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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #510 on: May 20, 2023, 04:44:27 PM »
Eric was on the property, so I asked him for a sneak peak of the coach's 7 layers of varnish.  It looked really good, and shiny!

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #511 on: May 22, 2023, 10:26:31 AM »
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I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I was doing some related research and came across this:

https://cdm16397.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15323coll6/id/5055/rec/46

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Manufactured for Wiscasset & Quebec Railroad. Interior view. Bracket for Hat Basket for Wiscassit & Quebec RR Cars #4188-89; 13"" x 13""

Wow, thats a great find. I have looked at the fittings in the Rangley car and figured Id have to measure them to make a pattern. I can extract that drawing and mill out a copy pretty easy now.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #512 on: May 27, 2023, 08:25:11 PM »
Before train time today, I had a few minutes to walk around at Sheepscot.  I noticed the shop bay 4 people door was open. (It had been closed and posted while varnishing the interior of coach No. 9 was underway.)  I walked in and was pleasantly surprised to see Harold Downey.  He was busy staining the window sashes for the coach.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #513 on: June 24, 2023, 06:18:04 PM »














Ron was about to sand this door. Tjere was a blemish in the final coat he was going to correct.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #514 on: June 24, 2023, 06:31:33 PM »
Coach 9 woodwork is looking great!!!




That photo would be a good one to include in the "article" submission to Epifane for their quarterly newsletter.  8)
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #515 on: June 24, 2023, 09:37:40 PM »
The door for shop bay 4 was open today, so I walked in and had a chance to talk with Ron Ginger (left).  He was sanding out imperfections in the interior finish of the car door, before a final application of varnish will be applied.


And Ron with the window sashes.  I understand the sashes have received seven coats of varnish and are ready to receive the installation of glass.  Talking with Harold Downey today, I understand he will start the process of installing the safety glass shortly.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #516 on: July 04, 2023, 05:47:37 PM »
More hardware. We could not find the correct, left hand, hinges for the salon so I made a set.  The end decoration on these matches that on the hinges in coach 3.



I might do a bit more polishing on these before I give them to Harold to install. I got tired of hand polishing after I made them, but now I have had some rest I will give it another hour or so. These are made from brass bar stock and silver brazed together.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #517 on: July 05, 2023, 08:37:42 AM »
Impressive work, Ron.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #518 on: August 07, 2023, 05:38:04 AM »
Mama mia! Absolutely amazing work everyone! Can't wait to see this in person.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #519 on: August 07, 2023, 06:16:13 AM »
With Brass being soft, would a polishing wheel work? I did an aluminum tank once that had never been done. It took several tries with a polishing compound but was eventually successful
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #520 on: August 07, 2023, 04:38:35 PM »
Yes you can polish brass with a wheel. However you must use a light touch and watch that you don’t round the corners. I used to polish much softer aluminum at a job that I had years ago.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #521 on: August 16, 2023, 12:51:18 PM »
I see on Facebook that the first coat of primer is going onto the exterior of the passenger car. We are all amazed to see how good it is looking inside and out! There are some heavily rebuilt passenger cars in Colorado, but this is the first wood car I know of that is completely new construction.

Well done all of you!

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #522 on: August 19, 2023, 08:03:06 PM »
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #523 on: August 19, 2023, 09:37:47 PM »
Didn't we also build Dairying Car 65 and Caboose 320, wood cars from scratch?
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #524 on: August 19, 2023, 10:08:30 PM »
Yes, we did. 

* 320 was the first new wooden car built at Sheepscot and the first construction project I helped with in 1998. It is based upon a design drawn up for the F,S & K but never built. (note that the couplers, brake staff/wheel and railings are original parts salvaged from the WW&F flanger that was left in Albion in the 1930's). 

* 65, The Dairy car is also a complete new build, based on the modified Portland Company boxcars that were assigned to TCDA service.  I spent the good part of a Winter working on the interior woodwork with a small electric heater inside.  The car was finished in 2015.

* 126 is basically a new car although parts of it (mostly the metal components) were derived from the old Edaville built open car #202 that was in bad condition.

Of course, other cars have been rebuilt with all new wood such as flatcar #14 for the MNG SOCONY tank car and former B&SR flat 34. B&SR boxcar 67 is another example of a complete rebuild while stock/boxcar 56 is more of a restoration with Marcel preserving as much of the original wood structure as possible.
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