Is it me or is time flying by? I got up this morning thinking it's Monday. Maybe it's because I went to Church On Sunday, like most people do. Wiring project. It's trash day and the trash man woke me up as he and his partner went about their chosen profession. Usually that marks the fact it's Tuesday. Unless I don't hear them. Okay, I know I've already mentioned this. In the last picture I posted. The full dome is a Bbaakkmmaannnn, no I didn't stutter spelling intended. No love lost for Bachmann. To make it accepatable on my layout. I removed the previous lettering. That was easy. Over sprayed it with aluminum colored paint. Now it looks a little less gawdy. Painted the interior seats a Sun-tan color. Re-lettered it and converted it over to MTL knuckle couplers. I had to replace the wheelsets without discarding the trucks. That was a little iffy. Once done, wallah I have a sort of, respectable full dome. Not 100% accurate but as you've heard me say before, it will do, for now. The Erie Built's I acquired the result of trade off with a good friend. They look good on the front end of my Union Pacific mail train. The coal hopper's I purchased from a fellow model railroader at a train show. Held at the Orange County Railroad Museum, near the Riverside National Cemetery. Ask a mortician for directions and this is what you get. Two blocks away from the cemetery. Sheeesh!! Ask a railfan and you get two blocks away from the Hollister Spur line. Say what?? I've been hope-ing Kato, Broadway Limited or Even MicroTrains would come out with a Streamliner (light weight) Southern Pacific 3/4 dome. Then there are some different Full Domes that Great Northern acquired as did the Milwaukee. I'd like to see those replicated as well. Walthers and Rapido have put out some interesting streamline cars. A bit pricey but then it appears they stopped production as of late. Or I missed it. I have kitty cat messes to clean up. They are shedding and fur-balls is one of mother nature's ways of helping them handle things. Seems they know something we don't. Weather! Spring is on it's way. Back to work.