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After looking all over the internet, I came to the conclusion that I wasn't happy with any of the train beds available. The only one I did like ...
Go buy a mattress and measure the dimensions. Then make the top part of the bed where the mattress will rest in. This is pretty simple to do. ...
This is a tricky part...not easy at all. If you don't measure this thing perfectly, you'll be doing it again. So measure 6 times, cut once on this ...
The base is smaller than the bed part you made in Step 1. It's about 10 inches narrower (so that the top part will over hang the sides ...
Using the scrap wood from Step 2, build the bumper. Pretty simple. Put the bed together using bolts. See picture for bolt placement.
To get proportion and window placement, I first used a giant piece of card board to make a sample wall. Once I had it the way I wanted, ...
I used the same technique to build this as I did the round part in step 2. I wrapped the top part with mason board (however, I did ...
See notation on picture. Pretty easy step.
Add to back of bed and attach to cab walls only.
Cut out wheels on scroll saw as well as round piece for front part of train. Do not attach them. You will paint first then attach (much easier ...
Disassemble bed and paint. You are also going to need a piston case. I made this out of MDF, just like I did for the round part in ...
See attched pics. My son loves it. You'll see that my other son has a truck bed that I made him 2 years ago.
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