|Project by UncleStumpy||posted 05-20-2013 09:16 AM||912 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Last year I made a rocking horse for my fabulous nephew Brody and this year his mommy said that he would like a train, so that’s what I made.
After figuring out how the base and wheels went together, the rest was just whatever I felt like doing. I wanted the little “people” to come out so he could put them in and take them out. BUT, as my wife reminded me, 2 year olds still put stuff into thier mouths so I had to glue them in to avoid a chocking hazard.
I hollowed out about 40% of the coal car, so that when the lid comes off mommy can put in jelly beans or the like.
I wanted to put animals in the open post car but, once again, the ones I could find were all too small, so I just made a few “logs”.
The cars are all about 5 inches long and about 4 inches high. The bases are African Mahogany, the 3 big cars and the wheels are Sycamore and the boiler is pine. The 2 on the engine is his age and the BRR is for Brody Rail Road.
The 13 is 2013 and bmw are his initials. This was more of a fun project that something to awe my friends, but I signed the cars and built them sturdy, so maybe one day Brody can give the set to one of his kids.
Thanks for looking guys!!!
Sorry about my crappy “photo studio”, it looked better through the lens!
-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"