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Project by Ozworkshop posted 02-18-2013 12:03 AM 900 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am at the beginning of a project to build an 1870’s Iron Horse train, wood tender and passenger car on a bridge . I built the bridge first so I can set the model against it as I go. This helps make sure the measurements are correct as I go along. The main body is laminated together using Tasmanian Blackwood and Victorian Ash. The steam and sad domes are Purple Heart and Victorian Ash.

-- Rob, Victoria, Australia, http://www.youtube.com/ozworkshop , http://www.facebook.com/ozworkshop





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Ozworkshop

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 12:10 AM

Video diary available HERE

-- Rob, Victoria, Australia, http://www.youtube.com/ozworkshop , http://www.facebook.com/ozworkshop

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 12:23 AM

G’Day Rob, I sometimes wish I had room for a lathe…..very clever at how you did the firebox, it’s come up a treat….well done, cheers crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 01:02 AM

Great woods, I will wait to see this finished.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Ozworkshop

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 01:37 AM

Thanks for the kind comments guys. If your interested in how it’s made, the videos are available at
www.youtube.com/ozworkshop

-- Rob, Victoria, Australia, http://www.youtube.com/ozworkshop , http://www.facebook.com/ozworkshop

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 04:39 PM

For sure this is going to be a super project, definitely hope to see updates to this, where did you get the drawings your using?

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

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HauntedSpider

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 02:41 PM

Yes I know this is my first post, but I came this way from the shopsmith forums. Anyway, it looks like you are building a cherry tree Iron Horse 440?

I built one my senior year in high school. Took way more hours than I thought it would. If you are building the same one and the plans haven’t been updated, be careful with the measurements. The piece you are building currently or pictured here was short by an inch for what it should have been if memory serves correctly (been 11 years). As well you will need to cut out a section on each side of the main boiler in the back for the wheels to fit. Please keep posting pictures. The project looks good so far.

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Ozworkshop

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 09:13 PM

Hi thanks for you picture and advice. It would certainly looks like the same project but I got my designs from Forest Street Designs and is just named “The Iron Horse” .
yours looks fantastic, to have such skill at a young age is truly a gift. -treasure it. Those around you will.

-- Rob, Victoria, Australia, http://www.youtube.com/ozworkshop , http://www.facebook.com/ozworkshop

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HauntedSpider

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 09:19 PM

The exploded view of the plans behind your piece are the same for sure. It seems the rings on the train boiler may be a bit different, or maybe I didn’t do it the same :)

Anyway, good luck on the project. I started to count down when I hit 100 pieces left. That was 7 months in…..

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Ozworkshop

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#9 posted 02-20-2013 10:18 PM

I probably will be counting too, might be worse though as I have 30 years on you and I am doing a video journey on the youtube channel as well.. Love to see more of your projects as well.

-- Rob, Victoria, Australia, http://www.youtube.com/ozworkshop , http://www.facebook.com/ozworkshop

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HauntedSpider

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#10 posted 02-21-2013 02:59 AM

I will gladly post a few up when the forum allows me. At the moment it says you may not post a project until your first post is approved. So I am patiently waiting :) Here is another picture of the train for your reference. Maybe an angle the 2D plans don’t show.

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RVroman

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#11 posted 02-21-2013 03:03 AM

Wow! Nice work! (on both the trains by both individuals)

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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Ozworkshop

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#12 posted 02-21-2013 08:16 AM

Wow, thanks Spidy,
I just hope I can do it justice as you have….:o)#

-- Rob, Victoria, Australia, http://www.youtube.com/ozworkshop , http://www.facebook.com/ozworkshop

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HauntedSpider

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#13 posted 02-21-2013 01:02 PM

Thanks for the compliments. I will be watching your channel for sure on updates on the train. Good luck with it all.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 02-21-2013 01:22 PM

This is going to look great. You should do a complete blog on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Ozworkshop

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#15 posted 02-21-2013 01:25 PM

I am doing a youtube blog … See above comments.. It could take a while…:o)#

-- Rob, Victoria, Australia, http://www.youtube.com/ozworkshop , http://www.facebook.com/ozworkshop

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