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Project by dvhart posted 02-23-2010 07:45 AM 3031 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this simple toy train expecting to build one more car a year for my son as he grew. He’s four now and still has just the one piece train. Oh well.

-- Darren





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woodwkjohn

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#1 posted 02-23-2010 08:18 AM

It’s not to late, you can still make 4 by his next birthday. It does look good lol

-- woodwkjohn

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Loucarb

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#2 posted 02-23-2010 03:32 PM

Nice job. You need to keep it going.

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#3 posted 02-23-2010 07:03 PM

COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 02-23-2010 08:53 PM

If I had a grandson, I know what I would be doing

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 02-24-2010 12:06 AM

Excellent work Darren.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 02-24-2010 12:12 AM

:)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 02-24-2010 03:36 AM

Really cool train.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 05:33 PM

NICE job Darren. What kind of wood is the boiler? I really like the idea that it is made for a child to play with. Would you consider sharing your plans for this train?

Rick

-- Just because the circus has left town, it doesn't mean the Monkey is off your back

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dvhart

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 06:05 PM

@Rick: The boiler is ash (I turned it on my Shopsmith – my first turning), the cab, runners, and cow-catcher are purple-heart, and the rest is birch. I wish I could claim credit for the plans, but I followed a set from a children’s toy book. Making Toys That Teach by Les Neufeld. It’s an excellent book with a great introduction about “convergent” versus “divergent” play as the motivation for the toys presented.

-- Darren

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exelectrician

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#10 posted 10-21-2011 08:47 AM

That is one very nice piece – If you want to borrow my glueing jig for the cars, you are welcome to use it.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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