Train Set with Box

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Project by Paul posted 08-08-2009 11:23 PM 1839 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made several of these train sets, this is the first with a box to garage them in. They are popular with grandkids and young birthdays. This one is made from all Alder (except box top and bottom which are thin plywood) and finished natural with wipe on poly.

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#1 posted 08-09-2009 01:19 AM

Very nice.
Must take a lot of time making the train. I there carving involved or are they all cut pieces?

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#2 posted 08-09-2009 01:46 AM

Great train and case. I can see it being handed down from grandson to great-grandson.

-- Larry

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#3 posted 08-09-2009 02:16 AM

Well done. I bet the grand kids love them.

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#4 posted 08-09-2009 02:25 AM

Great job Paul

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#5 posted 08-09-2009 03:46 AM

Absolutely beautiful

what grand kid wouldnt love a set of these


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#6 posted 08-09-2009 04:18 AM

Very nice!!!! Did you make from your own idea or did you get a plan?

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#7 posted 08-09-2009 05:04 AM


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#8 posted 08-09-2009 05:18 AM

Great looking train set. You did a beautiful job. The box is a good idea to keep everything together. Thanks for posting.

God bless

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#9 posted 08-09-2009 09:51 AM

Great train set. I bet all the grand kids would love them. Nice storage box idea also. Helps keep it all together.

Great build and designs.

Keep it up.


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#10 posted 08-09-2009 05:25 PM


Great gift for the kids, having just made one for my Grandson.

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Wish I had seen yours first as the storage box is an excellent idea and really completes the set.

Thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 11-08-2009 02:22 PM

The box makes it special. Keeps it contained and safe.

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#12 posted 04-10-2011 05:06 PM

Paul, I know this is an old post but I just came across it. What is the table the trains are sitting on? I’m very curious.

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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