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Project by soapmaker posted 10-19-2013 11:23 PM 1199 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a request from my sister for a gift for one of the handicapped men she was taking care of. All he wanted was a purple and orange train. Not the easiest thing to find, I told her I’d see what I could do. This is what i came up with, no plans, little measuring, just out of spruce 2×6s and a few bought wheels. He was very very happy with his gift and I was glad to put a smile on his face.





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maplerock

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#1 posted 10-19-2013 11:37 PM

Really nice Soapmaker!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 01:02 AM

Great looking train. You have done well and have done a good deal which will come back to you somewhere in the future. Nice train.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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markswoodcraft

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 05:16 AM

Steve Ramsey would be proud! :)
Great job, especially without plans

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hunter71

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 11:40 AM

Great job for a great cause. Making someone happy.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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TheWoodfather

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 02:01 PM

Wow, that engine is very impressive looking, how was the coal made?

-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 02:14 PM

Well done. Great reason to build it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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soapmaker

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 02:17 PM

thanks guys, Just a rotary tool with a carving burr and some black spray paint.

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marter1229

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 03:14 PM

WOW!
Beautiful project.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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Greg In Maryland

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 03:47 PM

That was very generous of you. I am sure it will be treasured.

Greg

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 03:47 PM

That’s a nice toy and very colorful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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NormG

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 07:54 PM

Great looking train, love the colors, wonderful project, great choice of wood

-- Norman

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crowie

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#12 posted 10-22-2013 09:46 AM

G’Day “soapmaker”,
I’m torn between the beautiful paint work and my love of natural timber….
The build is first class, well done….

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

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#13 posted 10-24-2013 04:06 PM

Looks great and well designed. Like the striking colors and the cool details on the coal. Great job!

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Richforever

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#14 posted 10-24-2013 07:26 PM

Nice project! Makes me miss my 027 gauge Lionel!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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