Here’s how to build a ride-on train. If you have always wanted to create a train with rail tracks that your children can ride around your garden/backyard, these do-it-yourself (DIY) home railways projects should inspire you to get started. It will also help you save time and money in case you decide to go ahead with this project to build your own ride-on train.
How to Build a Ride-on Train
Here are a few DIY projects where people tried building their own backyard train with railroad for the little ones in their family.
It seems there is a 1965 issue of Popular Mechanics which carries an article showing how to build a backyard train, which has served as the inspiration and a guide, incase you also wish to give this a try.
A DIY homemade riding train with chain, motor, 48 volt batteries (4 12-volts), constructed the track using PVC pipe and wood.
A DIY homemade backyard train made from plywood, 275 feet of track, with a train shed and crossing. It uses 350 watt dc motor, pair of 12 v batteries.