April train build update

 Train build Update….
 
The wooden axels for each of the cars are done.  they are made from 2×6 planks cut into 9" lengths
the reason I cut to 9" instead of 10" was because the wheels would rubb against the 2×6 causing drag.   I put a 1/2" x1/2" spacer beween the 2×6  and the wheel rims  this gives me a 10" rail spacing while giving the wheel space to run drag free.   I attached the 2×6 to a 5" caster. The caster is the swivel point for the axels.   the 2×6 had to plained a bit so the swiviel of the axel ran free of drag.   pics of the axel build are enclosed in this post.   more updates soon
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