"The Barn" at Laws - Site of the Work Call
'Most every Saturday, members of the Owens Valley Railway Company show up to put in a few hours at 'hard labor'. It's a labor of love though, as it's the DVRR #5 Brill Railcar that calls for their attention.
Saturday, May 18th was no exception when Jim Pittman, Jim Morrow and Andy Pucio arrived for various projects on the car.
Among other tasks, the two Jims were working on the re-installation of the trailing truck's braking system. Andy was engaged in carving and fitting the wood backstops for the car's interior metal framework. Later, Jim P. would continue on spraying portions of the car's body and frame in black, as he had been doing earlier in the week.
One of the brake arm assemblies, primed for final painting in black.
Is she done yet ...
|Meanwhile Andy's up in the baggage area carefully carving notches in small strips of wood. They're fillers for the side channels and need spaces cut out to clear the rivets of the siding.|
These strips will be the receivers of the screws used to hold the interior panelling, passing through the channel's pre-drilled holes. The combination acts as a clamp on the channel, but doesn't directly attach to the metal.
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