Two of my grandchildren are identical twins. Here is a recent photo of one of them. Not much point showing a photo of the other one. He is identical.
Anyway, I had made a wooden train set for my other grandchildren, and my other daughter, the mother of the twins, suggested that the twins should have one also. I decided to CNC most of the parts, and it was not much more time to make two compared to one, so here they are.
The design, slightly modified, is from a book by Jim Makowicki “Making Heirloom Toys”. The trains are ready for painting by SWMBO. She is planning to use wood dyes, and finishing with a clear laquer.
The materials are whatever I could find in my workshop, so there is an eclectic mixture of Australian hardwoods, plywood, and pine. The panels were all CNC milled, and the chimneys and domes were CNC turned.
It has been a fun project. I will post a photo when they are coloured.