Here is the complete train it was fun and a challenge to build. It was worked on along with the train in the previous post.
There are a five cars to the train and some are suppose to have moving parts.
The locomotive and tinder are made out of pine. The boiler is actually made out of cypress. I was given a turning blank from a co-worker and this seemed to be the project to use it on. Just a note, I did an initial turning to cut it down to size and get to rough dimensions. I missed a week of class and in two weeks the wood had warped where I did the plunge cuts. Lots of sanding on the lathe and the parts remained a little over sized. It still turned out though.
This is the crane and taker. The tanker was pretty easy the crane however was the last car finished. the crane does move but not very well. I don't know if I could design it better or I just like that it sort of works.
There are a couple of cool features with these trains. The General, Diesel, and this train are all interchangeable cars. This means that one of those long trains that blocks traffic for a while can be made out all three of these trains.
On a side note. if any of the people that I have given blocks to have a block that has this profile to it: