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Garrymac

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Here's my version of the 1955 vintage train. Made 2. One is for my grandson. Had fun building it. All poplar wood. Black wheels and coal. Salem maple stain by ZAR. BRUSHED ON. THEN SPRAY POLY GLOSS. He is going to love it. Just turned 2.

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What  great toy for a 2 year old, he will love it.

I also love that truck in the back gound
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Thanks Greg. I Am retired and just plug away one toy at a time. Then i just put them on the shelf....in my wife's garage.

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Very nice. I bet your grandson is going to flip when he gets it.
I’m picking away at one of these as well. It’s a great model.
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Well here he is....and they pulled out some of their other toys.....from me.

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Awesome, picture shows the train in a good scale which is larger than what I thought from your Original Post= well done
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i love seeing the exited involvement on the faces of the children. Priceless. and your craftsmanship is remarkable.

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Thanks for the wonderful photo. You have captured in it the very essence of toy making and why we are toymakers. This photo moves me deeply and inspires me to get up and get going!
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Thanks to you and Cynthia for putting together this site. Your plans are both fun and the most part easy to make. There are some more complex plans, but then again you have such a huge selection.. There is something for everyone here!
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Hey Garrymac, I assume you're cutting a 1 inch dowel for the wheels. Your holes for the axels look spot on in the centre. How'd you get so accurate? Do you have a jig? Do you mind sharing some pics or insight into how you did that so well? I'm building a little jig right now that I think will work but I'd like to hear how you did it.
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Hi Garrymac
I would just like to say that your trains looking absolutely amazing and the lovely photo of the kids playing with your toys is what this hobby is all about.....bringing hours of joy & fun to children that doesn't involve a computer screen or a bit of plastic that's got " made in China" stamped on the bottom.... I'm looking forward to my grandchildren, if I get any one day lol, playing with the toys that I'm making as well.
Well done to you Sir.
All the best
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Thanks Dave. We have 3 daughters. 37,35,30. They each had 2 kids either the youngest one had 3. So all together we have 7 grandkids. The oldest is 11. The youngest is 2. 5 girls and 2 grandsons.
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Trav.
Nope. Just bought the wheels. I am crazy, but not that crazy to make my own wheels!! I will say on the super Mack set, I did cut my own 3 inch wheels!!

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Excellent work and the kids look very happy with them.[thumb][thumb][thumb]
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