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posted on Oct 31, 2013 12:03 PM:
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This is the making of my own Candy Cane Express Train using real candy canes.
This may seem a little early in the season, however getting ready to do train show in Jacksonville and setup starts Dec. 6th.

I started off with making a fence for my drill press set back 3/8" from center of drill bit.

The hole spacing; the first set is 3/8" from the end, then 1 1/8" spacing between each set of holes, the holes are spcece 3/8" in from each edge. By using the fence each hole is the same from the edge.
After taking the time to measure each hole spacing on a couple blocks I realized that it would work to make some marks on a paint stick and use that as a template.

The drill size in 3/8 inch.

I may decide to put some small trees on a couple of the cars

The next step is to paint the wooden blocks.


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posted on Oct 31, 2013 09:45 PM:
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All the blocks have a few coats of paint.

The canes are kept in the wrapper, twisted the wrapper around the cane at the bottom and inserted into the hole. The top of the wrappers are sticking up now, fold them over into the center between the canes.

I got some clear plastic binder covers from Staples, ( 9 X 11 ), cut them to width & length to make a hood type cover over the candy canes to keep the visitors from grabbing the canes. I tucked them into the sides of the cars between the blocks and car side.



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