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Toy costruction #86: diesel locomotive 1.5

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-28-2016 09:49 PM 972 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 85: Fat Wheels For The Low Boy Trailer Part 86 of Toy costruction series Part 87: diesel locomotive 2.5 »

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.



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-28-2016 10:59 PM

oh thought it was only 4 thousand doors …......LMAO @ Bruce
you make me half sick with your speed

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

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 07-29-2016 12:24 AM

Awaiting the finished unit

Looking forward to seeing it.

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 07-29-2016 12:31 AM


oh thought it was only 4 thousand doors …......LMAO @ Bruce
you make me half sick with your speed

- GR8HUNTER



Gonzales #4 and GR8, I only counted 36... the other 4,964 (give or take 1,000) must be on the other side.

Fully appreciate your take on the “plans”. The “knobs” are a great touch (thx for the past hint, great execution). Be interested to see when you get down to your favourite parts... the little bits, like the two sided windscreen wipers :-(...

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

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#4 posted 07-29-2016 01:04 AM

Bruce,
I totally love your train builds. You do make them your own!

Question: what is the space between the rails?

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#5 posted 07-29-2016 02:46 AM

Very Nice. I like the SD40-2 that you picked, one of the great american locomotives from the 70’s and 80’s that you can still find running today. I always thought that the proportions were just about perfect.

-- Just making sawdust

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htl

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#6 posted 07-29-2016 03:15 AM

“knobs” are a great touch
There really should be one at the top and bottom but didn’t have a small enough circle maker so went with one in the middle.

Question: what is the space between the rails?

Sorry Bruce not sure what between the rails means.
The main body, cab floor and nose aren’t glued up yet figured I’d wait till tomorrow with a fresh mind to go any farther with the cabin.

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

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#7 posted 07-29-2016 05:59 AM

This is another beautiful serie I will follow.

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

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#8 posted 07-29-2016 06:43 AM

You sure aren’t wasting time with yet another built Bruce….looking good sir.

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

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#9 posted 07-29-2016 09:56 AM

Question: what is the space between the rails?

Sorry Bruce not sure what between the rails means.
....

- htl


This question has gone unanswered for too long. Allow the LBD to come to the rescue!

It depends on the size of the door (s) the whole 5,0000 of them! The “knobs” do not come into the equation. The length of 1 or 2 whichever is cut first.

Always willing to help…

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

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#10 posted 07-29-2016 12:42 PM

Dude! I’m totally disappointed! How come you didn’t make the WHEELS first?

You LOVE doing wheels !

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#11 posted 07-29-2016 01:09 PM



I took a 2×4 and made it the core of the engine and covered it with oak.

- htl


htl, Nice coverage… didn’t want to ask before as I was a bit ashamed of my ignorance. What timber was the 2×4 out of and what type of oak did you use.
Here in Aus. I would have used Tassie oak for what you used the 2×4 for, hence the confusion.

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

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bruce317

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#12 posted 07-29-2016 01:19 PM


Question: what is the space between the rails?

Sorry Bruce not sure what between the rails means.
....

- htl

This question has gone unanswered for too long. Allow the LBD to come to the rescue!

Always willing to help…

- LittleBlackDuck

First to LBD. WHAT!! Your answer is so far out there. The men in white coats are coming for you. With that said, you sir are very funny. I enjoy reading your replies. To see what you come up with next. Ducky, you don’t disappoint.
Bruce, I mean the distance between your track rails. I ask so I can picture how big your trains are.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 07-29-2016 01:54 PM


... how big your trains are…

- bruce317


Probably not as long as this one, but I bet it may have trouble matching the caboose!!!

Sorry htl, just keeping your audience “amused” while you are sleeping…

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

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htl

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#14 posted 07-29-2016 02:04 PM

Dude! I m totally disappointed! How come you didn t make the WHEELS first?
You LOVE doing wheels !

- JoeinGa
These are some small wheels so not much I can do to them but the out side brace could be done interestingly.
Will be 12 wheels.

Ducky the 2×4’s are pine remember what the black car’s bonnet looked like,
I was just used what I had on hand, need to go scrounging and pick up some new lumber but my health isn’t going to let that happen in this summer heat.

Bruce
Remember my train is shrunk down to 2/3 from what the toys and joys trains are.
Toys and joys has free track plans on their site.

The space between my tracks are 1 7/8”
Base of train engine is 18” long by 3” wide
The cattle car is 5” tall when sitting on a table, the wheels take up 1” of this height.
The coupling base[shown in picture] is 1/2” thick with a 1/2” thick round base[under it] glued to the train base.

Do a search for diesel train plans to find the ones I used.

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

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htl

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#15 posted 07-29-2016 03:21 PM

I went and looked for the plans I used and couldn’t find them again,
but under diesel train drawings I found some useable ones.
Check this site out.
http://trainiax.net/me55-emd.php
http://www.pacificbelt.com/crc_emd_sd40_cn_ph2b.html

Here it is
searched for sd40-2.gif
http://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/trains/trains-r-s/25131/view/sd40-2/

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

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