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Toy costruction #56: Track for the Train

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-29-2016 05:55 PM 1279 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I finally got the shop set up so broke down and made some really quick tracks for the train.
Made it 4’ long to fit on a shelf.

Cut a 4’ by 3” base for the tracks then clamped it down to the table and used spacers to get the spacing just right and consistent.

T&J wants you to build a complete rail in I shape but as I shrunk the train down I made T shaped rails and cut a grove in the rail road ties to be glued in to.
I glued all the ties down then used the table saw to cut the grove.

I started to put the train tracks down the center then got the idea to set the train to one side so the train will be closer to the wall and the ties will show up more.
The ties and rails are made from Mahogany scraps.

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



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#1 posted 05-29-2016 07:25 PM

Someone down under the tracks must be impressed.

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#2 posted 05-29-2016 07:37 PM

Awesome! I’m still blown away that modern day train tracks that the space shuttle crawled out to the launch pad on are based on the 4’ 8-1/2” width of Roman chariot wheels because that’s the width of two horse’s withers…

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#3 posted 05-29-2016 08:50 PM

YAY! TRACKS! FINALLY !
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#4 posted 05-29-2016 09:31 PM

I’m very impressed, the tracks look great but the train looks even better sitting on the rails….top job sir

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#5 posted 05-29-2016 09:33 PM

Joe THANK YOU!!! Thank you Very Much!!! LOL

You Too crowie!!!

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#6 posted 05-30-2016 12:20 AM

Goes to show the rest of the world was hanging out for the TRACKs... not just moi. Kermit croaked our elation.

... got the idea to set the train to one side …

Initially I thought that a train on it’s side is not what the railway industry refer to a “sleeper”. The “left wing” is a nice deviation from the norm (unless you are a Communist) and does present the entire “picture” better. Nice touch.
T&J wants you to build a complete rail in I shape but as I shrunk the train down I made T shaped
”T” tracks, not ”I” ... arrrggghhh, James Watt would roll over in his grave! I am starting to think that your promotion to HTL was a tad premature and you have officially been demoted to hTL...
Take time with the Lincoln LIGHTs and I’ll lighten your promotion back to htL ...

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

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#7 posted 05-30-2016 12:47 AM


... made from Mahogany scraps. ...

Nearly every time I read a blog, everyone seem to refer to this magical timber called “xxx scraps”.

hTL you are also guilty. Finally I have lost my composure and I have to ask. “Where do you get it!”

I have searched high and wide in nearly every Australian timber merchant and most other neighbouring countries within swimming distance to buy ”scraps” and they all just “look at me stupid” or is it “look at me, stupid”.

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

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#8 posted 05-30-2016 02:04 AM

I’m just about ready to quite talking with you Duck.

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#9 posted 05-30-2016 02:45 AM

Sorry htl, not sure whether you mean “a quite talk” as in therapist, or “quit talking” as in give it a rest. Either way I’ll just shut up.

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#10 posted 05-30-2016 01:20 PM

Ducky love them jigs you been showing and will be using them in the not to distant future to improve my work.
Love to build them so way cool posts!!!

Wish I had a way to delete my last post Ducky!!!

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#11 posted 05-30-2016 04:43 PM

What post????

As my wife once screamed to me… “Alex look out for that keep left sign!”... “What keep left sign?”. BANG. “That keep left sign!”.

I’d have forgotten it, if she didn’t keep reminding me.

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

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