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Project by William posted 09-22-2013 02:46 AM 1116 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Any of you who regularly read my ramblings have seen and heard all about these Rocking Iron Horse trains before. You’ve also may probably remember my fascination of trains in general. For several weeks though, the train building have went off the rails (lame joke fully intended).
The one you see in these photos is the one I built first, which was completed a couple of weeks ago. Well, the guy who it was for liked it. He liked it a lot. He must have, because…......

Photo 4:
He wanted two more.

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All three trains are built entirely of cotton wood except for the train frames. The frames are made of sapelle because I did not have any other material thick enough when building them and did not want to run all the way to town for material when I had these sticks under a table that would work just fine. The different colors are obtained with different stains. The red and blue is tinted, waterbased Minwax stain. After they are assembled, they are finished off with Polycrylic, a water based clear coat.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 09-22-2013 03:06 AM

Great lookin’ trains.

Although made of the same woods, they each have their own personality/look!!!

You do wonderful work. I always enjoy seeing your projects!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 09-22-2013 03:29 AM

great looking builds William ,some kids some where are going to have a fun time on these

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 09-22-2013 03:30 AM

double post must been a train

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 09-22-2013 03:30 AM

Toot Toot !!

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 09-22-2013 03:37 AM

Great stuff…. absolutely great stuff. I love these things

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 09-22-2013 03:40 AM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 09-22-2013 12:52 PM

Way kool, William. Way kool!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 09-22-2013 12:57 PM

Kids will love them!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#10 posted 09-22-2013 01:30 PM

This train thing has gotten totally off track. I’m gonna have ta put a couple of them in my shop this winter…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#11 posted 09-22-2013 01:37 PM

Thank you all very much for your compliments.

Marty, this would be a great project for you. Let me know if you’re interested in a link to where you can buy the plans. If you are, I’ll make a point of getting my laptop out this evening and posting it.
Actually that goes for anyone who needs the link. They are built from plans that can be purchased. I just changed a few things from the plans. I always do because I don’t like making anything exactly the same more than once.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 09-22-2013 02:13 PM

Don’t make any special effort on that link William. It’s gonna be a minute before I’ll have time to start on them…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#13 posted 09-22-2013 03:34 PM

Ok, I’ll make a mental note or next time I’m on my laptop.
Better yet, I’ll make a paper note. My mental notes never make it to reality.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 09-22-2013 06:29 PM

A nice design. They all look good.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#15 posted 09-22-2013 08:28 PM

William, I can certainly see why the guy liked them and wanted a few more. Very cool looking, like how you got the different effects with the same wood and stains.

ctL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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