Trailer Car - Page 9
Home
WRLCo #001
USP #11
Trailer Car
Fire Car
1890s Trucks
Sidedump Car
Skagit #40
Push Cars
Log Disconnect
Links
Contact Me
Recent Restorations at Snoqualmie

The foot and kick boards were a simple yet time consuming addition to the trailer car. Comprising six pieces of wood in total, they took the longerst to get finished and installed. Some epoxy work was done to the boards to smooth them out and repair a few splits. They were sanded smooth and the edges were rounded. The kick boards were clamped in place and marked for drilling. The foot boards were notched to fit around the mounting brackets, then clamped in place and marked for drilling. Once the holes were drilled, the boards were primered and given two coats of paint. The paint was allowed to dry for two weeks before the boards were installed. Once in place, the boards changed the character of the trailer car. The wheels and brake rigging disappeared. The car started to look like a trailer car to haul passengers, not just a push car to move supplies.

tc36.jpg
Four brackets on each side will support the foot boards.

tc37.jpg
A stiffener was added to each corner to help prevent the foot boards from twisting.

tc38.jpg
The foot boards and kick boards are being marked for drilling.

tc39.jpg
The kick boards have been installed.

tc40.jpg
The foot boards have been installed. The car is starting to take its final shape.

Trailer Car - Page 8

Trailer Car - Page 10

All photos Copyright 2004 by Martin Nemerever. Duplication prohibited without permission.