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Toy costruction #50: Coal Train Build Shows the difference in size

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-13-2016 01:05 AM 1158 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 49: Coal Train Build day 9 train tender Part 50 of Toy costruction series Part 51: 32 Lincoln Kb I know not the truck »

I keep talking about the difference in size well here’s some examples using the caboose, the Root beer can will help with the real size of things.

Now just some pictures with the cars all together.
If I would have been useing the plans full size the train and caboose would be falling off the table.

It’s about time for me to be figuring out what I’m going to build next???
My plan choices are the
32 Lincoln Kb #52

The Tank Truck #33

Now that I have this truck shape theirs a ton a different ways to configure it.

Hummer #97
You all know what it looks like.

I’m not wanting to get into something as involved as the Hummer right now so the car or truck will do unless some picture catches my eye and I go scratch building again,

But first I need to rearrange the shop now that I have the Two SS in there which have been a really big help I’m having to move around to much and need a more organized setup.

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



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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 05-13-2016 01:14 AM

Looking forward to your next build. I have started on the T&J garbage truck. I am also working on a glockenspiel as practice before building a marimba and making some more wine tables and one other project that I forget what it is but there is a pile of lumber in the shop partially cut up. I might blog the garbage truck when I get time.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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htl

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#2 posted 05-13-2016 01:38 AM

John that garbage truck looks like a fun build.
We always have lived way out in the country where getting rid of the garbage was a pain.
Four years ago we moved to the city and have 3 different kinds of trash pick up.
So where am I going here, my wife loved to hear the trucks coming and getting the trash.
I asked if she wanted me to build her one but she said no i got the real thing now! LOL

Ps I had to research what a glockenspiel was looks like fun also.
Do you buy the metal for them in a kit or what.

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

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htl

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#3 posted 05-13-2016 01:44 AM

John I had to check out what a glockenspiel was and looks very interesting.
Do you buy the metal parts in a kit or what?

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

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johnstoneb

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#4 posted 05-13-2016 03:02 AM

I bought the plans for the marimba and they had a special on plans for making the mallets for the marimba. They included a free plan for the glockenspiel. After reading all the different plans decided might be best to build and tune the glock before trying the marimba. It is turning out to be a good idea. The frame is from cherry the keys are 1/8” by 3/4” aluminum bar stock. I cut to length and then tune.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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crowie

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#5 posted 05-13-2016 03:38 AM

One day Bruce I how to take the time to also build some beautiful models like yours sir…

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

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 05-13-2016 03:57 AM

You are building models; not toys! They will be to precious to be out in the dirt!

I will want to see the tanker, Please!

-- just rjR

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 05-13-2016 06:14 AM

I like the tank truck.

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

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#8 posted 05-13-2016 09:07 AM

If I would have been useing the plans full size the train and caboose would be falling off the table.
Not if you had TRACKS.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 05-13-2016 09:08 AM


If I would have been useing the plans full size the train and caboose would be falling off the table.
Not if you had TRACKS.

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

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bruce317

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#10 posted 05-13-2016 11:16 AM

Bruce.
Your train is Great!!
My vote is for the tank truck.
bruce

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#11 posted 05-13-2016 11:33 AM

I also vote for the tanker …
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Oh, and after that you should build one of these. I LOVE the sound of these things !
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https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=lionel+hampton+marimba&&view=detail&mid=2531325E05D595E1240F2531325E05D595E1240F&FORM=VRDGAR

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https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=marimba+music&&view=detail&mid=F797EB42C90ADC279D88F797EB42C90ADC279D88&FORM=VRDGAR

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

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htl

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#12 posted 05-13-2016 12:45 PM

Joe your on to something there!!!

I all ways wanted to play the guitar and ask my focks to get me classes but instead they got me Accordion Lessons
and you know how long that lasted back in the 1966 or so.
Be thinking Cream, lead zeppelin and the like. lol
But I’ve come to think that the drums would work for me but looking at your I can’t remember what it was called them would be fun to play.

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

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htl

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#13 posted 05-13-2016 12:48 PM

Ducky I’m going to change your name to
WantsTrackys LOL

-- 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 05-13-2016 11:03 PM



One day Bruce I how to take the time to also build some beautiful models like yours sir…

- crowie

crowie that last monster truck you make was way cool and looked like a ball to make.

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

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