William posted 1197 days ago 791 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 26: The Underground Furniture Company Part 27 of Around The Coffeepot Ramblings series Part 28: Down But Not Out »

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Chips

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#1 posted 1197 days ago

How did you know I love trains. Keep it on the tracks. Chips

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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William

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#2 posted 1197 days ago

You want me to enlarge it and build you a rocking train Chips?

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Chips

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#3 posted 1197 days ago

Can we have live steam.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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William

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#4 posted 1197 days ago

I don’t actually think I’ll be building adult size rocking toys in the very near future. It is an idea though. One of the pattern catalogs I have does offer adult size rocking horses.

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Dave

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#5 posted 1197 days ago

choo choo. looking good mr. conductor;)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 1197 days ago

Nice work, William.

Lee

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GaryD

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#7 posted 1197 days ago

William I like the solid boiler. I have this plan from somewhere, dont remember where I got it, but it shows slats around the boiler. This is much better.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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William

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#8 posted 1196 days ago

I’m sure it’s the same plan Gary. As a toy, the slats look decent on it. After seeing the one built by Bones though, I like the solid look much better. I usually try to mix up the colors when I build these too. This one is going to be only two colors on the train though. I’m going to do dark walnut stain for the train itself with colored accents. I haven’t decided yet between blue or red for the accents.
I picked this pattern up a couple of years ago. It’s getting about time to buy another set. These are getting worn thin. I, like Chips and many others though, love trains. I grew up spending a lot of time at my Grandfather’s house. He was a painter for Illinois Central Railroad for forty-two years. When we were kids, he’s carry us to work with him on weekends. For years, while growing up, it was a childhood dream to be a conductor when I grew up. We have strange wishes when we’re young. I also spent some times with my uncle (grandfather’s brother) growing up and wanted to be like him when I grew up. How many of you ever wished to be a train hopping hobo?

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