Toy Train

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Project by Dustmite97 posted 02-01-2012 03:31 AM 1746 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a wooden train that I have been working on for the last two weeks. I have never made anything like this before so it was a new challenge. I made this out of a lot of different types of wood. I used cedar, pine, poplar, birch plywood, and a little bit of douglas fir. This was a project where I got to have a lot of fun with the lathe. I turned the wheels, boiler, and the smoke stack. The wheels were the biggest challenge. I made a jig for the drill press to make the holes for the axles evenly spaced. I was thinking about applying a safe finish to it but I like the way it looks now. This was a very fun project and im looking forward to making another one in the near future.

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 03:35 AM

Nice looking train .good luck in the contest.

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 04:00 AM

Way to go, real nice work, keep em coming…..

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 04:37 AM

Nice job!! Toys are definitely a bigger challenge than folks realize!!

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#4 posted 02-01-2012 05:32 AM

Very nice, I should build something like this. (my son would love it)
how big is the train? Maybe for the next one build a couple different type of cars. Flat bed, box car etc..

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 06:44 AM

All abord…..Great job. Trains are alot of fun to build.

-- Ray

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#6 posted 02-01-2012 04:02 PM

Neat little project!

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 06:57 PM

Oh yes, give us more details !!

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#8 posted 02-02-2012 03:24 AM

Good looking train, they are fun projects.

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#9 posted 02-24-2013 09:59 AM

That’s one fine looking train you’ve built, well done.
Watch out, toymaking is additive.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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#10 posted 02-25-2013 02:23 AM

Thank you. Toymaking is very addictive!

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#11 posted 07-30-2016 12:21 PM

This is a real nice toy train and I bet the kids love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#12 posted 07-30-2016 03:27 PM

hello ….not telling you what to do ….... but I find it much easier to use a hole saw to make wheels like that ….....but if it works for you then go with it ….......GREAT JOB


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