Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: More Trains

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Decatur, Alabama
    Posts
    518

    More Trains

    I had requests for a few more trains, so I took a break from finishing setting up the shop to build these

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0001.jpg 
Views:	87 
Size:	60.4 KB 
ID:	54638Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0002.jpg 
Views:	70 
Size:	61.6 KB 
ID:	54639

    They're a little smaller than my last trains, about 32" from front to back, 4" high, 3.5" wide. I like the size better for a full train, the first trains I built to big and the kids ended up needing to much space to store/play with them. It also let me scale down to 3/4" thick bases which are a lot easier, the larger trains I built before had 1-1/4" thick bases.

    If they government will ever clarify the whole testing procedure stuff for lead, I think these could actually be a worthwhile craft to sell. For now it's just on request for friends. Still crossing my fingers that one day as long as the finish/glue manufacturers get their products certified, we won't have to get ours certified.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Santa Claus, In
    Posts
    4,779
    Another fine group of trains Jeb.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hanford, CA
    Posts
    122
    Jeb, nice job on the trains. They should bring hours of enjoyment to the junior conductors who will be directing them.
    Wm. Jason Tuinstra
    www.makerofshaker.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Posts
    3,220
    Those are wonderful, Jeb.
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Posts
    12,264
    Jebb those are plendid and will make some kids play for hours and use their imagination. Well done.
    cheers

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,364
    Very cool Jeb!

    Makes me think of one of those old stop motion animation christmas shows about the best toy maker in the land.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,604
    Very nice
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Muskegon,Mi.
    Posts
    111
    Nice job those are dandy
    SOMEDAY is not a day of the week

Similar Threads

  1. Toy Trains
    By Jeb Taylor in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-02-2010, 03:58 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •