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Forum topic by souichiro posted 09-20-2010 06:46 AM 2996 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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souichiro

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09-20-2010 06:46 AM

I am thinking about making some small trains and cars for the Thomas train or Brio sets. I remember that some years ago I ordered the magnets and pins from cherrytree…... but where can you get the axles? Or even the plastic wheels for that matter? I have a selection of wood wheels, and will more than likely use them, but if anyone knows of a supplier then I’d love to hear about it.

The axles are what are killing me. I use dowels on my other cars, but have issues with them running smooth as I’d like on really small cars like these. I’m thinking about Christmas gifts, so I’d like them as smooth as possible for the little guys.

I remember seeing some screws with a long shaft that has a threaded end, and then a shallow opposite end that will screw into it. This would be perfect. Except I don’t have a clue what to call it, and I’ve been on google for almost an hour now pulling my hair out. I know that tons of people have to have made these, but no one talks much about what they used on google…...

Any ideas fellow LJ’ers??

-- Dale, Oregon


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mafe

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 08:25 AM

Sorry, no idea.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 01:39 PM

Try this search it may lead you somewhere.

-- 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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