9/21/15 Ceiling is pretty much done, waiting for the lights.
9/21/15 Jim has rebuilt the missing cabinet frame above the front doors.
9/24/15 A lot of staining and varnishing by Jim and Bob is paying off…
10/2/15 Bob starts cleaning up the ceiling lights hardware.
Lights all cleaned up and coated.
10/2/15 Jim starts laying out and building the paneled back seat bench.
10/5/15 Jim and Quentin position the back seat panels.
10/15/15 Bob keeps up with the staining and varnishing…
10/29/15 Bob and his wife Sandy visit the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
in Washington PA
10/29/15 If you like trolley cars and want to ride one, it is worth the trip.
10/29/15 Meeting Bill Fronczek, President Emeritus of the Museum, was a good thing for us.
10/29/15 Bill has lent us a much needed trolley seat base and we hope will do the same with a seat handle.
The horse drawn street car is my favorite.
Jamestown Boiler donated metal, and Brent Harkness' welding expertise, and Jim's carpentry,
along with the seat pedestal on loan from the Pennyslvania Trolley Museum, gets our seat prototype going.
Once we determine the cost of a seat, we hope to offer a sponsorship opportunity, where paying the cost of a seat,
gets their name on a advertising card above the seat.
Back seat bench waits for us to figure out the upholstery.
A trip back to Warren Railcar Service, gets us controller cabinets without the guts, and a brake wheel.
We were lucky to find these, but they cost us a good part of our accumulated fund money.
October 2015 Jim starts cleaning and repairing the mahogany controller cover.
11/5/15 Glass and material at cost from Jamestown Glass Service, plus donated labor gets us going on the many window sashes.
Bob assembles some of the window sashes.
11/9/15 With the windows going back on, Jim starts putting on the rest of the mahogany.
11/10/15 Windows are going in!
11/11/15 Our table saw died… Bob buys a new table saw so Jim can make adjustments to the prototype seat bottom, then off to the upholsterer.
11/11/15 Let there be light!
11/11/15 All the window glass is in, interior lights working, pretty much all of the window mahogany screwed in…
time to start cleaning things up for the model train show this coming weekend.