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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #450 on: August 13, 2022, 07:54:45 PM »
Well a very quick look shows that decals were available in late
19th century:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decal

Most likely not used on coaches at that time - labor was probably
cheaper than purchased product. Beside it still had to be installed.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #451 on: August 13, 2022, 09:00:44 PM »
When I took my August 3rd photos (this post), I took a quick look in the saloon compartment and noticed the decorative plaques in the two window corners are blank.  I mentioned it to Eric, and he said, mildly amused, he couldn't believe Jackson & Sharp didn't take the few minutes it would have required to carve the scrollwork in those two pieces.  It would have cost pennies, based on the wages of the day.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #452 on: August 14, 2022, 04:40:38 AM »
Well a very quick look shows that decals were available in late
19th century:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decal

Most likely not used on coaches at that time - labor was probably
cheaper than purchased product. Beside it still had to be installed.
I would bet that the decorative scroll work was done with stencils. And back in the day….the decals were all varnish transfer not water slide. I don’t believe there are any suppliers of varnish transfers left anymore.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #453 on: August 14, 2022, 10:59:27 AM »
Eric and I have talked about the ceiling a bit and have a basic plan. We will remove the white painted masonite from coach 3 and see whats under there. We suspect the old decoration is there, based on some peeking Eric did a couple years ago. If its there we will probably do good photos, import that into some CAD program and try to reconstruct the image. From that we will likely create cut files and cut mylar masks on my CNC router (or use Alans if the images are to big for mine). We should then be able to stencil the layouts onto the oak veneer we will use for the ceiling panels.

Like all the tricky parts of this project Eric and I start to discuss them as we approach that work. By the time we get to it we seem to always get a plan ready and are able to move on. That is what has made this project so much fun, at least for me.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #454 on: August 14, 2022, 02:34:57 PM »
I believe it's there, I saw a sheet removed once at One end of the car.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #455 on: August 14, 2022, 08:45:01 PM »
True to WW&F standards Ron & Eric are producing what I call a Smithsonian quality reproduction. I am sure when coach 9 is complete they will apply the same level of restoration to coach 3. As so many of our projects turn out, they are fully functional and still museum quality.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #456 on: August 15, 2022, 09:13:44 AM »
Yes one of the white roof panels was removed many years ago and yes there is goldish stencil scroll type work on that panel which went all around the edges with a significant pattern in each corner.  I did not have my camera with me that day however I did make a tracing paper trace of the corner pattern.  I gave the pattern to Jason and the last time I saw it was on the shelf in the office closet.  He may know where it is now. 

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #457 on: September 24, 2022, 07:48:01 PM »








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