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Toy costruction #46: Coal Train Build day 6.5 Cow catcher and other odds and ends.

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-07-2016 01:37 AM 2503 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 45: Coal Train Build day 4.5 Wheels Part 46 of Toy costruction series Part 47: Coal Train Build day 7 Cow catcher redo and chimney »

Little black ducky showed me a SketchUp drawing he made of the boiler room for the train, so here’s my interpretation of his drawing.
Sorry Ducky but the spittoon just looked to big for my build.
Again on a bigger model I could and would have used more of his levers and such.

I’m at the point where I could go in another direction.
How about a canon?

Or add some fins and it’s a rocket ship.

Ok back to the regularly scheduled programing.

I trimed it out around the base on the real train it would some times be chromed.
Also put most of the nose parts on.

I covered the wheel base with 1/16” walnut to hide the sassafras base I started with.
I started out just using any thing that came to my hand then a third of the way through saw this just wouldn’t do and remade quite a few parts to make it all match up.

When a project tells you something you need to listen.

The train gets kind a busy in the front so need to get every little thing built to see how it all works out.
Plus I made my boiler a little different that added some length to it so need to keep an eye out for trouble.

This is the coal burning train plans I’m using but I had a chance to see the wood burning train plans and I found it quite interesting the different Technics used in the two builds.
On my train I was supposed to turn the boiler on the lathe as one piece of wood, but the wood train plans call for the way I built mine.
I hadn’t seen the wood train plans before I started mine.

Here’s a better picture of the wheels.

The cow catcher is a real pain to make and get it to look right.

The wood train plans give a much better drawings to help with the cow catchers construction.


It’s getting there but still need to make all the chimneys and the like.
I should note that quite a few parts are just sitting there not glued up till I’m sure all is well.

Thais all folks.

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



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ralbuck

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#1 posted 05-07-2016 01:48 AM

IT is looking FANTASTIC!

Just do not COUNT the hours you have in it!

-- just rjR

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htl

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 01:59 AM

ralbuck I really just work and then post that evening helps to keep it all straight in my mind.

And while I’m blogging it helps me reflected on whats been done and what is needed next, then after sleeping on it Fresh ideas have come to the top.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 05-07-2016 04:28 AM

htl, you will never grow up to be a HTL without spittoon train-ing.

Coming on great.

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

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 05-07-2016 06:10 AM

You are almost there!

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

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#5 posted 05-07-2016 06:33 AM

Now that is one beaut train Bruce….

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 05-07-2016 07:23 AM


You are almost there!

- Dutchy

He’ll never get there without TRACKS (unless it’s a 4WD)..... (Chicken or the egg???)

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

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htl

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#7 posted 05-07-2016 11:10 AM

Ducky just waiting to see if it will drive on the right or left side of the road.
Or will it be like most trains and just blow it’s horn and tell every body to get out of the way.
O!!! and Ducky it’s a 6 wheel drive me thinks.

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

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#8 posted 05-07-2016 11:34 AM

Engine is coming along nicely.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 05-07-2016 12:29 PM

Good idea on giving both each of the engineers their own commodes ! (Very handy for, you know, long runs and all) :-)
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#10 posted 05-07-2016 01:00 PM

I too build “Toy Trians”. I am intrigued by the design of your Train. Is thier a name for it? A 4-6 perhaps? I don’t believe I have ever seen one quite like your design. You have put a lot of work into your models. Keep up the good work. I love the use of the different woods,very beautiful. What kind of finish do you use? I dip (soak) mine in Mineral Oil. Non-toxic of any one.

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htl

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#11 posted 05-07-2016 02:46 PM

Joe Joe Joe don’t you remember way back in your child hood when they used to make things that run on poop, cars trucks and aa trains?
But lets not go there me think.
Now that you’ve gone there do I really need to change my chairs do they look that bad? LOL

Dautterguy I don’t build where kids can get hold of them so use a hand rub finish on them.
Minwax

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#12 posted 05-07-2016 02:50 PM



... just blow it s horn and tell every body to get out of the way.

Yell to the driver to GO AROUND!!!!

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

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#13 posted 05-07-2016 07:49 PM

... just blow it s horn and tell every body to get out of the way.
Yell to the driver to GO AROUND!!!!

- LittleBlackDuck

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htl

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#14 posted 05-08-2016 12:54 AM

I always heard it was go around idiot go around .

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

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htl

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#15 posted 05-08-2016 02:23 PM

Guys I need a some tips on making very small axial pins???
I don’t buy many store bought parts but axials is one of them but for this build I need some really small axials so some help would be appreciated.

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

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