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