Toy Project Every Child Loves A Toy Train This Simple Train Set Is As Much Fun For A Youngster To Play With As It Is For The Young At Heart To Build
Toy project every child loves a toy train this simple train set is as much fun for a youngster to play with as it is for the young at heart to build is post about Magazine bookmarked by david with ID 1513946862 was uploaded on 16-03-2019 and has been viewed 257,109 times.
Train Set Illustrations by James Provost You can build this train set with a small handful of spare wood, while the wheels, pegs, people and smoke stack are commercial toy parts (stockade.ca).The train has six interchangeable pieces held together with leather loops.
Leather is safer than metal hooks, holds better than magnets, and is easier for small hands to handle.I began by shaping the bases for the engine (A) and the other five cars (H) out of ⅝" birch, although you can also use ¾" stock.
The engine base is a bit longer than the other bases, but all are the same width.Don't fret if your stock is a tad narrower or wider than my dimensions.Once the bases are complete, drill holes for the wheel axles (G).
The wheels I used have ¼" holes so I used 7⁄32" x 1" pegs.Drill holes at least ½" deep.Don't drive the pegs in too tight - the wheels need to turn freely.I used black walnut for the engine body (B), passenger car body (O) and caboose body (Q).
Once these are shaped, drill a ⅝" hole in the top of the engine body for the smoke stack (D), and two...