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Project by htl posted 06-18-2016 07:57 PM 2650 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just love to build train cars and here’s the latest.
Almost all oak with just enough walnut to help it blend in with the rest of the train set.

Nearly every part has grove or slats of one kind or the other.

The sides are breathable slats for live stock.

The ends look like tongue and grove siding.


The floor is grooved and the roof walkway is also.

The blog shows how I made the slats for the sides and door but the same trick was used for all the grooves.

Check it out on the blog here.
http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/87898

Thanks all for checking the build out.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 06-18-2016 08:20 PM

Htl, that came out awesome! Would have taken me 2 months to complete. Great work.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 06-18-2016 10:29 PM

Magnificent Bruce,
You seem to have built this addition to the train quickly but without any lack of quality; beautiful work sir.
Thank you for the great blog on the build with all the extra photos & build notes, much appreciated.

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

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#3 posted 06-18-2016 10:42 PM

very nice, great addition.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 06-19-2016 12:30 AM

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#5 posted 06-19-2016 12:34 AM

A very fine creation!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 06-19-2016 01:26 AM

Very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 06-19-2016 01:58 AM

Quick and more than just sweet.

Another great addition to the htl Railway’s rolling stock.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 06-19-2016 02:07 AM

Very Nice I cannot get over how fast you builds are , and like the gentleman above me says without sacrificing the quality well done my friend.
Dee1

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#9 posted 06-19-2016 02:30 AM

Train is getting longer, looks great.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 06-19-2016 03:26 AM

Usualy there is lokomotive, but this wagon looks very detailed and authentic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 06-19-2016 03:32 AM

That came out very well.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#12 posted 06-19-2016 03:35 AM

This car looks great.

-- Julian

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htl

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#13 posted 06-19-2016 03:41 AM

The main reason for this build was the making of the slats.
For a little while now I had it in my head and just had to give it a try to make the sides without gluing up the individual slats.
This way everything stays straight and true and much faster and cleaner looking.
And the funny thing was the more slats I cut the more I found that could be done with them on this project.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#14 posted 06-19-2016 06:08 AM

Absolutely outstanding. What attention to detail!

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#15 posted 06-19-2016 08:51 AM

A fast and nice build.

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