Introduction: Scaled Up Toy Train
This toy train model is 30cm in length; compared to the original standing between 7cm-8cm, this is 4X bigger! It's made using some woodworking tools but can be constructed quickly from start till finish.
- 6mm and 12mm MDF
- 6mm pine dowel rod
- Any spare wood for the blocks
- Hand Drill
- Hand Saw
- 5mm Drill Bit
- 20mm Spade Bit
- Paint Brush
- Wood Stain
- Small Rivets
- Wood Glue
- Fish Hook X2
Step 1: Planning
I first started to draw a 1:1 scale outline of the train.
I then thought about what colours should go where
Step 2: Cut Out Parts
I marked and measured out each part that needed to be cut out.
I then used my hand saw to cut the parts out
Step 3: Attach Carriage and Body
I started to glue the carriage together using wood glue.
I also glued the body together to prepare to drill.
Step 4: Sanding and Filing Into Shape
Next I sanded and filed all the parts into shape.
I made a template for the main body of the train so the sides would be equal. You don't have to do this as you can equally judge it by eye.
Step 5: Drilling
- Use the 5mm drill bit to drill into the sides of the carriage 4X and wheels
- Use spade bit to drill in the top of the body
- Use the countersink to drill into the wheels (so the screws are flush)
Step 6: Stain
Spread out your parts and paint in straight lines to match the wood grain on the smaller toy.
Step 7: Put All Your Parts Together!
After the stain has dried put all your parts together!
Participated in the
Super-Size Speed Challenge
1 Person Made This Project!
- kekker70 made it!