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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #480 on: November 12, 2022, 12:53:31 AM »
An impressive artefact. Really delightful.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #481 on: November 23, 2022, 09:35:22 PM »
A couple of Tuesday photos.

Ron Ginger and Eric Schade discuss details on the next steps for coach No. 9's interior.


Jerry and Carlos Steinke work on final preparations to install the wheel sets in the refurbished passenger car truck frames in the background.  They've spent many, many hours preparing the trucks for the coach.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #482 on: December 27, 2022, 06:07:44 PM »
I took way too many pictures today. So here are some with no explanation needed..







Testing finishes



This is the exterior paint. Varnish is the shiny top part.









Ron was assembling frames for the screens for the clerestory windows





Eric is working on the mounts for the screens.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #483 on: December 28, 2022, 12:39:27 PM »
Thanks for the photo update on coach 9, Mike.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #484 on: March 08, 2023, 08:35:33 PM »
Today was a milestone day- Eric applied the first stain to the inside oak. After months of discussion, many test patches of stain, analysis by a professional paint company selections have been made and today we stained the lower part of  one side.

This starts a whole new phase of work. The woodwork is essentially done, from here on its stain, varnish, paint and untold hours of  hand sanding. Dust control will become our biggest problem. We will be blocking the door between Bay 3 and Bay 4 and restricting entry to Bay 4 as we get into the varnish phase. We know everyone will want to see the coach as it gets its finish, but we really want the best job we can get and dust particles in the varnish will not make for a good job.

We will allow access as much as we can but for a couple days after each coat is applied we must lock it off. Please understand what we are trying to do, we will all like the final result.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #485 on: March 09, 2023, 12:29:48 AM »
Could you pressurize an enclosure going through a filter box?
Couple of lbs. would all it take - but as you said, the traffic would be the
worst problem.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #486 on: March 11, 2023, 07:48:29 AM »







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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #487 on: March 11, 2023, 10:30:13 AM »
What color of stain is that?

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #488 on: March 18, 2023, 06:50:23 PM »


A flash only image, I think it captures the grain of the wood rather well, and shows the progression of the staining process.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #489 on: March 28, 2023, 03:30:23 PM »
Smart move to limit access during the staining\varnishing period. Controlling particulates is very crucial and can take a lot of time to fix if stuff gets in there while it's still setting up.

One of the places I work at has a (loose) no firing zone near the marinas along the line due to a similar situation. Sometime before I started working there there was an incident ash ejected from the stack blew in the direction of a freshly varnished boat. The railroad ended up taking a 10k haircut for that one as the boat had to be completely stripped and re-varnished.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #490 on: March 29, 2023, 05:37:53 PM »
Folks,
         I love the color you have chosen for the inside of the car! Now a question for the builders; it has been a long time since I was in the W&Q #3, does it still have oil lamps? If so will you use them as models to build two new ones for the #9 car? I am sure Adams & Westlake can do a couple of them for you if you ask them to build them.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #491 on: March 30, 2023, 07:00:50 AM »
As someone once said, "I can build you anything if you draw a picture of it on the back of a large enough check."

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #492 on: March 30, 2023, 08:51:44 AM »
Hi Ted, I believe earlier in this thread there had been mention of Eric and Ron (and Stewart in years past) researching how to build replica ceiling fixtures.  I don't think A&W makes this style of ceiling fixture anymore, but, if we don't make them ourselves, there might have been another museum or railroad (Strasburg, maybe?) that did so.  Dave Crow

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #493 on: March 30, 2023, 10:31:11 AM »
We have discussed having a lantern manufacturer who specializes in these sorts of lamps reproduce the exact lighting used in the W&Q/WW&F coaches 2 and 3. These lanterns are almost identical to the ones in the Rangeley.

The quoted cost for 7 lanterns (3 for each coach and 1 to replace the missing one in the Rangeley) was $11,000.

Each.

Eric and Ron are working on alternatives.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #494 on: April 04, 2023, 12:43:37 PM »
would a cast iron "ships" stove be usable as a car heater? I see a few on Marketplace.
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