It Can Be Complicated Â We are essentially trying to operate heavy industry on a volunteer basis when most of our volunteers, like myself,...
Â We are essentially trying to operate heavy industry on a volunteer basis when most of our volunteers, like myself, have little or no background or training and have to learn on the job.Â Somehow it works.Â But it can be complicated.
Be that as it may, we keep going.Â Today was good for painting, so the 36 received a first coat of blue on all the letterboard and upper siding on the north (and last) side, as well as two sectors of the lower siding.Â I then decided to start on the red, as seen here.Â Until the light grey is applied, it really is "red, white, and blue".Â By that time, the sun disappeared and it started to cool off, so I did some more stripping and miscellaneous tasks.
So let's see what other people are doing.Â Ed Oslowski was working in the 277 again today.Â He's making good progress and does excellent work, having learned on the job while helping restore the 749.
This car was built with arched stained glass windows, and they're all still there.Â However, they were covered over with sheet metal on the outside and wood panelling on the inside.Â This window near the front of the car, however, is equipped with a hinged panel so you can see the stained glass.Â Ed has carefully refinished all the wood around it.Â
And he has done a nice job repainting the ceiling in the smoker.Â It's still in white primer, but the finish cream color will be coming soon.
Â And here he points out various aspects of the restoration work.Â Ed has a lot to be proud of.
And Max is nearly done with installing the trolley wire over the connector track.Â When I took this picture, it was starting to get dark, but Max was attaching a ground wire, I believe, to the pole.
And as usual, there were several other projects being worked on. Any one day's accomplishments may not seem like much, but they add up over time.Â Making it sound exciting is not easy, I must admit.Â As a spammer from far away recently observed, âPiece of writing writing is also a fun if you be acquainted with then you can write or else it is complicated to writeâ.Â I couldn't have said it better myself!