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Project by hunter71 posted 09-22-2009 01:05 PM 2051 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our town has a Fall Fest and I am getting some things ready. Here is my “choo-choo yard. #1 is a finished red cedar version. #2 shows Western Red cedar, maple, oak, cherry and more Red Cedar models in various stages of finish. #3 is a “kicked up” version with a cherry body and walnut accents. This one is not the “kid proof model”. Not $20 bucks either. Added the Blue Ribbon winner to the choo-choo line. DeKalb County Fair 2009

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 02:17 PM

i love the trains…and your right…a childs smile is payment enough…ive made large piecies’s of furniture and such and just about a year ago when my first grandchild came to us…the world of toys opened to me…i think i could be happy makeing toys the rest of my life… fact ive got some really nice cedar im going to be useing for such…i hope you dont mind if i use some of your ideas…youve done a great job….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 09-22-2009 03:20 PM

Very nice. I agree with you & Grizzman, I sticking to the smaller stuff now that make a grandchild smile or any child for that matter. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#3 posted 09-22-2009 05:45 PM

These are great, just the kind of thing the kids will love and play with a lot. I’ve made some toys for the grandkids when they were small and they still have most of them! They seem to instinctively know the difference between something handmade and something manufactured. Keep up the good work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 09-23-2009 05:59 AM

fun nice train

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Mark Shymanski

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#5 posted 10-02-2009 12:36 AM

My son’s passion is Thomas the Tank engines, when he saw your photo he said “Hey Steam engines, let’s see how they are made”. Thansks for posting these!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 11-04-2014 07:08 AM

Great trains…look very sturdy. Is it your design?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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