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Toy Train Built With The Mark 7's Seven Functions

A Simple Project You Can Build In A Weekend Or Less

Toy Train Locomotive - a simple project you can complete in a weekend

The toy train locomotive shown here was built entirely using the 7 functions of the amazing multi-purpose Shopsmith Mark 7. Roll your mouse over the functions to see how they were used in this project. Click on the functions for even more details.

10" Table Saw - Cut your components to size... and make compound miter cuts for the angled cow-catcher

10" Table Saw

Make the Compound Miter Cuts For the Cow-Catcher

Cut project components to size. Click on the Table Saw function for more details and to see how the compound miter cuts were made for the angled cow-catcher.

12" Disc Sander - Smooth sand the compound angles of the cow-catcher you cut to size earlier without changing table set-ups.

12" Disc Sander

Sand the Compound Angles of the Cow-Catcher

Use the disc sander to round the car connector. Click on the Disc Sander function to watch a short video showing how the Mark 7's shared set-ups made easy work of sanding the cow-catcher.

34" Lathe - Turn the boiler, smokestack and wheel-driving pistons in a couple hours or less.

34" Lathe

Turn the Boiler, Smokestack and Wheel-Driving Pistons

Turn the boiler, smokestack and wheel-driving pistons on the lathe. Click on the Lathe function for more details and to watch a brief video showing a bit of the lathe turning being done.

16-1/2" Drill Press - Use a hole saw to make the wheels you need

16-1/2" Drill Press

Use a Hole Saw In Your Drill Press To Make the Wheels

The drill press was used with a hole saw to create the wheels. Click on the Drill Press function for more information and to see a brief video which shows how the drill press was used in making the train.

Horizontal Boring Machine - Bore the holes in the locomotive chassis for the wheel axles.

Horizontal Boring Machine

Bore Holes For the Wheel Axles

Horizontal boring is used to bore the holes in the locomotive chassis for the wheel axles. Click the Horizontal Boring function for details on how this function is used.

Router - Rout a precision groove for the cabin roof ridge.

Router

Rout a Precision Groove For the Cabin Roof Ridge

Rout a precision groove for the cabin roof ridge. Click the Router function to see a short video of this being done.

Shaper - Round-over the edges on the cabin roof.

Shaper

Round-over the Edges of the Cabin Roof With a Shaper

Use the Mark 7's shaping function to round-over the edges on the cabin roof. Click the Shaper function to watch a video of this round-over being done.

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