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Finally finished the Nmae train for me.
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#1 posted 05-22-2013 07:35 PM
What a cute looking train…just wish the picture was a bit larger
-- Larry in Hawaii,
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#2 posted 05-22-2013 08:07 PM
It’s nice to be able to do a project for yourself once in a while, this one is outstanding. display it proudly.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green
#3 posted 05-22-2013 08:16 PM
Sorrry, I cropped the picture out because of background clutter.
The train has only the couplers-(eyes and hooks) of metal; all else is wood. Also the eyes and hooks are the only pieces I did not make—excluding the dowels for axels.
The wood was torched lightly then a spray poly put on.
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#4 posted 05-22-2013 10:48 PM
Pretty cool, good work!
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#5 posted 05-23-2013 12:12 AM
Love it, great looking train.
-- A childs smile is payment enough.
#6 posted 05-23-2013 12:38 AM
Appreciate the kind comments.
I do not ususally even pattern the letters. I make rectangles the same size and a few more than I need; then, scissors out the letters. I then use those as patterns. Every train etc. seems to want a slightly different letter from all the others anyway! The wood is the boss, I am merely the follower.
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#7 posted 05-24-2013 09:15 PM
It’s a beautiful and a very long train. I’m sure kids will get loads of fun playing with it.
#8 posted 05-24-2013 11:03 PM
The “kid” this train is for is ME!—Some people think kid is limited to those of a certain young age.
I really won’t play too much with it! I think my great grandson may eventually be the main engineer.
Thank You for the kind words. I do like the torched effect on quite a few things. Wanted to see how it looked on a name train. The length total is 52 inches.
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#9 posted 05-30-2013 10:25 AM
G’Day “ralbuck”, That’s one fine name train you made, a lot of time and effort, well done…
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie
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