Trains are, according to most small people, one of the most fascinating inventions of all time. From classic books like Polar Express and the Little engine that could, to video series and toys like Thomas the tank engine, trains have a real knack for capturing kid's imagination. Now with next to little money and some of your time, you can build that special little guy something they'll really love.
Paul's free train plans feature fun details and interactive play kid's need to keep a healthy mind. If you have the basic tools, you can build this! Don't forget to give your new locomotive it's very own train station.
These free plans are also here to help wet your appetite to our complete, playground grade train, play-set plan. Named the Sunny Valley Locomotive, this 7 car design is easy to build and will provide your kids with many hours of play. Check it out!
27 ft² in usable play space
3 total entrances/exits
Engine compartment can be crawled through
4.5' max interior head room
Designed for children aged 3-7
29 page, step by step PDF plan
5' Wide (w/ side steps)
7' 7" Deep
5' 7" Tall
Joists: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
Walls: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
14 ft² of total roof coverage. Typically, 10% should be added to the roofing material order to account for waste and overlap.
Decking: (10) 5/4” x 6” x 8' (3) 5/4” x 6” x 10' (1) 5/4” x 6” x 12'
Framing: (13) 2” x 4” x 8' (3) 2” x 4” x 10' (2) 2” x 4” x 12'