Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Outside It's Frightful

OK, maybe that's an exaggeration.  It was certainly cold today, and we can tend to forget what winter can be like around here.  But the driving was OK, so there were lots of people out at IRM today working in the nice heated shop, where it's just delightful.

 I continued work on stripping and repainting vestibule parts for the 319.

Buzz is making new doors for the depot.

And Tim is making new doors for CRT 1754.  In this picture, of course, new framing pieces are holding the old quarter panels.

These doors form a 3-D jigsaw puzzle.

Here's the first of the new window frames for the 150, in the open position.  The front of this single-ended car is to the left in this view.  Also, Tim gave me some surplus pieces of glass so I can teach myself how to etch glass.  As you can see, if the glass isn't etched you'd never know it's there.

And I spent a lot of time stripping and sanding various surfaces in the 319, but not many pictures.

 And then Henry was working on disassembling a deteriorated door for one of the North Shore MD cars. 

Various other projects were in progress, but we always have room for more helpers.

And you can be sure that if you help out, Santa Kallaus will take note.  He's making a list.


Anonymous said...

It is great to see some work going on with the North Shore Merchandise Dispatch car. It goes back to the beginning of the collection in the 1950s.

And I recently found out that the station buildin is built with post and beam construction. That is a real 19th century style of building.

Ted Miles

Richard Penn said...

Randall you might have to bring back the other spam controls to stop things like those above being posted on here again.

Randall Hicks said...

Sorry. Someone seems to have hacked into Blogger, so there may not be anything I can do. I should get an email notification whenever anybody comments, but that didn't happen in this case, so I didn't notice it was there.

Richard Penn said...

I thought it could have been something like that, as it doesnt seem that you would have allowed that response to stay up for as long as it did. Hope everything gets sorted out.

Randall Hicks said...

Sorry for the problems with spam comments. This is really making me angry.

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Nick Gawriluk said...

Imagine if we could find a filter that kept trolley bus posts and comments from being on here. Then we'd be all set! :)

Nick Gawriluk said...
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Randall Hicks said...

Sure, Nick. Any such filter would have removed your comment also.