Monday, June 24, 2013

Into the Sunlight At Last

Car 36 finally made it outside today to show off its new paint scheme, during a needed switch move.  Basically it looks very good, although there are several things still missing.  The most obvious is the lettering on the letterboard, which I still hope to do before the pageant.  Then there's the side sills and end bumpers, and the car itself needs poles and bases.  And on the other side, all the windows and doors need to be repainted.  But we're getting there.  

Here's the obligatory 3/4 shot with the 309 in the background.  I had wanted to do this switch job yesterday, but a thunderstorm was approaching fast so we had to put the 308-319 back into the barn as quickly as possible.

Here's what the four-car train will look like.  This picture is a little deceptive: the train isn't actually made up, since I need another control jumper, and there are some problems with the control pipe gladhands.  But those will be addressed soon.  And it turns out we have just enough room for all four cars between Central Ave. and the connector switch. 

A few years ago I wrote a post lamenting that "Blue Is Going Out of Style".  That's no longer true!


Anonymous said...

You are so right! blue is the up and coming color for the C,A & E at Union, Illinois!

Thanks for all that hard work. Now you have to decide if you would rather run that train or take pictures of it?

Maybe you can do both!


David Wilkins said...

I assume the 36 is going into what could be called the "very late" blue scheme, without the "Sunset Lines" herald and a black roof? If so, there's variation amongst the blue cars.

Randall Hicks said...

Yes, the roof will remain black. It really needs a nice shiny new coat of black roof sealant. So you're right, the three blue cars will all be slightly different.