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Blog entry by htl posted 05-10-2018 07:02 PM 463 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Down loader Dutchys new plans and after a study and I mean a study of the plans it’s full steam ahead.
I started on the tracks as this is what I’m the most interested in.
And kinda like the Reading train there’s a lot a small parts but as I have found out these little parts really add to the look even if they’re in the back and you would think their not of much use.
So to start with I cut out around 200 parts for the tracks and then had to drill two holes in each one, just large enough for a tooth pick to get through..

And be sure to make extras as there’s always some that just won’t cooperate.

With this many parts it pays to make some jigs.

I just love my new Inca miter gauge!!!

Then the ones that will be used for guides need some shaping.

Then drill and drill some more, got to have some where to put all them tooth picks.

Sorry about some of these pictures as I had been fiddling with the camera and forgot to put it back to right.

Parts and more parts.


Then I finally got to start playing with the base.

Tomorrow I should be able to find out how the tracks will work out, after I make some treads.

Not my first set of tracks.

I built an Excavator before the Toys and Joys one here's the low down, no the different

tracks.

Also the smaller Toys and Joys Bull Dozer.

#4 over and out

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ralbuck

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#1 posted 05-10-2018 07:19 PM

WOW—what a bunch of ultra-fine work!

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#2 posted 05-10-2018 08:20 PM

Looking good as I knew it would..lol

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

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#3 posted 05-10-2018 08:37 PM

:) You have done a lot already. Nice to see that there are a lot of roads to a destination.

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#4 posted 05-10-2018 10:22 PM

:] Dutchy I was hoping you would blog it first so I could see how you went about it, knowing you’ve put in so much more time with this cool project.

But here’s how a wood butcher gets it done. LOL

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#5 posted 05-10-2018 10:50 PM

Making track is about 1/4 of the hours of a project. My thoughts. A very nice start. Drilling the holes is a tough job.

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#6 posted 05-10-2018 11:06 PM

now that Bruce is blogging….. i do not have to do it right Dutchy? ? ? ...he is a far better teacher anyways then me ….looks good Bruce…. is this only 1 day ? ? ?

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

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#7 posted 05-10-2018 11:10 PM

I’ve built two other tracked models both Toys and Joys .
It’s interesting how the tracks are build completely different on Dutchy’s new model.
So this will help give me an idea of which style track building I like better, both are labor intense non the less.

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#8 posted 05-11-2018 12:07 AM

Phew all those parts. Would have taken an age to number them or are they interchangeable?

Must have cost a fortune for all those toothpicks.

Still mesmerised by tour use of the sander… simple but affective.

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

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htl

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#9 posted 05-11-2018 12:29 AM

Ducky that’s why the bowls to keep the many parts that are the same together.
The drilled parts use more than one size drill bit but you know this, since you helped with the 3d drawings.

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#10 posted 05-11-2018 12:35 AM


... but you know this, since you helped with the 3d drawings.
- htl

Normally that would be true, but Dutchy made me keep my eyes closed to protect his copyright!

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

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#11 posted 05-11-2018 02:28 AM

Still mesmerised by tour use of the sander… simple but affective.

- LittleBlackDuck

I really don’t know if you can see it but the wood fence is at an angle and ends at the edge of the sanding disk.
I just slide the small parts along the fence and as it goes across the wood is sanding a little at a time at an angle to shape the parts.

I really need to shape all the track parts but don’t know of I have the gumption to sand the 200 or so parts on all four sides. :-[ 800 sandings???

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#12 posted 05-11-2018 08:57 AM

This is going to be good, a masterclass with Bruce and WOW, doing a “Dutchy” plan!!

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#13 posted 05-11-2018 11:38 AM

Amazing, you did a GREAT! job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 05-12-2018 12:54 AM


I really don t know if you can see it but the wood fence is at an angle and ends at the edge of the sanding disk.
I just slide the small parts along the fence and as it goes across the wood is sanding a little at a time at an angle to shape the parts.

Actually I did notice and that’s why I commented. Seems so simple and obvious… now… after seeing your picture. On initial thought, I probably would have hand held it at a 45° angle and lowered it onto the belt of my “disc sander”... and picked up a free, though somewhat painful manicure.

I really need to shape all the track parts but don t know of I have the gumption to sand the 200 or so parts on all four sides. :-[ 800 sandings?
- htl

Though a bit late 4u #4, maybe the next person to undertake the individual track character building task (as a movie stated about a line of novice monks bucketing water with bottomless buckets)..., hit two of the narrow sides on a long length of timber with a 45° implimenter (“V” router bit or angled tablesaw) before cutting into little pieces at 45° and then sand or cut (bloody carefully) the tip off… at least 100% less sanding and only on the short sides.
Funny how at times I think outside the square… except when I am doing the build… then I always do it the hardest way… after completion, I often contemplate that with a bit of careful planning I could have found an even harder way to do it!

... :-[ 800 sandings?...

Pussy!... feel sorry for all those Jocks that make 2 or 3 of the model at the same time!

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

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#15 posted 05-16-2018 11:46 AM

I really need to shape all the track parts but don t know of I have the gumption to sand the 200 or so parts on all four sides. :-[ 800 sandings???

- htl

I thought that I had developed tracks with less labor to make.

If you had followed a different work order you would have had much less work. Like Ducky said you can profile strips before shortening. You need only four “simply” profiles. Three for the carrier and one for the tracks. Glue two of the strips together for the inner track carrier. Only after this is done you start shortening and drilling, and yes drilling is a lot of work.

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