Electric locomotive

Electric locomotive.

We build an electric locomotive from 13 matchboxes.

We make the chassis from 4 boxes. Protrusions marked with numbers in the drawing 1 i 2 are slightly extended drawers of the outermost boxes. To strengthen the "construction” the chassis will be glued to a strip of thicker cardboard. Next, we glue the electric locomotive according to figure a.

After assembling the whole chassis, we will cover the chassis with a strip of black paper, side walls and the front of the locomotive - with green paper, blue or red, roof – gray or black. On both sides of the locomotive, as well as front and back, we glue the windows cut out of gray paper. We will draw the door with ink, lanterns (5), just like a steam locomotive, we'll make it out of white paper rolls. On the side walls of the locomotive, we will draw in ink the fans marked with a number in the drawing 3.

We will make the wheels and couplings as in the case of a steam locomotive, with the whole wheels painted black.

We bend the pantographs out of wire and attach them to the roof of the locomotive. The method of making a pantograph from a single piece of wire is shown in figure b. A short stretch, marked with a number 10, connecting the top of the pantograph, we make from a separate piece of wire. Places marked as W in the drawings are the connection points of two pieces of wire.

The diesel locomotive is very easy to make. Consists of the 9 boxes (glue the chassis with 3 boxes). Boxes marked with numbers in the drawing 1 i 2 should be shortened accordingly (cut with a razor blade or a sharp knife) so, to leave approx 2/3 their length. The roof on the booth is made of cardboard. Chassis (P) cover with black paper, locomotive – green, we will make the wheels black with red edges. Doors on both sides and windows (O) we will do the same way, like an electric car.