Introduction: Gold Waggon
This project is about making a cool gold waggon for my Märklin toy train set (H0 series; 1:87).
I used an old ragged chassis and built a waggon from scrap wood.
Time to built it was approx. 2 days (incl. curing of glue and drying of paint).
It required very basic skills in woodworking and was a lot of fun to make!
Enjoy the transformation from trash to (gold) treasure!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
old waggon chassis
scrap wood 3mm, 1mm
white glue, two components glue
Step 2: Making a Plan
Draw a sketch for all the components.
Step 3: Cut Components
Cut the wood according to sketch.
Sand the corners and smoothen the surface.
Step 4: Making the Curved Roof
To make the curved roof the wood has to become flexible.
Boil water in a pot and put the roof part in the water. Boil for 5 min.
Bend the flexible part around a curvend object (e.g. a can) and tie it with masking tape.
Let dry while fixed in curved position.
The parts stays in curved contour after this procedure.
Step 5: Glue and Paint Parts
Glue components and let them dry.
Apply paint and let dry.
Apply clear varnish and let dry.
Step 6: Accessories: Sliding Door and Gold Ingots
Sliding door: Cut door (same height as wall, 10mm wider than door clearance).
For the sliding door guidance cut 2 wooden strips approx 2x2mm (full length of waggon).
Glue one strip to the floor. Use door as a spacer.
Glue one strip between front and rear side for upper guidance of the door.
Door handle: glue a tiny strip to the door.
Insert the door from the top.
Gold ingots: Cut wood for ingots: 5x5x10mm paint them with gold color and glue them into the waggon.
Step 7: Final Assembly
Use two components glue:
Attach waggon to chassis.
Glue curved roof to the waggon (make sure the sliding door can move freely).
Step 8: Have Fun
Have fun with your new Märklin gold waggon!!!
Participated in the
Trash to Treasure Contest