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Timber Line Train Engine Woodworking Plan

Timber Line Train Woodworking Plan

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Product Code: GR-01380


All aboard! This is your ticket for large-gauge fun as we kick off the WOOD Timber Line Express train series. Get your toymaker dreams on track with the first installment of our new train series: the Timber Line Express.

We're leaving the station with this classic engine and tender, along with a big loop of trackā€“the perfect setup to build a head of steam for more cars, tracks, and accessories to come in future issues. We'll tackle this train starting where it meets the tracks: the wheels. Up front, a pivoting assembly called a truck holds the steering wheels. Next come the big driving wheels. Another pivoting truck at the back holds the trailing wheels. We call this a "standard" truck because you'll build two more for the coal tender.

Then we'll take you through the engine frame and body, coal tender, and enough track segments to create a loop. To get you chugging along with ease, we've put together a kit that includes the specialty items like the wheels, pegs, smokestack, and dowels for the boiler, sand dome, and water dome. This project is an exercise in crafting small parts, so consider first building the "Small-Parts Tablesaw Sled" (plan included!) to help you safely and accurately cut them to size.

Add product kits for easy building:
Classic Steam Engine
Design Your Own Train Kit

Overall Dimensions:
Steam engine: 3-3/8"W x 12 3/4"L x 4-1/8"H
Coal tender: 3-1/16"W x 8-3/4"L x 3-15/16"H
Track (14-segment loop): 29"W x 65-3/4"L x 1"H

Featured in
WOOD Issue 291, October 2023