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MrWoody

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2094 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: toy train competition

I entered my passenger train in a woodworking competition on Saturday. As it was 45 minutes and $20 worth of gas away, I decided to spend the day. It was fun watching the little ones and some adults reaction to the six foot long train and the terrific doll house furniture beside it.
Checking out the other entries I had very little expectation of winning any thing.
After the judging was done by the knowledgeable dealer reps, I walked around checking to see which entries had won. The first place on the doll house furniture was no surprise, but the first place ribbon on my train put me in total shock. I probably should not have driven home afterwards.
I do want to mention that this Home Depot and their employees did a fantastic job.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.


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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#1 posted 2094 days ago

Awesome! Your trains always amaze and impress me. I have been motivated and the engine kit is sitting in the winter to-do pile…

I notice it held links to the Niagara clubs, how far from Buffalo are you Woody? I live about 45 minutes south-east of it but work near the airport…

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2094 days ago

that’s awesome!
Congratulations :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MrWoody

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#3 posted 2094 days ago

Rich, I’m about an hour from Buffalo on the QEW, in Hamilton. Our club is about 30 minutes from Buffalo.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 2094 days ago

Congratulation!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 2093 days ago

Fantastic! Congratulations!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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bhack

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#6 posted 2093 days ago

Congratulations MrWoody. Looking at your posted projects, I can see why you got first place.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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toyguy

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#7 posted 2093 days ago

Mr Woody.. Being one of the few guys here that has actually seen your work up close, this comes as no surprise to me. Your work is always impeccable, and your choo choo is no exception. I only wish I had your talent.

Congratulations on your win… you deserve it.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 2093 days ago

Congratulations! That must have been a lovely surprise, although it’s no surprise to your fellow jocks that your work is ribbon worthy.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Kevin Violette

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#9 posted 2093 days ago

Hey John,

Congratulations again! I am glad you enjoyed yourself at our 3rd Annual Home Depot St.Catharines Woodworking Show and appreciate the compliment about the show also. It was nice to have you out at the show and thank you for bringing in a beautiful piece of work. I will be posting a recap of the show and some photos for everyone to see.

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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Allison

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#10 posted 2093 days ago

Awesome, and congrats!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 2093 days ago

Congrats John. I can see why you won the big prize.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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toyguy

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#12 posted 2092 days ago

John's Train set and Red Ribbon.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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toyguy

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#13 posted 2090 days ago

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-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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exelectrician

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#14 posted 1005 days ago

Wow! you are too modest, that is first class all the way, you deserved your win.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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mtenterprises

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#15 posted 1005 days ago

CONGRATS!!!!! Fron another WNY woodworker.
MIKE

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises

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