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CA&E 316 & 458 News Update

June 20, 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

There’s Thee smiling pretty for the camera!  He is doing a great job fabricating all the custom wood parts needed to rebuild the roof of CA&E 316.

Mike and Jeff pull the trolley bases for CA&E 458 outside to assess their condition.

Well upon inspection it was found that one base, made by Ohio Brass, had badly worn pivot pins and brass bushings. A complete tear down and rebuild was required. Below Jeff is using the drill press to drill out seized retainer pins.

And we have a two-for-one shot here. The freshly rebuilt trolley base and Thee on the band saw making more custom wood pieces for 316.

This picture shows a great detail of what we have been doing to rebuild 316’s roof. We are working new wood in with the old.  Reusing every bit of original “fabric” of the car that we can.

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