Iron Horse Train Plans
The plan for this train is inspired by the grand locomotives of the 1870's shortly after the East met the West at Promontory, Utah. Four hardwoods are suggested to produce the multi-colored effect. White ash, black walnut, purple heart and padauk are available at hardwood dealers or by mail order. Tiny brass brads ring the front of the boiler for rivet accents. The detailed step by step text takes you from the engine and tender car to the passenger car and display base which is adorned with real rocks. It is a classic showpiece. General guidelines are listed for adding a motor drive to turn the four large engine wheels in place if wanted. Add lights in the four walkway lamps and in the coach car and engine cab. Small red, yellow and green LEDs can be placed in the semaphore signal. An electronic module can be included to create authentic train sounds. An ambitious project for the intermediate woodworker. Full size patterns. Some lathe work required.
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