Thomas tank engine table I built

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  1. eve_9d9

    eve_9d9 Member

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    I wanted to buy my son one of those wooden railway setups for Xmas, (he loves Thomas). Yes, I know they are full of lead paint, but even worse just the table cost nearly 300 bucks!!!! By the time we would have bought the table we wouldnt have anything left for the engines, cars, track, buildings etc..... I figured we could buy the accessories, and I could build the table, so heres what I came up with.....final cost was about 65 bucks, and I know theres no lead paint in this table......The whole thing was designed and built from scratch, and Im very pleased with the results..

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  2. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Beautiful job on the table. We bought one of those tables about 5 years ago and my two boys have definitely gotten a lot of use out of it. It appears you are lacking one final corner to finish off the layout.
  3. eve_9d9

    eve_9d9 Member

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    yeah, I still have a little finish work to do, Im going to have to modify a piece of track to finish the corner, and Im debating whether its worth it fill the screwholes....I countersunk them in case I wanted to, but hes 2 I think he'll get over it if I dont, thanks for the compliment
  4. jesso

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    That looks great!:thumb: Really good idea to build a large drawer for storage. That is the biggest problem with Thomas stuff, it ends up all over the place. That will be a fun table to have.
  5. YmeBP

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    Your's looks quite a bit better than the prefab ones, great work!! How long did it take you to build it, and what did you use for the rails on the draw?

    I think the draw idea is awesome i may try to integrate something like that into my kid's layout so they can put their trains away.
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    eve_9d9
    I think the lead paint problem is with red paint. I know most of the recalled items have been red.
  7. YmeBP

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    Blue too, we had some blocks (thomas related) that had blue paint that were recalled.
  8. myltlpny

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    Not a bad job on the table at all. My daughter has a bunch of Thomas stuff (luckily none of the recalled stuff), but a bunch or the Recalled Dora the Explorer figures. As long as they don't put the things in their mouth, they should be fine. My daughter's six, so not much other than her fingers go in her mouth anymore.:mrgreen:
  9. eve_9d9

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    the table took a couple weekends when I wasnt wiring, the drawer slides are just the type that go on kitchen drawers, metal rails with a wheel at either end, nothing fancy..........
  10. Uintah Dave

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    Nicely done. I think your son will enjoy it! That drawer is a good idea.
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    "Im very pleased with the results"

    And well you should be! Nice work creating a great gift for your son!
    Ralph