Toy Wooden Train

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Project by gds posted 1065 days ago 1747 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started to made this train in 1976 for our 1 year old son, I gave him the engine and coal car that year. Then I made him a new car each year for his birthday. I had a brass tag made with (For David From Dad 1976) that I put on the bottom of the engine.
We got the train out this summer and gave it back to our son, he then gave 3 cars to our 3 year old grandson for his birthday. I will make one more car next year for our grandson birthday, and have a brass tag made with
(For Logan From Grandpa 2012) to put on the bottom.
The drawings for the train are from Love Built Toys.
The train is made out Oak, Maple, and Walnut with Deftoil for the finish.

-- garry, mn

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#1 posted 1065 days ago

Great work, I like it a lot.

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#2 posted 1065 days ago

Very nice!

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

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#3 posted 1063 days ago

real nice for sure, and quite obvious your son agrees….you have a lucky son and grandson….

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#4 posted 977 days ago

GDS, I love the trains. A great compromise of not too simple and not overly ornate! I could not find anything more than a few references to “Love Built Toys”, but the picts should be enough to do something similar… One question, could you provide some basis of scale? For one of the cars, just the rough car length/width/height and maybe thickness of the main platform and the roof pieces? It would help to get proportions right. I could probably get something nice after a while, but with my flair for design (and lack of experience with building toys), my first several attempts would be too short and stubby or something…

Thank you,


-- Ray Bowers

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