OK, thinking this through, I think a much simpler "Wood Track Riser" to stack wooden train tracks would be an open "C" shape. This could easily be glued together out of scrap. The open shape would make it easier for a kid to push the train up a spiral without knocking everything down.
The second shape, a "Wood Track Base", would let you plug in a riser or block for stability, otherwise little hands would knock everything down.
The third shape, "Wood Track Blocks", would allow ramping up on a more gradual angle.
All of these could be made of scraps, although I'd sure want to make any wooden train set or parts of Maple. It's all made of small flat blocks and strips, pinned and glued together with an edible finish since little brothers like to taste everything. I'd probably bame everything from 3/8ths or half inch thick stock.
This is one of those projects that would be a delight to make. If it were a community project, it would be fun to get a few quilters together to make a felt roll up "Town blanket" with streets, stores, parks, wooden cars that the tracks could be laid out on. I'd bet any early childhood education facility or even a church or private preschool would cherish. Hours of constructive and developmental (fine motor) activity, along with developing basic concepts of form and structure. It would keep boys occupied for an hour at a time. For example, get the quilters to make a jungle ride and have the boys bring their dinosaur toys in. Maybe the ladies on here could suggest a layout and activities that would appeal to the girls?
Thinking ahead, you'd get to make houses, stores, train stations, cars and other stuff to populate the town. Make several sets at the same time so you could gift Headstart or other facilities at the same time. And of course, someone has to build the trains and cars, cabooses, etc.
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Last edited by DesertRatTom; 07-15-2018 at 02:20 PM.