It's the end of March, Jim sands the roof "smooth" and it's ready for canvas.
End of March, The canvas is "on".
End of March 2015, Jim starts trimming the canvas to fit.
End of March 2015, We start taking down the sides.
End of March 2015, Jim starts battling the canvas on the front and back compound curves.
Just keep working it they say, the wrinkles and creases will go away...
April 15, 2015, Bob applies sealer coat to canvas. Roof sealing and coating products were discounted by Dave Lawson's LS Aero Marine
Thank you Mr. Lawson.
April 15, 2015, Jim and his grandson Jeff sealing the other side.
April 15, 2015, Quentin Johnson starts putting on the roof primer. Quentin has spent quite a bit of time helping us figure out the original trolley colors
and determining the paint products for #93.
April 22, 2015, Jim and Quentin sanding the roof coatings...
April 22, 2015, Quentin rolls on the roof color paint.
April 22, 2015, A thing of beauty.
April 29, 2015, Kings Heating makes and donates the intricate brass window seals we were lacking. Thank you Les King.
April 29, 2015, Bob and Quentin apply the first and second coats of color to the letter board.
April 30, 2015, Bob and Quentin apply the first and second coats of color to the window framing.
May 6, 2015 Road Trip! Just a few days before National Train Day, we got the good news that Byron at Warren Railcar Service
has donated an original trolley pole and support mechanism. Thank you very much!
May 2015, Another nice donation from Fastenal in Falconer, NY
A bunch of brass... Thank you very much!
May 2015, Jim has hand sanded so much mahogany that everything looks like mahogany
May 2015, Jim hand sands ceiling panels.
May 2015, Jim repairs and hand sands more ceiling panels.
May 2015, Bob feels guilty that Jim is doing so much sanding, so he starts sanding...
End of May and into June 2015, Jim and Bob get the two 18' catwalk boards and Bob spends a few days priming, sealing and painting.
June 3, 2015, Quentin Johnson reattaches brass storm window hardware he coated, around all the window openings.
May 2015, Jim scopes things out... Thanks to the generosity of Marcia & Michael Guider, along with Mark Hendrickson,
we got the green light to transplant three of sister car #98's windows that #93 was lacking. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
June 4, 2015, We get the windows out and back down to the Gateway Train Station
June 4, 2015, Perfect fit!
June 8, 2015, Bob starts striping paint off and polishing up the newly acquired brass windows.
June 8, 2015, Jim's grandson Jeff Mitchener stops by to help Grandpa bolt the restored roof ladder back on.
June 8, 2015, Catwalk and ladder looking good.