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Trains - Weeks 3-4 - Boys & Girls Club ( Willie Mays Clubhouse)

B&GClub (Winter 2019), BGCSF TrainKatie McClungComment

The Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club tinkerers are building full steam ahead! The past two weeks have been super busy! With some new materials and lots of group collaboration, the tracks are laid for our next adventure as we get our trains rolling.

Weismann carried the first load up of PVC pipe for the train tracks up to the garden.

Weismann carried the first load up of PVC pipe for the train tracks up to the garden.

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At tinkering school, we always find a partner to carry long or heavy building materials. One person on each end so we don’t accidentally make helicopters!

Jayden and MauRae used hand saws for the first time to cut PVC pipe.

Jayden and MauRae used hand saws for the first time to cut PVC pipe.

What a pro!

What a pro!

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Bayron and Weismann worked quickly together attaching two PVC pipes to each rail for wheel hubs to fit the tracks.

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Dallas, Assada, Malia and Anthony all helped to remove the wheels from the hubs to get them ready for the train.

Dallas, Assada, Malia and Anthony all helped to remove the wheels from the hubs to get them ready for the train.

Weismann used a hack saw and the help from some friends to cut steel tubing for the train axles

Weismann used a hack saw and the help from some friends to cut steel tubing for the train axles

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Maia and Weismann tested the length of the axles for their train.

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Half of the team pitched in to help complete the base of the first train car as the rest of the team finished making the main train tracks.

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Audrey and Anthony made some final touches and got this train is ready to roll!!!

Check in at our next stop to see all the progress this crew is making!

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