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Toy Construction #138: How do you catch a cow?

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-10-2017 10:41 PM 1998 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 137: Got the Funnel Fitted & the Domes Too Part 138 of Toy Construction series Part 139: Getting close »

With a cow catcher of course.
The first one I made didn’t go very well nun of the slats matched up or were spaced right so I went back to my old trick of cutting grooves in the back and bottom, now every thing stays lined up.

Notice here in the wood burner plans above they give you the shapes for the catchers in the coal train plans they don’t help you out much with this.

I used two skill saw blades to get the right width cut.
I also groove the back and bottom as one board so the grooves will match up just right.


Not the same but pretty close.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-10-2017 10:44 PM

MOOOOOOOOOOO :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#2 posted 07-10-2017 10:53 PM

This is important stuff, so we MUST keep this serious. :-}
There’s to be no MOOOOOing in the cow shed!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 07-10-2017 11:31 PM



MOOOOOOOOOOO :<))

- GR8HUNTER


This is important stuff, so we MUST keep this serious. :-}
There s to be no MOOOOOing in the cow shed!!!

- htl

Ok Bruce, how about, “GOT MILK”?

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#4 posted 07-10-2017 11:48 PM

OINK OINK OINK :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 07-11-2017 12:17 AM



There s to be no MOOOOOing in the cow shed!!!

- htl


Just GOOOooo on the gumbies!

BTW. Nice job on the ”Bull Bar”. The trims cap it off.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 07-11-2017 02:20 AM

Looks good now!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 07-11-2017 07:28 AM

As you said Bruce, very minor in the differences so superb job!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 07-11-2017 03:37 PM

Keep this up. I’m enjoying reading your blog

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 07-11-2017 07:07 PM

I used to be a model railroaded with some vintage locomotives that had cow catchers just like that!
A nice version of the cow catcher!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 07-23-2017 09:12 PM

Had to have a third look at how you made it #4... came up really great in the finished post!

Don’t know how I missed this….

Is the tissue there

to provide a soft landing for caught cows???

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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