|Project by toyguy||posted 12-03-2015 11:58 AM||2678 views||15 times favorited||36 comments|
The golf clubs are cleaned and put away until spring; The Corvette is under cover for its winter hibernation; It time to make some sawdust.
There are a number of things I like about wood working. Building models / toys has always brought me a great deal of enjoyment. Woodturning has to be my favourite pass time in the shop, so it was a simple decision to get this winter underway with Toys & Joys plan 99, “Old 99”.
As stated above, this plan requires a great amount of woodturning. This is not a hard plan to build, but like anything in woodwork you must study the plans and be aware of how all the parts fit together. This plan has a number of moving parts that must be accurate if you want them to work when done. Take your time and measure twice, cut once. Anyone can build a model like this.
Like any of the toys I have built, no stain has been used. I prefer to use woods that are the appropriate colour to achieve the effect I am after. The only finish is a coat or two of rattle can Varathane. The only parts that have been purchased are the wheels; then altered to meet my requirements. Also purchased are dowels of various diameters. And of course the 8 page plan from T&J.
I guess you could build this from a host of different woods. The materials I used in this train are mostly domestic Black Walnut. The darker wood, cabin, tender and the cow catcher are made of Nogal; (Peruvian Walnut from south Mexico). There is also been made use of Maple, Oak and a little bit of African Padauk. The track rails are yellow cedar.
The approximant dimensions of the finished train are, from cow catcher to rear of tender – 26 inches, it stands about 9 inches high and is about 5 inches wide. The track is 38 inches long.
Next up for this winter is a continuation of this train. Now that I have the engine and tender, I think a passenger car, T&J plan 80 and of course I’ll need a caboose plan 77. But these builds may have to wait until after Christmas when I have a bit more available time.
Here is a small video of my train in motion:
-- Brian, Ontario Canada,