4-6-0 Steam Locomotive

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Project by nitewalker41 posted 01-20-2013 09:57 PM 1231 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still haven’t got a lathe so had to make the boiler and steam domes and smoke state the old fashion way, chisel and file and sandpaper, boiler made from Oak and the Engineers Cab from Cherry, wheels made from cherry but not grooved to stay on a track, used drawings from Toys and Joys for layout. Needless to say I really enjoyed project even though didn’t have best equipment for job.

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

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#1 posted 01-20-2013 10:18 PM

That’s a great job, but it’s truly impressive to be all by hand with no lathe!! Just remember…your hands are always your best equipment!!

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 10:22 PM

Fantastic looking locomotive ,very nice work.

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 10:31 PM

Great job!!. Love the woods. You need a lathe for your birthday.

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 01:35 AM

Hey that is really cool.. It is Amazing that you did it by hand. I agreee with Hunter.. you deserve a lathe..:)

I made a VERY similar one out of——-> MOOSE ANTLER
a while back…. I had no plans just pictures.

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#5 posted 01-21-2013 04:54 AM

Nice work. We want to make one of these one day.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#6 posted 01-22-2013 05:16 AM

Otstanding details!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 01-22-2013 06:53 AM

very nice work

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#8 posted 01-23-2013 10:48 AM

What a top job you’ve done on the train, beautifully finished with great detail.
Does the wheel mechanism work; it looks like it should!
Were did you get the plan, please.
Well done, indeed… Cheers, crowie

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 01:01 PM

All you guys that build the trains, the trucks, and the construction equipment do such a fantastic job! I’m always in awe at these projects, and I bow to your superior workmanship

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#10 posted 01-23-2013 01:36 PM

This is a wonderful miniature and you did a fine job on 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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#11 posted 01-29-2013 10:58 PM

Fantastic! Especially with no lathe. You gotta get one. It makes round parts so much easier…

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