Toy Construction #189: Reading Train Got the boiler under control to day. #4 1/2

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-05-2018 11:22 PM 2075 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 188: Gatto Reading train build #3 cab & roof Part 189 of Toy Construction series Part 190: Main build just about there #5 1/2 »

This build has an unbelievable amount of very small parts I could see building this at twice the plans size and this would really be a fun project..

Drilled all the holes for the boiler, all kinds of valves and hand rail holes to get just right.

Made a quick jig to hold the boiler while I set everything up and got er drilled.
This made it quite easy to put all the markings in place to drill.

Then start putting it all together.

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#1 posted 03-05-2018 11:36 PM

That’s going to be a good looking engine. How many other cars do you plan to make for your train?

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#2 posted 03-05-2018 11:38 PM

That is really cool!!! GREAT job!!

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#3 posted 03-05-2018 11:48 PM

Waiting to see the finished project! LOOKING GREAT so far.

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#4 posted 03-06-2018 12:02 AM

Dave I’ll be sure to make the tender and my first train has has 4 cars and my 2st one has 3.
You can see them all in my projects page.
I was hoping my Toys & Joys cars would work with it but this train uses narrower track.
I have a love for building cattle cars so may scratch build one of those but the better half may get wind of it and start giving away my toys so we’ll see. lol

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#5 posted 03-06-2018 01:24 AM

Oh Yes, That’s a top jig…very clever Bruce!!

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#6 posted 03-06-2018 07:55 AM

A lot of parts for you htl, but don’t count., because a lot of (small) parts will make a great looking train.


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#7 posted 03-06-2018 03:14 PM

Looking great, yesterday when I turned the computer on there was a fellow featured at the top that made extremely detailed toys, one was of a Locomotive with two sets of drivers, last post was 2012, wonder if he is still with us. Now I can’t find that page. Did you see it and are you acquainted with him.

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#8 posted 03-06-2018 09:53 PM

Looks very cool!

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#9 posted 03-07-2018 04:07 PM

Looking Good

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