Saturday, October 17, 2015

Moving Mountains

Guess what, today was occupied with more painting on the interior of the 36.  (L) The first section of the ceiling is closer to finish, and so the light bulbs go back in.

And then a second coat of lower paint on the bulkhead, and the middle paint was finished, and so on.

I still haven't figured out how to make this process more interesting.  Any suggestions?

We now have so many operating cars that inspection season has to start in the fall.  Joel never seems to tire of this job, and here he is checking out the 431. 

 And finally, the Pullman sleeper Mt. Harvard has arrived from North Freedom.  It's still sitting on its road dollies, and will be unloaded Monday.  Our buddy Roger was holding an open house, but I'll let you check out the IRM blog for his pictures of the car and the move from Wisconsin, since this is his project.  The actual Mt. Harvard is the third highest peak in the Rockies, so the presence of its namesake here in a county that's flatter than flat is just another one of those weird incongruities that IRM specializes in. 


Anonymous said...

To make it more interesting, mark the windows with blue tape, estimating completion point of that portion (carline to carline) day to day. Then enter into a spreadsheet and make complicated calculations that demonstrate progress, calculate the rate of progress, and forecast a date of completion. Upload complicated graphs included estimated down-time due to mental fatigue in using spreadsheet software.

Or just post smilies on the windows with postit notes, when you finished a section, Report the number of smilies here.

Thanks for all your hard work ! :)

Anonymous said...

My idea was to trap an angry wolverine inside the car !! That certainly would make it "interesting" Kind of like Russian roulette of car restoration .

Randy Stahl