|Project by JohnGreco||posted 01-23-2010 04:03 PM||1108 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a train that I make for kids. No paint, no finish of any sort and no metal connectors. Sanded to 400 grit.
The steam tank and bases are made from Poplar, the engineer’s cab and coal cart sides are made from Red Oak, and the wheels, smokestacks and headlights are Maple. I wanted to make sure this was truly an heirloom quality toy, so every joint is reinforced with Birch dowels, which is also what was used for the connector pin.
I wanted the coal cart to be functional for kids to put stuff inside and have the train carry it around, so I departed from the traditional sloped sides in favor of more of a boxed look.
Since making this I’ve picked up a lathe, so I think the next version will have a more fancy steam tank. Thanks for looking :)