Monday, January 21, 2013

Cold Comfort

 At IRM we don't let the cold weather stop us from working.  At least not completely.  And our heated woodshop is a good place to start the day.

Better living through chemistry: master gluemaker Tim Peters helps me by mixing up his own special recipe of epoxy to glue up the last two third rail beams for the 36.

Then they are clamped together with every loose clamp we can find and left to set up for a day.

While we're here in the shop, you can admire the nice new brake rods that have been fabricated for the West Towns car.  The completely re-engineered brake system is nearly complete!

Most of the rest of the day was spent painting in the 319, as before.  The heaters get it up to a convenient temperature for primer, at least, even on very cold days.

And I was even visited by some Arctic explorers.  An old friend and long-time IRM member, John Miller (L), and his friend Bill Kane came down from Wisconsin and stopped by to see how things were going.  If you're looking for cold comfort, this is the place to find it.

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