Thursday, November 13, 2014

Paint and Suffering

Actually, I don't think there was any suffering.  Another day of sanding and painting in the 36 went by uneventfully.  Here are a few pictures.

(L) As you can see, this is one of the worst corners in terms of the molding strips not matching.  I suspect this dates back to the rebuilding early in the car's life.

By the end of the day, we have first finish color on the lower ceiling on one side of the smoker, as well as lots more primer.

 And as usual, other people are hard at work too.

John McKelvey works day in and day out on upholstery.   Here he is rebuilding the end arm rest for a stationary seat.  I didn't ask him which car this is for; I would guess it's the Lake City, but I could be wrong.

And Tim is working on the 24 (1024), of course, no doubt about that.  Here is one of the new clerestory frames after staining and varnishing, compared to the prototype.

And this is the huge front window for the motorman's cab.   This was actually a drop sash, although it must weigh a ton with the original plate glass in place.  It was later changed to be immovable, but for the 1914 time period it should be able to lower.  It will just take a helper or two to raise back up.

Well, that was about it.  There will undoubtedly be more to report on Saturday.

1 comment:

Kirk Warner said...

The fresh paint is a dramatic improvement to the interior of the 36. Keep,up the great work!