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June 11, 2015

Jack's Inner Child

For as long as I can remember, Jack has always talked about building a train.  It was one of those things that his younger days kept him committed to.  It literally took him at least 1 year to design and create his masterpiece.  I personally think that my grown husband has always secretly wanted one.  By all rights, I believe this one belongs to him.  If someone places a custom order for one of our trains, he would be hard pressed to split this one up.  He would rather start from scratch.  For some odd reason, I think they'll be additions to this one and one day, it will surround my house.  ;)

Last Christmas, we had a customer visit our shop on Etsy, (https://www.etsy.com/shop/2HeartsDesire?section_id=12325196&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1) contact us about building a custom train.  It was the first one we ever did and Jack just couldn't refuse.  What better reason to get started on his journey?

The customer made several requests on ideas, sizes and colors.  It was even themed around a popular children's show.  Here are some shots of the train we created for her daughter's Christmas gift.



All pieces are cut, sanded and painted by hand.



















STARTING FROM SCRATCH

The caboose is in the works!  The lid comes off and the peg people are removable.



Next came the car carrier.  Complete with removable car for an extra value piece and another mode of transportation for its passengers!  Other train cars followed, including a tanker, a wood car and a drum car.  All cars are then connected using a peg system which moves freely around a floor or track.

I'm beginning to see railroad and street signs coming soon...



We also offer the train as individual pieces.  They'd make a great baby shower gift or a gift to celebrate a Baptism or birthday!  Start with the engine as a baby shower gift.  Begin creating a set and add the caboose for a baptism or birthday.   Keep adding additional cars of your choice for any special occasion!



    







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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful journey you've shared with us, Karen and Jack! Your work is so creative, fun and functional. Can't wait to see your inventory of trains continue!

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