|Project by Ron Messersmith||posted 02-24-2012 06:06 PM||1004 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
These locomotives are made from drawings in an early issue of Hands On Magazine put out by shopsmith. I have been making this particular toy for about 28 years. I love this toy because it is relatively easy to vary the design features of each locomotive. I usually make the locomotive with 4 additional cars: a tender, box car, log carrier and caboose. This toy is very sturdy and is designed to be played with. My more recent locomotives are much more detailed and have too many delicate parts to trust to the hands of a 5 year old!