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  • Refurbing a large wooden train, replacement parts.

    Hi i'm new to the forum, i bought a wooden train for my son but it needs some TLC, does anybody know where i can buy replacement parts, a wheel and smokestack, the only site i've found which has the right size wheels is in the US. Help!

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    Have you got a picture of the train as there are a few of us on here that do various wood crafts who may be able to help?

    Pete
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    • #3
      http://www.craftshapes.co.uk/cat_toyparts.htm
      full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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      • #4
        I'm planning to sand it down and re varnish it, i need to replace one of the wheels, i've been trawling the web trying to find just blank flat wheels, but cant seem to find them apart from a site in the states. Some of the little wooden swivel bits that hold the train togther need replacing, and some of the little wooden balls on the end of the rope are missing.
        Thanks
        I've been trying to add photos, but it's taking forever to upload, and it wont let me post a direct link!

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        • #5
          Thanks for the link, but i looked on that site and they dont seem to do blank wheels.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Randa View Post
            I've been trying to add photos, but it's taking forever to upload, and it wont let me post a direct link!
            Have you tried to reduce the size of the photos ?

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            • #7
              train 010.jpgtrain 008.jpg
              aha! cropped the photo!
              Last edited by Randa; 25-10-2011, 07:58 PM.

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              • #8
                Are any of these the right size?

                http://www.muddyfaces.co.uk/wood-c-4_70_81.html

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                • #9
                  They're 2 and a half inches in diameter and 3/4 of an inch thick.

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                  • #10
                    I am wondering whether the wheels were cut using a hole saw. If so this would also give the axle in the centre as a central drill is used to stabilise the cut. See the big red cutter on this page http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/...omment%3A72279. All you would need is some pine plank ¾" thick. The amount you need would probably be in the scrap bin of your local timber merchant, I doubt if the DIY sheds will be able to help. If the wheel does not quite match, why worry when you could cut enough for all new wheels.

                    The smoke stack is probably a bit of dowel.

                    May be someone on the Forum should be able to help if you do not know a friend who could help you.

                    Roger

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                    • #11
                      These would be simple and quick to make. if you would like to give me more info PM me and I could probably help.

                      Pete
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                      • #12
                        Thanks, it's a bit out of my league, might have to ask my dad if he's got something similar. lol

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