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Toy Construction #48: Coal Train Build day 8 Put it together just to see how it may look.

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-09-2016 09:10 PM 1675 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 47: Coal Train Build day 7 Cow catcher redo and chimney Part 48 of Toy Construction series Part 49: Coal Train Build day 9 train tender »

If you see something you think needs some work tell me now it’s all glued up tomorrow.
I still need to finish up the wheel linkage but that’s about all besides making the coal or wood car.
To me the wood car looks better, which one do you like.
O! and I guess I need to build the bell to fill that spot on the boiler roof and the tanks under the cabin and the – - – - the more I look at it the more I see what still needs doing. AAAAA!!!!!!

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



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bruce317

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#1 posted 05-09-2016 09:58 PM

You have The Look and that is GREAT!!! If by coal or wood car, you mean the tender. Do use the wood one. It has The Look to go with the smoke stack. Just my two cents worth.
Bruce

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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htl

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#2 posted 05-09-2016 10:43 PM

Bruce I’m with you the wood tender looks like a real car the coal tender looks like an after thought.
I know they both are used differently one for wood the other coal but it just doesn’t look real to me, speaking of the coal tender.
I guess I should show some examples to choose from.

Here’s Mr woodys wood tender.

And here’s his coal tender.

The more I look at woodys trains both look just fine.
And he did and out standing job.

When looking at the plans the wood tender just looks better to me, but side by side like this no problem with ether.
I think the wood one like Bruce said how about any one else?

-- 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 05-10-2016 10:10 AM

To answer the $64,000 question (none of this petty $0.02), what are you going to do when you build the wood burner? Use the coal tender??? Come on Bruce, admit it, you WILL eventually build it… It’s like a good beer, you just can’t stop at one…

If you can multi-task and display exemplary self control, the coal does look better.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 05-10-2016 10:14 AM

If you see something you think needs some work tell me now it s all glued up tomorrow.
Without sounding repetitive…. TRACKS.

Actually if you ever build them, I’ll have nothing to complain about.

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

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 05-10-2016 01:28 PM

Is one of those 2 “barrel looking thingys” on the boiler the whistle? If not, you need a whistle !

Yes, I have been following along, but you put so many little details on these blogs that I have forgotten if one is the whistle. (That, plus I’m too lazy to scroll back thru all these pages to see. )

Lookin’ good. Bud !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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htl

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#6 posted 05-10-2016 02:01 PM

Joe, here I thought I was leaving things out.
The dome closest to the cabin should have the whistle at the top.
There is whistle on the top of both but only one works LOL, the one close to the cabin.

TRACK! WOO! TRACK! TRACK! WOO! WOO! TRACK! TRACK! TRACK! WOO! WOO! WOO! TRACK! TRACK! TRACK! And away we go.

Ducky like I said just from looking at the plans the wood tender looked better but the more I look at mr woodys trains the coal tender does look great more stream lined,and I think my train looks more stream lined so.
AAAAAAAAA!!!!!
LOL
I guess we’ll find out when I start cutting the wood and it tells me what it wants.

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

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Splintered_Thumb

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#7 posted 05-12-2016 02:39 PM

Built that project for my brother two Christmas’s ago. I also liked the sleeker design o fthe coal car over the wood one. Decided to use solid copper wire for all the rails and strips instead of wood. Added a fine brass chain to the bell. I like the look of the track in these pictures so looks like I may have to get those added to his and make it look more complete.

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htl

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#8 posted 05-13-2016 12:18 AM

Thumb as you’ve seen ducky keeps after me to make the track and I will just haven’t got to it yet.
Putting Mr woody’s trains up together really helped me make my mind up on some things , and as I’m building mine smaller the copper wire would be a great way to get those touch’s I have been leaving out of my builds because of the difficulties of using wood.
So thanks for the push there.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 05-13-2016 08:51 AM


...So thanks for the push there.
Doin’t thank me or talk about it… Make the track….

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 05-13-2016 08:59 AM

... copper wire…
Non-wooden parts, htl, you surrendering to the “dark side”????

In small print ”actually it could look good”. (didn’t know how to reduce the font.)

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

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