Pictures from 2002
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|This is coach 23 "Ailina". Tom and I have been working on this car for a few years.|
|We are nearly done only a few minor things to finish.|
|Tom bought a vinyl sign cutter this winter, now we can do things like the etched glass and lettering. We have been using boat lettering, now we can use more correct lettering.|
This inside shot shows the Conductor's desk.
The car seats 3 people and is also used as a caboose.
|Another shot of the Conductor's desk. There is also a brake lever in this end of the car.|
|This picture shows the seats in the other end.|
|This view shows the new lettering on the caboose and the two stall addition on the round house.|
|What do you think?|
Harold Allen's Shay #4
This fall we were able to negotiate a lease on Harold Allen's Shay #4. Mike decided that they no longer had a large enough railroad to use two locomotives and still wanted to see #4 running. Harold's railroad is 12" gauge ours is 7 1/2", we determined that the engine was pretty close in size to our #7. A new set of narrow gauge trucks should allow us to run it here. So.........another project for the SR&CL Ry. shops. A set of drawings are complete and the wheels and other parts are here, time to get to work.
|Here we are in Ann Arbor preparing to load #4 for the trip to Battle Creek, that's Mike Allen on the right, the rest of the boys you know.|
|Nothing to it, a piece of dual gauge track on the trailer and a ramp.|
|So far so good.|
|Chain it down.|
|And a way we go.|
|Looks good in it's new home. Fits in the round house OK.|
|That's what makes it go.|
|The shop trucks Tom and I built work great.|
|I think the new trucks need to look something like this|
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