Tonight was spent prepping these for painting. That means removing the trucks (and carefully storing the screws) and removing the ladders from each side. Following that I used my jig to drill holes for the new grab irons. I received the brass ones yesterday and I like them much better. So holes drilled, grab irons bent into their proper and installed and we are ready to paint!
|Ladders removed ready for grab irons|
|Installing some grab irons on one of the new cars. They need a little straightening.|
|Installed on the decal test bed car, those first attempt decals have to go!|
|Decals removed, grab irons installed|
|And a two|
|And a three|