1/15/16 Jim puts a shiney handle on the seat prototype thanks to Jamestown Bronze castings and Classic Brass finishing.
Having our prototype seat has helped us finalize the seat construction. Jim builds all the wood framing for the seats ready for the upholsterer.
1/16/16 Doors Open Jamestown brought 100's to the Train Station and Trolley.
2/1/16 Struggled quite a bit to match the original floor piece with modern colors.
Graphic Image Flooring, LLC Carver, MN is working with us to create a modern copy of our eary floor pattern.
$2000 YIKES! but it was the only option we could find.
Jamestown Bronze comes through with more donated brass seat handles. Thank you again!
2/5/15 Dave Mayer on the left, of Jamestown Iron Works, provides our seat pedestal castings at cost. Thank you very much!
Volunteer Albert Cala gets to work on grinding and smoothing the rough castings.
2/12/16 Jim found info on documentation we have that the seat hardware may have been St. Louis Green.
We hauled all our seat parts down to Phoenix Metal. They are donating the powder coating and looks like they'll be green. Thank you!
Bob and Jim along with railfan book author Kenneth Springirth, visited the Pennyslvania Trolley Museum in Washington PA
to measure up a door on their St Louis car that is near identical to what our door would be.
The museum staff has been extremely helpful in certain areas, and what a great set up they have down there, well worth a visit.
2/15/16 Thanks to more donated wood from Fancher Chair, Jim starts working on making the mahogany door parts.
2/17/16 Up to a few days ago, looked like we were moving forward on using the engine house for steam train excursions and even making the trolley a working trolley.
It will be a bit before we can sort out how this might progress. So for now, The National Comedy Center is now leasing the wings of the train station including the area we occupy.
Our communications with their staff have been very promising and it looks like we will be able to keep using the space for most of this year.
Thank you National Comedy Center!
2/29/16 Jim gets the 4 panels assembled for the bi-fold entry door
2/24/16 The guys at Phoenix Metal have been working with us to come up with the powder coating for the seat parts.
3/7/16 Volunteer Albert Cala starts applying stain to the interior side of the mahogany doors
4/8/16 The proper floor sample arrives from Graphic Image Flooring, LLC Carver, MN, and it looks quite nice.
The smaller square is a piece of our original floor covering.
4/9/16 As "luck" would have it, the powder coat color doesn't really go with the floor. Phoenix Metal is willing to redo them, so we are looking
for a way to better match the green or we will be going with black
4/2016 Jamestown Boiler metal and JCC Welding Program skill get our operator seat fleshed out.
4/2016 Jim assembles the operator's seat and then it is off to the upholsterer.
4/2016 Jim and Bob carve ups some steel and some strap hinges to look like what was on the original trolley door.
4/19/16 All primed and hinged the bi-fold doors are pretty close to being done.
4/2016 Lee Harkness and Jim Mitchener meet with Mayor Teresi and a few other dignitaries to discuss a possible new home for Trolley #93, The Engine House.