Saturday, December 31, 2016

The End is Near

At least that's what the calendar says.  But maybe I've got another one around here somewhere... ah, here it is.  Wow, what a nice picture.  An open-platform Chicago L car -- I wonder when this picture was taken?   Looks like it's from about 1913.   They sure did a nice job of colorizing it.

Be that as it may, you still have until midnight, Central Standard Time, to make a donation to IRM that will be applicable to your 2016 taxes.   Don't delay!

It's never too late to keep working on all of the various IRM projects, of course.  I spent an hour or so sorting parts and rearranging storage in the 150, and then did more sanding and surface prep in the 319, followed by some white primer.

This car is being restored to its appearance at the end of service.  The vestibule was painted red twice, and the second time they just painted around the previous lettering to save time and money.   So that's what I plan to do for the restoration.   Thus the letter L is not covered over.

Having stolen some of my paint, Tim was glad to make up for it by cutting out a piece of glass for me for one of the clerestory windows in the 150.  This is a skill which I tried to learn many years ago without success.

And the finished product matches the template very closely.   Thanks!

Tim's new doors for the 1754 are progressing nicely.

Victor and Bill continue to work on the Pennsy bobber.   They also built this nice new work table with a varnished top, built entirely of reclaimed scrap wood, Vic says.  Pretty spiffy!

Well, that's about it for this year.   Best wishes for the next!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your words and pictures here!

Happy New Year 2017!

Ted Miles, IRM Member