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Toy costruction #63: Not a Cattle Car but a Fruit Car???

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-16-2016 10:01 PM 1265 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 62: Cattle car for my train set Part 63 of Toy costruction series Part 64: Finishing Up the ????? Train Car »

It was brought to my attention that if I shrink down the cattle car the long horn cattle will no longer be able to get in so in the quest for authenticity [ya! right] it will now be hauling fruit. LOL

So here’s a few more pictures and a how to for making all those slats.
I’ve showed this before but this project is made from slats that’s about all it is.

So I glued up all the sides and bottom then sanded every thing even.

Now here’s a how to for cutting the slats.

Please pretend the door has not been cut out yet.
First I set the saw to just touch the cross bracing on the top.

Then I set the saw to make the first cut near the center of the door [you can start any where you like]

After the cut slide the door back over the blade [saw is off]
Now unlock the fence and move it out a little and put a spacer between the door and fence, now slide the fence over and lock it

Now take the spacer out and your ready to make your second cut.

Now we’ve made our second cut and will put the door back over the blade against the fence

Again we unlock the fence and add the spacer slide the fence over and lock it.


Now again we’re ready to cut, just keep repeating theses steps and when one sides done just flip it around and start from your last cut and off you go.

Might pay to try it on a scrap chunk a wood to get it down pat before doing something important.

Here’s where I got to before the heat ran me out of the shop.

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



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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 06-16-2016 11:10 PM

Could you put the spacer in, move/lock the fence make cut, turn the door around so the other side is against the fence, cut, so you are making two cut every time you measure with you spacer. That way you move the fence 1/2 as many times? May not be explaining it correctly but I see it in my head,,,

This is looking very good. Thanks for sharing.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 06-16-2016 11:49 PM

ahhh …...... no choo choo for moo moos

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#3 posted 06-16-2016 11:51 PM

Paul I think you got something there but for my feeble mind I would start forgetting if I had done one side or the other ,so I’ll just work the one side then the other.
But if it works for you more power to you!!!

As you can see in the pictures on the sides I used the same trick to make lap siding and this makes great looking radiator grills.
Works great for fender floor boards too.

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

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htl

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#4 posted 06-17-2016 12:20 AM

Gr8hunter LOL
I first read it and it went way over my head, an hour later and still way over and just now I got it. LOL

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

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#5 posted 06-17-2016 01:09 AM

Fruit? Geeze, I dunno. Kinda reminds me of the train cars they moved the Circus animals with !
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#6 posted 06-17-2016 02:43 AM

There is always many ways to do different projects. But when they come out as good as yours, they are all great.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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htl

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#7 posted 06-17-2016 04:10 AM

Joe it seem’s like when i was a kid I had an electric train set that had a giraffe that would stick his head out of the car but there was something that made him lower it when he went under a bridge or something.

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

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#8 posted 06-17-2016 05:31 AM

Bruce, You are certainly steaming ahead with this project and not stopping for the curves….

Looks great sir….

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

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#9 posted 06-17-2016 06:44 AM

Looking good Bruce and I’m glad with the how to.

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

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htl

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#10 posted 06-17-2016 11:00 AM

Joe I found it.

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

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#11 posted 06-17-2016 11:58 AM



Joe I found it.

- htl

Yup, that’s what I remember too!

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#12 posted 06-17-2016 06:08 PM

Bruce
Excellent way to join strips. Thanks!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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