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Toy costruction #88: diesel locomotive 4

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-02-2016 11:57 PM 610 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 87: diesel locomotive 2.5 Part 88 of Toy costruction series Part 89: railway breakdown crane #1 »

As I’ve noted before this is a project I had my eye on making some thirty years ago and just now getting around to building it.

So here’s the last few pictures, I don’t know why but couldn’t think to stop and take more.

I used the miter saw to cut the steps, need to use this instead of gluing the parts together much easier and faster, and I like faster.

I really didn’t want to put the hand rails on, it’s always these last parts that get me paranoid that I’ll bugger it up and I came really close but got er done in the end.

Here’s a teaser for tomorrow.

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



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 08-03-2016 12:45 AM

Coming on great, really taking shape… A character of it’s own (hmmm?)...

Don’t know whether it’s the vino, but if you close one eye, squint the other and hop on one leg with your right hand in your left pocket, picture #5 resembles a short eared beagle... Could help in naming it perhaps when finished.

Ouch.. just got a “moon-slap” on the back of the head from the missus…


... it s always these last parts that get me paranoid …

- htl

#4, Hope we don’t have to got through the TRACK saga again!... Without the tracks, forget about the beagle and call it a short snake.

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

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#2 posted 08-03-2016 01:04 AM

Thank you Missus Ducky for straightening this feller out.
Sometimes his imagination gets the better of him and he’s a little too far away for us to slap back to sanity.

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

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#3 posted 08-03-2016 01:06 AM

Looking good keep up the good work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 08-03-2016 01:11 AM

Thanks oldrivers, I’d thank Ducky but I don’t want him to get the big head, plus I think he was making fun of my train so no thanks for him.. LOL

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

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#5 posted 08-03-2016 01:43 AM


... but I don t want him to get the big head, ...
LOL

- htl


Is this North Alabama vengeance? You’ll know what I mean, if you know what I mean!

PS. Thanks… The missus gave me another slap, just to keep you guys happy and said you’re welcome.

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

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 07:05 AM

Again build in a short time (however 30 years in mind).

I’m waiting for tomorrow.

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

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#7 posted 08-03-2016 01:03 PM

And NOW it’s beginning to actually LOOK like a train ! Good going so far.

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#8 posted 08-03-2016 02:21 PM

Here is the project posting. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/260834

Need some on the tracks shots to keep Ducky happy. LOL

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

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#9 posted 08-03-2016 02:53 PM

I just love the lines of this train.
It was a fun simple build, everything being square.
I should note one thing, on all my train cars I used the wheels at 1” for my base to figure the sizes of everything else but the engine looks a bit small to the other cars so should have done some checking to see if the engine on a sd40 has bigger wheels [trucks I think they’re called] than the cars.
It’s not really a problem cause I really didn’t want it any bigger but just something to keep in mind if and when you build one.

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

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htl

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#10 posted 08-03-2016 05:00 PM

Dutchy asked a question on the project page.
””Bruce I’m glad you made a rail on it and now I’m curious how you glued the rail parts and with glue you used and what measure the dowels are.”“

Dutchy I found some 1/16” dowels [ at Lowes which helps you a whole bunch I’m sure],
always before they were a white white wood but there were some darker ones mixed in thank you very much.
I marked the base[motor was not glued on yet], then used the fence on the shopsmith to keep the holes lined up for drilling and set the depth so they wouldn’t go through the bottom but all most.
Drilled the holes with a tight fit so had to tap them to go all the way in, this helped them to stand up straight.
Used gorilla super glue in the blue top and just dripped it into the hole and tapped it home.
I held a small board against the post to check if they were straight up, then let harden.
With a board set flat on the base just a hair shorter than the posts took the belt sander acrossed the board and post to get them all the same height. This all was done on the base without the engine being glued on there.
I then cut a dowel to length and gluing half the posts, stuck the top rail on let get hard then bent the rail slightly and put glue on the tops of the rest and held in place for a minute or so.

One thing I noticed using the darker danish oil I could see just a little of where the stain in the oil didn’t stain the wood, not bad but next time I think I will use the natural color oil first then use the darker danish oil on all other coats.
This will help hide the few glue places that show up.
I do like the way the stain brings out the grain in the oak but when I did the ford car and stained it natural then with the dark danish it still filler the grain but maybe not quite as much.
Testing would be a good idea first I would think.

I hope this was helpful.

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

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#11 posted 08-03-2016 06:35 PM

Yes immensely useful. There’s a hundred ways to do anything. And you did it differently than I do. Even I could understand your story. Thanks for taking time to write it so extensive.

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

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#12 posted 08-03-2016 09:47 PM

Darn #4, You know I HATE reading… Why didn’t you leave the small parts OFF. Then I wouldn’t have had to read your extensive and detailed explanation… It’s 7:00am here and now I need to go back to bed and rest.


Need some on the tracks shots to keep Ducky happy. LOL

- htl


Thx htl, I’m learning how to spell compromise....

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

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#13 posted 08-03-2016 10:07 PM

Sorry ducky!!!
Not been taking enough pictures here lately to do a decent how2 and the handrail would have been a good one with just a few pictures telling the story,
but to tell the truth it was one hair raising experience for me and almost messed up the whole project so was to interested in getting it right and hiding my buggers to take pictures..
I just do not like adding the little stuff, just to easy to put the ugly to it.

-- 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 08-03-2016 10:47 PM

Dutchy please take note!!!

Ducky just brought to my attention that those are 1/8 rails not 1/16 as I said two posts up, SORRY!!!
I’d change the post but it’s set in concrete now.
Why couldn’t Ducky have brought it to my attention sooner it’s all his fault.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 08-03-2016 10:47 PM


Not been taking enough pictures here lately to do a decent how2 ….

- htl


You should stop whingeing… You do more than most to explain what you do and keep us informed…


I just do not like adding the little stuff, just to easy to put the ugly to it.

- htl


I don’t like chocolate either… but I keep eating it… What’s that got to do with little stuff… nothing… but you always manage when you get off your rrrs to do them and if you bugger it up its only you that knows. If you don’t paint red arrows on your mistakes you don’t have to sand them off.

Unfortunately, for you, it does finish the models off and with the effort you put in why cut corners….

After all when you buy something, how often don’t you take the change? What’s that got to do with this topic… who knows… other than you take the change to complete the transaction… and the small parts complete the build.

Just call me that Chinese philoshopher ”Confused”.

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

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