Monday, December 30, 2013

36 Report

Today was certainly a good day to work inside. Outside, it looked and felt like Siberia.  All the snow and slush had turned to ice, and just walking down the street was very treacherous.  So a few diehards, such as Rod, Tim, Buzz, Warren, and Frank S. were very glad to have a nice heated shop to work in.

There's always more painting to be done.  I finished the mortises and sanded down the next third rail beam for the 36, then painted it with primer.

Then there's the almost-never-ending supply of windows to be repainted.  We had three old ones, which I finished sanding down, and then put first primer on both sides of them.

And also two new ones, which I had made earlier this year.  They already had primer on both sides, so they got a first coat of grey on the outside (L)  


and the finish color (R) on the inside.

And then, by the end of the day, the second third rail beam was mostly assembled.  The metal parts need primer, and then finish black, and so on.

So the moral of this story is that we can always find things to do, even in the dead of winter, without freezing our fingers off.  That's good to know!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

By the time you read this I think it will be 2014 where you are. Happy New year to you and Thank you for all the work you have done on the cars this past year abd especiallt documenting so much of it on the Hicks Car Works! The blog is great!

Happy New Year to Frank and Mrs Hicks. His work on the Indiana Railroad #205 was also splendid.

Ted Miles
IRM Member