Been liking the looks of the diesel locomotive for a while so it’s time to build one.
I have no where to put it lol but just want to build it and won’t be happy till I do.
So here’s the diesel locomotive plans I found and using for the build.
I blow this up on the printer till the wheels were 1” then I knew the train would be on scale with my other cars.
An after the build note.
The train turned out a little small next to the cars I have built so the engine must use bigger trucks[or wheels] so check this out before building so every thing is to scale.
This is ok for my build, the train is 18” now really didn’t want it any bigger, so for me it worked out but just something to keep an eye on.
I would swear I took 10 or more pictures but 5 was all I found when I got ready to blog.
I took a 2×4 and made it the core of the engine and covered it with oak.
I need to just glue up the oak it takes less time and a lot less work, I don’t know why I keep doing this.
Could it be cause I’m running out of wood???
While I was doing this I was also cutting out the base, then on to the motor cover.
I never had paid any attention to how trains have 5 thousand doors to get at the engine.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.