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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Recently our middle daughter came down for a visit and brought her family along, including our youngest grandson.  He is 2 and big time into Thomas the Tank Engine.  He can tell you who is who and name every engine, car, accessory etc.  Since I had helped our granddaughter, who lives with us, make some book cases, desk and bed over the last 2 years, our daughter asked me to make Jett (the grandson) a Thomas engine table for him to keep all his trains and be able to play one it.

 

Well I wanted it to be something he could keep so I made a flip top desk with short legs so as he grew the could put longer legs on it and he could use it as a desk.  I also wanted to make it personal so I asked Daniel for some help and he made the decal with his name.  A big Thank you Daniel, it made Jett very happy and yes he can recognize and read his name. :thumbs:

 

Here are some pic's when he saw it for the first time.  The Thomas Decals are removable and he can put them where ever he wants.

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:25 PM

I wasn't sure exactly what you were building, but it sure turned out nice!  I'm sure he loves it!  Glad to have been a help!


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Very nice Wild Bill. I'm sure he is going to get a lot of use out of that. Roger.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Very nice you do good work. Thanks for sharing the pictures


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:44 PM

My  son was always intrusted in toy trains too .  He played with them for hours , he's  going to be 24 now and  he's a conductor for the RR  ,   should have known lol


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Grandpa did good. That little guy looked really happy. :wave:


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:26 PM

That's cool, Bill! Great job (both of you!)


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:33 PM

That's awesome Bill! Great job :thumbs: Man he is going to have a blast with that! And it is a lot bigger than it seems in the first pictures. What is around 30"x18"?


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:48 PM

It is 36" X 24" you were close Chris. Trouble is I have 7 more grand-kids to go! :hitting_self_roller:

 

By the way Daniel the extra decal looks Great on the back window of my truck!   Thanks! :thumbs:


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:56 PM

It is 36" X 24" you were close Chris. Trouble is I have 7 more grand-kids to go! :hitting_self_roller:

 

By the way Daniel the extra decal looks Great on the back window of my truck!   Thanks! :thumbs:

So... how many do you still have to build? I'll guess 7 lol. :D


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 06:51 AM

Very nice job Bill. Does it have a posative lock to hold the lid up? The engineer in me sees the possability of the lid falling on Jett. Custom things like this are going to be memories for grandkids for the next hundred years. On to the next project, an LT disguised as Thomas. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 07:31 AM



Very nice job Bill. Does it have a posative lock to hold the lid up? The engineer in me sees the possability of the lid falling on Jett. Custom things like this are going to be memories for grandkids for the next hundred years. On to the next project, an LT disguised as Thomas. Good Luck, Rick

 

I was surprised it was harder then I thought to find an arm that would lock and not have the potential to pinch his finger.  HD was no help at all.  The wife finially found one at a hardware store when while she was out shopping.  It wasn't quite what I had envisioned but it did the job and had a lock on it.

 

While they were here our son's kids came over so we had a train of sorts.

 

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 07:42 AM

That's awesome Bill! Great job :thumbs: Man he is going to have a blast with that! And it is a lot bigger than it seems in the first pictures. What is around 30"x18"?


It is 36" X 24" you were close Chris.


Chris, will that work with your Thomas Collection? maybe Bill can build you one too :rolling:

Bill, that is just great! I'm sure you made his day BIG time with that.
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Posted June 18, 2013 - 07:57 AM

looks great!! when my son was little he also loved Thomas the tank engine. we started looking on-line and they actually have a real train painted up like him that travels around. we took him to see and ride him in N.C or S.c I don't remember which, anyway he loved it. you might have your daughter check into it for him. its been around 10 years ago or so, now he is 15 and has 10 tractors. time flies!!
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Posted June 18, 2013 - 08:28 AM

First, Great Job Granpa Bill!

 

Second, yes there is a full size Thomas that goes around to different railroads.  I saw him at Tweetsie, near Blowing Rock NC some years back when my two oldest were big into Thomas.


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