is a classic toy (circa 1920). This train is still as popular today
as it was in the 1920's. Here is an old toy this is easy to make
and takes very little wood. The wheels are are made from a 7/8 inch
dia dowel 5 inches long.
Cut a board 3/4 inch thick, 1-1/2 inches wide, and 19 inches long. Sand all over. Apply a light primer coat.
Carefully lay out the cars following the given dimensions. Cut
out all of the cars and sand.
Cut the wheels from the 7/8-inch-diameter dowel into 1/4-inch wide
strips. Drill each wheel in the center for the axle.
Paint the cars and all of the wheels with nontoxic paint.
Add the wheels and eye screws. (Open every other eye screw to
make a hook)
Optional: Sand all edges lightly, down to the bare wood. Apply a
coal of light wood stain to create an original "antique" look. Watch the
children's eyes light up when they see their new train.
|1||Base||3/4 x 1 1/2 - 3 Long||4|
|2||Engine||3/4 x 1 1/2 - 3 Long||1|
|3||Caboose||3/4 x 1 1/2 - 3 Long||1|
|4||Wheel||1/4 x 7/8 Dia.||16|
|5||Axle||1" Long Tack||16|
One 3/4 1 1/2 - 19 Long
One Dowel - 7/8 dia x 5 Long
There are actually 4 cars. Make 2 cars from the middle car design. With a few eye screws, tacks, and paint, your train is ready to go!