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Toy costruction #40: Combined Car train build #2

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Blog entry by htl posted 04-24-2016 02:00 AM 653 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Working on the roof
Still having fun trying to get a feel for the roof shape and just not happy with it but the builds not over yet.

First I wanted to get the wheels put together so I would be able to see it in it’s full shape.
I left the tongues long so I could adjust it if need be later.
The caboose felt like they were a little short so will be able to adjust for that by making these a tad longer if need be.


Gluing up the roof and over head windows.

Now I’m just shaving off small bits at a time trying to see the shape .
Want a little over hang but not to much, but how much is too much.


Now I can start to get a feel for what the roof needs.
This is where to toys and joys plans really shine, just copy the full size drawings and it’s done and right for their version.

This is my high tec rounder maker.

I know this doesn’t look like much but I’ve got a bold spot where I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure this one out.
That’s all folks

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



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#1 posted 04-24-2016 02:04 AM

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#2 posted 04-24-2016 02:15 AM

Bret that roof is giving me fits.
Afraid I may have rounded it too much.
Ideas any one.
Would love to see how T&J showed getting er done. HINT HINT

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

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#3 posted 04-24-2016 02:31 AM

I can hardly wait I ordered the coil burner train from T&J.
If I would have known I was going to be getting the engine I would have built the caboose full size now I’ll need to shrink the engine down to fit but then again if I don’t shrink it the train and cars will need a whole wall to show them off.

I love the chimney on the wood burner train but it only has 2 drive wheels on a side where the coil burner has 3 and to me gives it a nicer look, would any one tell if I put the wood burner chimney on my coil burner. LOL

There’s some thing about having the plans in hand, I just love reading and figuring out plans, it’s like building a puzzle but you have to make the part to fit..

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

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#4 posted 04-24-2016 05:02 AM


... only has 2 drive wheels on a side where the coil burner has 3…
That was my sole reason for buying the coal. I also agree the wood chimney looks better, however, as you mused, no one else would know… Even I would forget by the time it was finished (unless you built it in 1 day).

...will need a whole wall to show them off…
I’ve given up on thoughts about wall/cabinet sizes. In the words of Brody (Roy Scheider in Jaws) “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger House”!

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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#5 posted 04-24-2016 06:36 AM


I can hardly wait I ordered the coil burner train from T&J.

- htl

Thia means that you will start using the SS as a lathe.

I;m not (yet) in for making a train but I can hardly wait to see your blogs.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 04-24-2016 11:56 AM

Ducky It just hit me how it works you do like the Barbers motor cycle museum, they just put some of their collection up at a time and switch it around ever so often.
Corse you still got to have space to store them. lol

Dutchy One of my first projects I built when I first set up my very small 10’ by 10’ shop and got my new SS back in 1983 was build the SS’s train plan.
The thing is the SS train had a much shapelier boiler and smoke stack, may have to try and do something about that [You know me by now]

This isn’t the one I made.
This train was a ball to build at a much simpler time.

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

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#7 posted 04-24-2016 12:07 PM

I’m hoping once I get the hand rails and steps on and add it will look ok.
Wanting to start the roof over but just hate to, running out of walnut.
I have been making extra wheels and wheel trucks I think it was called so if the engine doesn’t show up may still build the cattle car, would be much simpler but theirs something about making the cage or box that is calling me.

That’s one thing about building a train it pays to not think one project at a time when it comes to parts.
Many of the frame and trucks or wheel systems work for more than one build so when your saws set up cut extra parts and the same will be true for the drilling.

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

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#8 posted 04-24-2016 02:17 PM

I found my cattle car plans.

And when I printed them out they were just the right size for my build. May shorten them up a bit their 13” long at this stunk size.
I’ll just take a section out of each side [1 1/2”] and that will get er done.
If this was T&J size it could easily be 18”.
Now how cool is that???

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

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