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Toy costruction #49: Coal Train Build day 9 train tender

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-10-2016 11:38 PM 920 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just had to get away from all the small stuff needed for the train engine so built the tender today.

Start

Nearly finished day one.
Thought I’d try and do like one of Dutchys great blogs and let the pictures do the talking for once.
Now this is the kind a builds I really like still have to make the wheel covers and add the water tanks in the back but other than that it’d a done deal and had a lot of fun building it.

This is a coal car tender with a wood tender water toting back end. LOL
If you can’t make up your mind morph them together. Why not?

-- 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 05-11-2016 01:28 AM

Another great build by you. I love it!
Bruce

-- Bruce - Indiana

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htl

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 01:39 AM

Thanks Bruce
I really had fun building this simple project.
There something about small one and two day projects that appeals to me.
The instant gratification of a fun project finished and done.
I’m not one of those people that could work on a project for months or even years don’t have that kind of will power.
Once I get started on a project that’s all I can think about and it takes a lot a energy, I’m finding I an running in short supply of lately.
So the shorter projects just work better for me.
Bruce TOO!

-- 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 05-11-2016 02:08 AM

Just had to get away from all the small stuff needed for the train engine…

Glanced through the first few words of your intro and looked at the first picture and thought… “Making of TRACKS”.... finally… only to be disappointed by the second and following picture… oh well (or not so well).

Still, great build and even greater progress.

When looking at other models, your spokes really stand out and make it one of it’s own. I’m sure you won’t forget, but at the moment, the wheel looks a tad naked without the counter weights.

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

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htl

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#4 posted 05-11-2016 02:44 AM

Here you go coming in here after a hard days night, I mean day of building trains and all you can say is tracks tracks tracks. lol

When and if I can get this thing done I was thinking of building a bridge acrossed my wall.
I have a wall full of shelves and am thinking of an expansion bridge to give my train and cars a place to be displayed.

Ducky the counter weights and the linkage and all has got me on the run, just tired of the small stuff and the tracks just might be another side road to keep me away from them and the two water tanks and lets see what else needs doing.
Could build the breeze way on the roof, but not really in to that but may.
The bell to fill in that empty place over the boiler.
There’s also some hand rails but not really interested in that stuff so may leave that off if no ones looking.
O! and the head light.
On the full size plans these things are quite easy to do but at my scale it’s a pain.

Tomorrow I’ll take a picture of the plans next to my caboose and you be shocked at the size difference.
Don’t get me wrong I’m glad I went smaller just makes it harder on the really small stuff.

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

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 05-11-2016 06:00 AM

I like it very much. Special the “kiddy cart”.

I was able te read and understand the hole story. And to say it with your words; LOL.

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

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 05-11-2016 06:01 AM


Don t get me wrong I m glad I went smaller just makes it harder on the really small stuff.

- htl

I have warned you.

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

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 05-11-2016 06:08 AM



Thanks Bruce

Bruce TOO!

- htl

How does it come that when your name is Bruce you like toy building?

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 05-11-2016 12:10 PM

You cranked that out in one day? Props to you my good Sir!
.
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htl

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#9 posted 05-11-2016 03:53 PM

Joe I already had the wheels made.
When I built my last car I had it in mind to build a box car so made the wheels so had them on hand for this, now how cool is that.
Joe if you could see the plans for these toys their quite simple.
I print out the pictures and cut out the harder parts, glue to a piece a wood and your done.

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

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crowie

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#10 posted 05-11-2016 09:11 PM

You make it look so easy to do but I’m sure it wasn’t as simple as the photos & notes suggest….thank you.

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

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htl

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#11 posted 05-11-2016 11:39 PM

Just having fun with the camera and unfinished train.
Sorry ducky still no tracks.

It just hit me I have the perfect back drop for the train.

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

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crowie

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#12 posted 05-12-2016 06:32 AM

Maybe no tracks [yet] BUT WOW it looks great setup as a train….

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

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htl

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#13 posted 05-13-2016 12:08 AM

Thanks crowie
This scratch built doll house and the two doll house kits I build before it were what got me back in to toy building after 30 years.

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

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htl

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#14 posted 06-05-2016 02:59 PM

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

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