4/29/16 Half oval trim goes on the doors.
Jim wanted authentic chicken wire glass on the door bottoms.
We got it from Olde Good Things Inc. / Olde Good Glass out of Scranton PA.
5/6/16 The floor is on the way, so with help from Dan Currie, owner of HCH Interiors, Jamestown NY,
we were able to get the floor underlayment in place.
5/9/16 The floor is finally here and ready to be put in place. It is a printed floor and
came from Graphic Image Flooring, LLC Carver, MN
5/9/16 At $2000, we decided to make a template before we made any cuts.
5/9/16 The floor is in...
5/11/16 Now on to the seats! Jim starts the assembly line.
5/11/16 Just a reminder that I am there working on things too, someone has to take the pictures…
5/12/16 The first seat frame goes in!
5/12/16 …and the rest follow.
5/12/16 The first seat bottom goes in.
5/12/16 Jim and Quentin test it out by pretending to be watching a comedy sketch on a big screen TV .
Thought we could convince the National Comedy Center to let us keep the trolley in the train station and use it as a mini theater…
5/13/16 We got the first row installed in time for National Train Day 2016. Figured we would leave room on the other side for people visiting to mill around in.
5/13/16 Plaque in place mentioning Harriet Lucariello donating the trolley in memory of her husband Mauro Lucariello, and recognizing the seat sponsors.
5/14/16 Lee Harkness National Train Day Show Chairman and Mayor Teresi visit Jim in the trolley on train day.
5/14/16 We had a great crowd and the seats sure came in handy at the end of the day.
5/16/16 We start putting in the rest of the seats.
5/19/16 Jim gets to work building the front shelf and panels. This should be the last major wood working part of the project.
5/26/16 Stain applied.
6/3/16 Panels made to fit. Jim makes it look easy.
Beginning of June 2016, we finally get around to getting the rest of the isle seats in. Just the back bench and operator seat left to install.
6/13/16 Jim makes it look pretty.
6/13/16 Operator seat still needs adjustments, but not much.
6/13/We're getting closer.
6/16/16 Jamestown Steel Service comes through for us again, providing the steel and some bumper bracket fabrication for both the front and back bumpers.
6/16/16 Jim makes a jig to curl up the bumper ends and Quentin helps do the curling.
6/16/16 Front bumper parts assembled ready for drilling and sandblasting and painting.
6/16/16 Back bumper too.
6/17/16 Our painter and trolley volunteer Quentin Johnson starts the process. We all work to get things taped up and masked.
6/17/16 All wrapped up.
6/21/16 The painting starts. Blue stripe first.
6/22/16 Then the deep cream.
6/23/16 Is this Desert Sand?
6/23/16 Quentin applies the Desert Sand color to the body. Some time ago he sanded through the layers of paint
and this is the color we decided matched the original.
6/23/16 Peeling away the tape.
6/24/16 More peeling.
6/24/16 Says there were black lines so Quentin paints the black lines.
6/24/16 Jim peels more tape.
6/27/16 Here's the gang pretty happy with the painting results.
6/27/16 Onward and upward. Jim starts installing the bi-fold door glass. Bottom panes were chicken wire glass.