I built this in late 2017 and it was a very big hit. My grandson loved watching Daniel Tiger. There is a story segment featuring a trolley car . Here is a view of the original.
I built this one from plans in Jim Makowicki's Making Heirloom Toys (Suggestion: Use the Buy Tools link above to help out Craftisian a bit). It is not an exact match to the Daniel Tiger version, but the color scheme got it close enough.
This build is a case where I got so wrapped up in construction that I forgot to take any build pictures. I do remember that it was tricky to get the roof to set on top of all the dowels at the same time. I worked each one into place and had to put the assembly into my bench vise to get everything seated properly.
The coloring is done with TransTint dyes and a couple coats of clear water based polyurethane.
He loved the gift. It was interesting to watch him with it. Rather than drive it around he would just hold it while he watched the show. It now has a place on a shelf in his bedroom.