Railroad Buff Projects

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Project by ND2ELK posted 01-02-2009 02:46 AM 2253 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two projects that were made for a railroad buff. The first is a display case for his old trains. It has glass sliding doors and track was fastened to the shelves to sit the trains on. The case frame is solid walnut and the back is tongue and groove solid walnut boards. The finish is 2 coats of poly and paste wax applied with 000 steel wool.

The second project was a railroad light. I do not remember where he got the glass pieces from but they were built into a light frame. The whole light frame is made of solid red oak and is finished with medium oak stain, 2 coats of poly and paste wax applied with 000 steel wool.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 01-02-2009 02:48 AM

Nice work, Tom. I especially like the light.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-02-2009 03:22 AM

Great job!

Looks like N and HO Gauge?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-02-2009 03:28 AM

Looks like the perfect solution for displaying his collection. Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 01-02-2009 04:30 AM

I’m sure his model rail roading buddies would be envious. Looks Great

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#5 posted 01-02-2009 06:39 AM

great project

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 01-02-2009 07:00 AM

Wow! That is truly great work. Very nicely done. Museum pieces.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#7 posted 01-02-2009 08:22 AM

very nice, I have seen similar displays for train collections. The light has a classic Railroad look. It puts me in mind of the style of several old rail stations in my areal.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#8 posted 01-02-2009 08:17 PM

Great project, and you did a wonderful build on these two. The light is my favorite though.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#9 posted 02-19-2009 08:27 AM

love it, Love It, LOVE IT! I am also an avid model railroader, so I can appreciate such a fine bit of true artistic craftsmanship!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#10 posted 03-10-2009 02:28 PM

Nice Job! What a great way to display those trains. I really like it.

-- Mike, VT

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