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Project by drbyte posted 05-07-2018 03:05 PM 844 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The grandson really enjoys playtime with the wooden trains (me too) so I made him a few accessories, crane with magnet, truck and loading dock, extra freight containers, and extra chemical containers. Some of the freight containers are drilled straight through, .375 inch, so they can double stack on the truck. All containers have steel rivet in top so they can be loaded/unloaded with magnet on crane. Truck carries 4 containers. Anybody recognize the swivel mechanism for the crane boom? Playtime has been extended indefinitely!!!

-- Dennis, WV





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drbyte

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#1 posted 05-07-2018 03:52 PM

Forgot about the diesel filling station in pic 2 behind the truck. That was a couple weekends ago.

-- Dennis, WV

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 05-07-2018 04:05 PM

I see a reused castor.

Great work on all the train stuff.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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drbyte

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#3 posted 05-07-2018 05:13 PM

Thanks chrisstef!! You are correct!

-- Dennis, WV

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 05-07-2018 09:03 PM

You made a junk train set into a great train set!

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

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KimAccurso

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#5 posted 05-08-2018 12:59 AM

I can’t wait to have a Grandson :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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AJ1104

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#6 posted 05-08-2018 11:49 AM

What a great idea! I love the new life you gave to your caster. This is a must for my grandkids. Super job and creativity.

-- AJ

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-08-2018 12:01 PM

This is a beautiful toy train and so nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Porchfish

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#8 posted 05-08-2018 01:05 PM

Nicely done ! I think it will be appreciated for years to come ! Some time ago I was given a set of plans for a truck (auto transport truck I think) including a package of parts (wheels, rims, axles etc.) sold by Rockler. It has been sitting in a desk drawer for over thirty years now. Anyone interested in it ?. gratis ?, if so, just let me know and I’ll ship it off to you. I once offered this to another lumberjocks member who was posting photos of trucks he had built but his response was that maybe I should find someone else to foist off this garbage on. I just wrote his curt response off as a failure to communicate…So it sat here for another 2 years. I could just throw it in the recycling bin, but I thought I’d take one more chance at trying to find it a home. donschneider44@gmail.com Thanks

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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drbyte

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#9 posted 05-09-2018 01:36 PM

Thanks guys for all the great comments. I’d gladly take the truck plans/parts off your hands Porchfish!

-- Dennis, WV

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#10 posted 11-17-2018 10:22 AM

Missed this beaut project.. my grandsons too love the wooden train so O may have to borrow this top idea sir.

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

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