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Project Updates – 9/16/22

By September 16, 2022Members Only

Submitted by Tom Nitza

Work is winding down. A support piece was added to the floor under the
engineer’s seat. We then began the task of cleaning out the cab. Lots
of debris from stripping paint and grinding welds. Deluxe Glass is
coming out Monday to look at the windows that need glass. I met with
them this week and based on the sizes the cost of the glass will be
$650. Monday’s visit is to determine what the cost will be for gaskets
and installation. They can complete the job by the end of the month.

Quite some time ago I settled on a paint color from Do It Best to paint
the cab interior, and every time we work on the locomotive a little more
of the cab gets painted. The color is “Stone Grey” and they still carry
it. However, the paint formula has changed and it has a decidedly green
tint to it. So, if you want to know why the cab interior isn’t all the
same color, you’ll have to call Do It Best. At some point, we’ll have to
fix that, but that’s for another day.

A hole has been cut in the floor of the storage box behind the cab in
order to install some of the train brake valves. By the end of this
month, we should have that part of the project complete, and we can
continue next year. All of these components were donated to us several
years ago so the installation cost will be minimal.

Jerrad will be painting the trucks and that should really help the
appearance of the locomotive.