Well Paul, some minor stuff might get done to it prior to completion of the 2104, such as I have someone in mind to clean up the cab and nose. I want to start a fund raising drive for the locomotive, and it would be nice to have a clean cab to show people. Still trying to get those other combos, but not getting any return calls from those who I need to hear from. Might try to send some take home projects with Bill to get some metal work done on stuff that can be removed to rebuild (smallish things)
I was told the 2104 has been steam cleaned, wether or not it is up to your standards, who knows. I am going to try and set up a needle gun day to finish up the paint prep on it.
Well here are some photos.
Ok, not the best photo, a little dark, but it shows where we parked it. Sorry I didn't crop any of these, my computer is jacking up, and I can't open my photo editing software.
Head on view.
Rear toward front firemans side view.
Here's the hatch, I am quite sure this was on fire at some point, kinda looks like it, and lots of powder inside.
Now for some fun photos....
Can ya tell me the significance of this one?
Here is the left side of the rear coupler pocket, showing some fresh damage, the busted coupler was on the other end.
Here is the rear coupler.. kinda looks like something went over this. Bill and I did some rough checking on this to see if it was as worn as the front one, and there is very little play in this one, so maybe it is not worn out.