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Project by RVeCafe posted 03-01-2013 06:04 AM 1111 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Toy Yard Trains for the Grandson and Nephew
For Christmas, 2012, I built two yard engines with a couple of cars for each. Both had turned parts, one of Purple Heart and Oregon Myrtlewood while the other was of Poplar and Fig. I painted the one and only applied clear polyurethane to the other. One of the trains is for a 3 year old nephew while the other is for my 18 month old grandson. My intention is to add more cars as the kids get older. I also want to do a different engine. Both boys liked the trains but the 3 year old spent a couple of hours playing with his while the 18 month old only spend minutes.

-- Dale, Sutherlin, Oregon: http://rvecafe.com/wood.html





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 06:24 AM

They look great Dale nice work.

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 07:13 AM

These are beautiful!Dont worry about the 18 mo old, he will love it in a couple of years! My son wasn’t too interested in his wooden train set when he got it at 2 yrs old.I put it away and took it back out when he turned 4.He is now 5 yrs old &he spends hours in his room w/his trains.Toys like these are so special and bring great memories for a lifetime.My uncle was a tugboat captain & he built me a wooden tugboat when I was about 2..I’m 34 yrs old & now my son plays with it.No store bought toy would last that long.Great job:-)

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 07:22 AM

Nice job. Welcome to LJ!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 11:27 AM

Choo’s Choo’s are always a great hit. Nice job

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 01:52 PM

Really nice work! I’m sure the boy’s will have tons of fun with their nice looking train!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 03-04-2013 04:24 AM

Most excellent trains RV, love the design & colours though they look too good for yard..
Also I had a quick look at you WIP photos & notes on your website, top job, well done…...
Cheers, crowie….

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

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#7 posted 03-04-2013 02:59 PM

Awesome wooden toy train! Like every well made detail of it. An heirloom piece enjoyed by lucky grand kids.

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