1949 Reading Steam Freight Train 1/38th Scale

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Project by bj383ss posted 03-21-2013 05:08 PM 4460 views 14 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I just realized I never posted my train I finished in September. So here it is. Used plans from Gatto Supply. I have 117 hours total in the build. 15 hours were spent put a finish on it. Woods used Walnut and Maple. Measures 38” long 3.5” Tall and 3.5” wide. There are 3 train cars to be built to go behind it in the near future.



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#1 posted 03-21-2013 05:21 PM

That is a beautiful piece of work. I love how detailed you got with this and how the engine’s wheels stand out!

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 05:24 PM

Extremely impressive…..

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 05:26 PM

What a pleasure to see this. Back in 1953 my dad bought my brother and I an American Flyer train set. It looks almost like your model here. I only have the engine and coal car now, packed up someplace in the attic.
Your work on this project is fantastic! Nice detail all around!
Thanks for sharing!

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

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 05:32 PM

Very detailed model. I can almost hear the steam whistle blowing. Nice build, anxious to see the other cars added.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 05:37 PM

Beautiful. You did a fantastic job on it and all the hours spent really show. This piece would look great anywhere you display it. On a mantle, table, etc.. Thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 03-21-2013 05:49 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#7 posted 03-21-2013 06:17 PM

That is very impressive work and very detailed time well spent in to it. like cajunpen said anxious to see the other cars

-- The Olson workshop

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#8 posted 03-21-2013 06:31 PM

Very very nice job, I have that plan and I am going to build it in the near future.i have a few easyer ones to do first. Again GOOD JOB.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#9 posted 03-21-2013 06:37 PM

Woo WOOOOOooooooo! Beautiful job.


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#10 posted 03-21-2013 06:40 PM

Wahooo! Most beautiful. Great work.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#11 posted 03-21-2013 07:14 PM

Bret I still look at this in wonder, Magnificent, fantastic and a lot more words which I could describe this Model

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#12 posted 03-21-2013 07:37 PM

Amazing work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 03-21-2013 07:49 PM

Fantastic workmanship, what a beauty

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#14 posted 03-21-2013 08:03 PM

That’s very nice, Bret. I love detailed wooden models. It combines most all the processes of woodworking with my other favorite passion, models. Something like this is definitely in my future. Your work is inspiring.

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#15 posted 03-21-2013 08:19 PM

My goodness man, you do have an eye for detail. You should really be proud of that one….very nice

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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