Toy train

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Project by Bob, Oregon posted 1201 days ago 1592 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got just a little carried away with this one. It’s over 5’ long when all assembled, but he enjoys it. Mostly maple with oak railings, store-bought wheels and smokestack. I turned the headlight from some sort of mystery wood that was only labeled as “dark turning stock” at the elegant-wood store. I drilled the blank and glued in a birch dowel before turning.

-- 73, Bob

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#1 posted 1201 days ago

Good job, and a great toy!! I’ll bet some youngster will enjoy.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Carlisle, MA "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not". Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 1201 days ago

Very Nice, Thanks for sharing it. Its projects like yours that really get me thinking….....

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#3 posted 1201 days ago

Good looking train. You did a very nice job on this train. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 1201 days ago

Bob, What a great project. I particularly like using the handrail for the engine body. I’ve been burning chunks like that in my fireplace. I get them at the feed store by the barrel. I’ve always felt bad about burning them, now I see how I can use them. Who is the lucky recepient?

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#5 posted 1201 days ago

I sure like the size of your cars. I’ll bet there will be a lot of unique freight hauled with this train. Great Job.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#6 posted 1201 days ago

Oh WOW Bob, this is just beautiful! Talk about an heirloom, he’ll have this for his kids! It’s a wonderful toy, executed very well! Love the size, the wood choices, and the style!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#7 posted 1201 days ago

Very nice Bob! Thanks for sharing. Like Woodenworld said it gets you thinking.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#8 posted 1201 days ago

Super Neat!! I have a couple of Grandsons that would love something like this. I am sure this will be a treasure for many years.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#9 posted 1200 days ago

I love wooden trains, this is just wonderful work

-- Norman

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#10 posted 1200 days ago

All ABOARD! Seeing this, I wish I was a kid again….

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#11 posted 1200 days ago

That is beautiful.

-- Nick,Pa.

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#12 posted 1200 days ago

Perfect, great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 1200 days ago

Nice work Bob!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 1200 days ago

Very nice. I know it will get played with !!

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#15 posted 1200 days ago

This is a great toy train and you have done a wonderful job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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