Wednesday, August 13, 2014
A wooden Thomas the Train table!
Well, as I mentioned... I've been working on a new project; a new wargames table!
Well, okay, not wargames... but a train table:)
So, as everyone knows, my war-games room was given the boot in order to become my son's room. Turns out he loves Thomas the Train, and the wooden train sets. So I thought I would use my war-game table building knowledge and build him a train table.
Here is the mountain and the bridge, made by a buddy of mine. The bridge comes out, so you can play "The bridge is out!" scenarios, which seem popular on Thomas.
The ferry... there are two docks, and the ferry can go between them, shuttling trains as it goes. It fits neatly between the piles so that the rail lines up. I MAY end up remaking the ferry, though, as right now the trains have a habit of falling off the end of it. I might need to build a slightly longer one with a rail system to hold the cargo in place.
The draw bridge.
I made five little houses and based up some trees for the table too.
The table is built on some storage shelves. This side has three deep toy buckets; the other side has six shallow ones. The entire thing is on wheels... in fact, the same wheels as my old war-games table:)
Finally, here is the train yard, where all the trains can be stored.
Overall it was an exhausting project, but a fun one, and he ADORES his train table:)
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