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Toy Construction #187: Gatto Reading train build #1

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-01-2018 11:20 PM 866 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 186: Just about there with the Mack. Part 187 of Toy Construction series Part 188: Gatto Reading train build #3 cab & roof »

Well it’s time for another train, and going with a different company Gatto which has a little different way of handling the plan details as there are a ton of them and their projects at least the one’s I’ve seen have motors and shocks just a lot more parts to add if you want to.

1949 Reading Steam Freight Locomotive

I should add and Ducky complains about all the reading needed for their plans but they do help and add some great tips to help you get er done.

Here’s the Reading train page.

bj383ss has both a project and blog on this train so check out his beauty.

Took a day o glue up and turn the boiler and then got started on all the little bitty parts and there are a ton of them.
If I had realized how small some of the parts were I might have had second thoughts but it’s to late now. LOL

If I was ever to build another one I would make the main frame member in one slab of wood instead of having it needing to be glued together with a chance of it not coming out straight, just a tip to someone thinking of making one.

It was fun playing on the lathe so I might just try my hand at some turning ya right!!!

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Orvile Baker

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#1 posted 03-01-2018 11:56 PM

I have some Gatto plans and like the details. Looks like you have a real good start on what I will bet will be a great train.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI. http://papabudswoodtoys.webs.com/

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#2 posted 03-02-2018 02:50 AM

It looks like it is going to be outstanding!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 03-02-2018 07:28 AM

There we go again. I am just in time to step in. What’s the destination?

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crowie

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#4 posted 03-02-2018 09:03 AM

Golly I nearly missed this train that’s already getting a head of steam up….looking good Bruce!!

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

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darkmyble

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#5 posted 03-02-2018 10:58 AM

Excellent work.. You’re very lucky, I’ve been trying to get Gatto plans for ages. Tried contacting them, even had an American friend phone them for details on posting to the UK.. I got an email address and sent an email.. No response. My only option is to write now..
Theres no option to post to the UK.. which happens quite a lot. I’ll persevere. I look forward to seeing progress..

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 03-02-2018 03:07 PM

hi Bruce ,Are you going full scale on this one …or shrinking it down ?


Excellent work.. You re very lucky, I ve been trying to get Gatto plans for ages. Tried contacting them, even had an American friend phone them for details on posting to the UK.. I got an email address and sent an email.. No response. My only option is to write now..
Theres no option to post to the UK.. which happens quite a lot. I ll persevere. I look forward to seeing progress..

- darkmyble


1 more option for you….. tell me what you want to order…... i can get it and mail it to you :<))

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

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htl

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#7 posted 03-02-2018 10:38 PM

GR8 No need to shrink it down as the parts are already way small.
It’s just the right size for the length, it is one long train.
Just the boiler is over 14” long.
I was hoping the tracks would match the Toys and Joys train so my other cars would work with it but the Gatto uses a narrower track.

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