Discussion in '1260-1292' started by paul slavens, May 2, 2014.
The underframe and bottom side of the floor is painted black now, we will finish painting all the black on the end platforms this week, and then we will start doing all the body repairs on the exterior walls.....small dents, old rivets from placards to be removed and weld the holes, some rust pits here and there, grinder marks around the windows where we de plated them, etc. After the body is ready for paint we will paint all the handrails yellow, then mask them off along with all the black areas and then paint the body freight car red. We are planning on painting the roof and all four body side panels at the same time. Our target date is the middle of June.
Nothing new for today, we actually have been busy for the last week and a half on other items, but today marks the two year anniversary that 1291 was moved from Exeter.
Paul, what progress have you been able to do on 1291 since May?
Hi guys, Wow time flies it has been about 8 months since I updated this post. We have been working hit and miss on 1291, as time and weather have allowed. We have nearly completed installing all the interior furniture. The work always takes more time than we think it will, but we are not in a hurry and take time to do the best job we can, and a lot of the pieces had rust that had to be cut out and repaired with new metal. The A end with the bathroom is laid out just like it was when it was built. The B end has been changed up a bit. One side of the B end had a conductors desk and a long bench, we chose to eliminate those items in favor of two sets of seats that face each other, and we will be adding tables in between so they will be like restaurant booths, and both of the booths will have a window. The other wall on the B end will still have the stove and a small bench/toolbox. We still have a few items to complete in the interior, all 3 doors are going up next, after its finished we plan to paint around the window and door jambs inside and outside, then install the windows. After the windows go in we just need to paint the entire thing and letter it and we should be good to move it to live rail and then roll caboose 1288 in the building and start all over again !
Well, I had some nice photos to upload, but when I try to load them it tells me the images are too big. will look into it.
Looking very nice, Paul. Great work!
Thanks Keith, and thank you for uploading the images .
Great job, Paul! The caboose is looking great!
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