Repairing a Wooden Steam Locomotive Toy

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Member-Contributed Guide

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This repair guide shows you how to repair a broken smoke stack on a wooden toy steam locomotive

  • Author: claudius
  • Time required: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

The tools and steps in this guide can be applied by a FiYer(Fix-it-Yourselfer) to repairing various wooden toys not just toy trains

Tools
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Edit Step 1 Smoke Stack  ¶ 

  • Locate all the missing wooden parts of the toy.

  • Clean the toy and parts so they are free from food and grime

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Tools needed:

  • - Sandpaper 150 grit

  • - Good quality wood glue

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Sand the part of the wooden smoke stack that is going to be fixed to the steam locomotive

  • Clean the wood dust

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Sanded and cleaned part free of dust and old glue

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Apply a thin and even layer of wood glue to the sanded portion

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  • Fix the smoke stack to the steam engine

  • Clean the excess glue around the joint with a paper towel

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Choo-choo, the steam locomotive is as good as new.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the Wooden Toy device page.

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