... nor cold nor hail can keep us from painting, as long as we have the right facilities. The smoking compartment is small and air-tight enough so that a space heater can get it up to a comfortable temperature, even when it's at the freezing mark outside.
Several sections of wall got a final coat or two of polyester filler, followed by sanding and a coat of white primer. One of the sections I did is seen here, before and after. I believe it's going to turn out quite well.
John Faulhaber had made this piece for the D13 dump motor, and needed some checks and cracks filled. And since I was the only one around who was armed with polyester filler, I did a quick job on this unusual wedge-shaped piece, both front and back. It's smoother than it probably looks, and he should be able to sand it smooth quickly.
After this I had thought about doing some more finish painting, but decided against it. Instead, I continued to strip the #1 vestibule. The paint is too badly checked to save. Fortunately, I'm having little difficulty getting down to bare wood, as you can see here. It's time-consuming, but not a bad job for a cold day.
And over in Barn 2, one end of the 451 has been painted, as you can see.
Danielle was slowly and carefully prepping all of the window openings; the side should be ready for primer in a couple of days, she says.
It will be great to see this car in service with the 460, won't it?