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Project Updates – 6/9/2019

By June 9, 2019Members Only

Submitted by  Tom Nitza

On Friday I worked on some minor items and then decided to install the air valve for the bell. This involved making a cover plate and then drilling a clearance hole and four mounting holes in the instrument panel. When I was returning from lunch I stopped by the hardware store and obtained four screws to mount the valve. Toward the end of the day all of the preparations had been completed but the screws were nowhere to be found.

The next scheduled work session will be the week of June 17th. I’ll send out a separate email to schedule that work but the plan is to move the Plymouth inside the shop and work on it during the week and through Saturday. The major item will be to remove the engineer’s side window, make necessary repairs, and install the new gasket and glazing. This work will have to be done during the week because once the gasket is installed I’ll need to measure and go to O’Neils and have them cut the glass.

The wabash caboose work continues Contact DJ to get in on the email chain for that project at

Work on the box car continues in the following weeks. Contact Tom Nitza to get in on the email chain for that project at

358 is back in the shop and is quickly approaching the fitting of batteries. Contact WD Miller to get in on the email chain for Project 358 at

534 work continues every weekend. Contact Jerrad Bennet for information on that project at