... and grinding the ends to exact length
Preparing the side walls ...
Frames with floors are ready
"Steel plates" are glued to end sills
Making heavy "steel plates" for end sills
Grinding the end sills
Floors of both new models are finished
A single plank fitts the center of floor, nobody sees after fini´shing that this plank can vary in wide.
Gluing the floor planks in bundles.
A heavy plank is glued on end sill and first single floor plank is added. In background a jig in order to hold intermediate sills in straight...
Bundles of floor planks are ready for gluing
Cutting the floor plankes to lenght
Wood strips are temporarely fixed by a glue tape for cutting the floor planks
Smaller intermediate sills are glued
Side and end sills are connected, insede a exact measured jig for a rectangular gluing
Gluing first parts
Side sills in preparation
A second start with two models looking like fresh from the car builder shop - step by step: the end sills
Amtrak 48, the Lake Shore Ltd. makes it's daily stop in Cleveland, OH, just less than 12 hours late, on 2/25/07.