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    Got the plans from woodsmithplans.com. Used black walnut an white maple. I added the hand rails, steps an ballast. Made it for my youngest son. He has 25 years as a engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad. The stand is 30”long. This type of engine, J3a, was used to pull the Twentieth Century Limited passenger trains. This is my favorite project that I have ever done. Here is a picture of the real thing.

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    Last edited by jim_mex; 05-29-2020, 08:41 PM.

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    Hi Trackman - I've ammended your initial post to show the origianl picture of the train and have deleted your second post becuase the images were not showing. I just replied to your other post questioning how to post images. Here is a link to this post

    https://forum.scrollsawer.com/forum/...res#post869035


    Hope this helps you sort out how to continue posting images to this thread.

    Shout if you need more help.

    Jim
    Last edited by jim_mex; 05-29-2020, 08:47 PM.
    Jim in Mexico

    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
    - Albert Einstein

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    • #4
      Ok - that worked. You just produced a gallery!

      If you want to tidy up the appearance a little you could maybe add a couple of line breaks after you upload each line of images. See my edit above. This makes it a little easier for us older guys to view the files..

      Anyway, with that out of the way, back to your project....

      This looks amazing!
      Can you provide some details of the size of the engine and tender and the woods you used please? Also how long it took to craft this project.

      Thanks for sharing

      Jim

      Jim in Mexico

      Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
      - Albert Einstein

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      • #5
        That is beautiful! Is that to scale?
        cwmagee
        aka Fibber
        Producer of fancy firewood​

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        • #6
          Originally posted by cwmagee View Post
          That is beautiful! Is that to scale?
          It is made to O gage scale. The stand is 30”. Didn’t keep record of time working on it but guess about 40+ hours. It was a very enjoyable project but not without times of “ O-CRAP “. Lol
          Last edited by Trackman; 05-30-2020, 07:10 AM.

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          • #7
            That is amazing. Looks like it could produce steam just as it is!
            Denny
            ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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            • #8
              Wonderful piece of art!

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              • #9
                What a job you did , your son is going to really like it. I have that issue of WoodSmith Magazine and have been trying to convince myself to start it, but the trains run a better schedule than I do and I just keep putting off the start. Maybe now, you have put meon the right TRACK.

                Sorry, couldn't pass that one up.

                Rick
                Rick
                Just because the circus left town, doesn't mean the Monkey's off your back

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                • #10
                  Beautiful work! That is a work of art.

                  Karl
                  Karl in Sunny Southwest Florida

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                  • #11
                    Thanks for all the kind words!! It was a fun project.

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                    • #12
                      That is stunning! Did you turn the boiler?
                      Rolf
                      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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                      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Rolf View Post
                        That is stunning! Did you turn the boiler?
                        No I don’t have a lathe. I just cut the shoulders off of the 2” blocks and used a bench belt sander to round it. Then took a piece of PVC with sandpaper inside it to finish it. I know some guys that would have turned it for me but then it wouldn’t have totally been made by me. Felt that was important seeing how it is for my son.

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                        • #14
                          hand shaping makes it even more special.!
                          Rolf
                          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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