Discussion in '1260-1292' started by paul slavens, May 2, 2014.
Thank you Keith!!!
I was wrong about the decals. They are really stenciles.
Hi Joe. In response to your question the letters and emblems will be painted on early next spring or maybe late this winter. All work has stopped on 1291 for the time being, after a long hard push to get her painted we shut the doors and just had to step back and move on to some other priorities. I still love the Frisco and still love cabooses, but I am just not in the mood to work on her right now, but I have it on my mind and am looking ahead and will be ready to get back on the project by February or March, and pushing hard to the finish line.
Sounds great Paul!!!
1291 was rolled outside today after a 7 month hibernation. I am excited and ready to work on the project again for a while. Will be installing doors and windows, lettering the exterior, painting the interior, etc. I hope to get her to the finish line this year. Time will tell
Paul, do you want some help?
Paul, I'm glad I got to see 1291 when you were early in the project. The first time I saw your caboose you guys were installing the steps at one end but hadn't started on the other end.
You guys have done exhalent work and later this year the fruits of your labor will come true.
Good luck with the weather!!!
For sure. I would love some help. You can call or text me at 918 695 1359
The doors we built last year are now installed and working with all the original equipment door latches and brass key. We used parts from 1291 and 1249 to get a full set of hardware. Very happy with the fit and function.
Great stuff Paul. I admire your drive and really have enjoyed following this.
I've been looking at Paul's thread for 1291 from the beginning and have really enjoyed seeing the progress over the years. A lot of hard work has happened and to see it close to the end is amazing!!! Hope the weather is good for you to the finish.
After several months of being unhappy with the caboose color that I called "Ronald McDonald red" I decided to sand down the red and repaint a coat of "Freight car red" that more closely matches the original color from the factory. I mixed it using PPG colors "oxide red" and "red brown" I mixed 3 parts Oxide red to 1 part red brown and the color result is pretty good. I have been painting it in sections and it is looking good. I have all of it painted except the 2 window side and will have pictures of the complete paint job in a few days.
The photos above with the newly painted areas show just how colors can look different just because of lighting and cloud changes, the 3 images are all the same color from the same batch of paint. When I looked at old caboose photos to find a color, no two photos were alike !! This helps demonstrate why they all looked different.
Check out the windows that I restored. These are aluminum frame windows that were in the caboose when I got it and the aluminum frames were painted Cascade green and the rubber seals were painted green too !! I bead blasted the frames and painted them GM silver pearl and I used a single edge razor with windex for a lubricator to remove all the green paint from the rubbers......it took a while ! I got new glass cut and then mounted it in all the frames with the renewed rubber seals. The windows are ready to go back in as soon as the painting is done. Caboose 1291 has 20 different windows ! I never realized just how many windows were in an EV caboose.
Awesome stuff Paul. The color difference is pretty hard to believe in the photos. Your work is so impressive Paul. Keep it up. This is a fun thread to watch.
Today I painted the last remaining section of the paint rework job. I am very happy to have the proper color now and am excited to get the windows installed and get the lettering and numbers on. will post some outside pics tomorrow when we move her outside and pull all the tape off.
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