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Passenger car for my train set

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Project by htl posted 04-26-2016 01:04 PM 860 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had so much fun building the Caboose I just had to build another car.
I really like the looks of the Toys and Joys passenger car but wanted to do a scratch build sooo off on a search for the perfect candidate or victim it’s all in your point of view.
Here’s the car that got my attention.

It’s in the same style but serves a slightly different job.
On some of the shorter runs they wouldn’t need as many seats for passenger so the car was partitioned off to serve two or more jobs.
Mobile post office for one, many had a safe as we’ve all seen in the old cow boy movies.

Here’s what mine is hauling this trip.
In the shipping department we have two massive gears and a grind stone going to the new water mill down at Five Mile Creek.

In the passenger section plenty of seats and a nice refreshment bar.
You may also just notice in a corner the spittoon much needed back in the day.

This was a very fun build the roof really had me questioning my design and building abilities.

It’s made with walnut and cheery and took 4 day to get er done.
One nice thing about trains, many of the parts like the frame and wheels, stairs and the like are the same so knowing your going to need them you can cut extra part for you next build as you go.
Once the saws set up cut extras, mass production on a one of a kind model.
This was scratch built so no plans just some pictures to go by.
I was afraid about half way through that I had got it wrong and the car wouldn’t match th caboose thankfully it worked out ok.
The car is 12” long if this was the T&J car I be leave it would be around 18” or so.
So buy shrinking it down a bit I’ve got room on the shelf for an extra car.

Here’s the short blog on the build.

http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/84042

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





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#1 posted 04-26-2016 01:11 PM

Another outstanding build. That came out very well.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 04-26-2016 01:26 PM

Really nice.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 02:42 PM

You have done a fine job on this. It looks great and has lots of nice details.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 04-26-2016 03:24 PM

Super cool!

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#5 posted 04-26-2016 03:41 PM

Finished up great, pat yourself on the back.

However, (there always has to be a however with me)...

... and took 4 day to get er done.
FOUR days??? Here in Australia it takes 4 days just to queue up and buy a ticket for the train, let alone build one.
Take that as a compliment served underhand…

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

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#6 posted 04-26-2016 04:00 PM

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#7 posted 04-26-2016 04:35 PM

Another great build. Your attention to details is super! I also have the plans, some day hope to build them, maybe. But I do love yours!
Bruce

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#8 posted 04-26-2016 06:01 PM

You pretty much made the same replica, good work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 04-26-2016 06:58 PM

Very well done!

-- just rjR

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#10 posted 04-26-2016 07:28 PM

That is very cool – great looking trains! thanks for sharing – you’re very talented.

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#11 posted 04-26-2016 09:02 PM

That looks great. When do we get to see the whole lashup? :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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htl

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#12 posted 04-26-2016 11:57 PM

That looks great. When do we get to see the whole lashup? :)

I done’t have plans for the train yet,[I thought they came today with some other plans but NO] To tell the truth I wasn’t planing to build the train just the Caboose but it was so much fun and I just love it so have to build a set if able.

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

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htl

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#13 posted 04-26-2016 11:59 PM

Now Joe that is some wild encouragement. LOL

Thank you for your support.

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

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#14 posted 04-27-2016 12:02 AM

Here is a story board of all the pictures that I took.
http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/heretolearn7/passenger%20train%20%20cat/story

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

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#15 posted 04-27-2016 01:06 AM

Superb Bruce, the carriage has come up a treat and a real credit to your craftsmanship….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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