White River Lumber #001

Adding The Side Sills-Page 2
In Need Of Some Help
A Quick Tour
Points of Interest
Reconstruction Begins
Assembling The Center Sill
Preparing For The Bolsters
Adding the Couplers
Flipping The Center Sill
Adding The Bolsters
Adding The Side Sills
The Car End Sills
The Car Goes On The Trucks
Putting On The Brakes
The Floor
Corner and Cupola Posts
The Roof
Wall Framing
View The Interior
Door and Window Trim
The Exterior
The Unveiling
The Crew
Contact Me

With the frame together, a number of things can now be done. The trucks can be rolled under and the frame set on them. The K-brake can be installed as well as the brake air line. The car end sill framing can be put in place. And best of all, the body frame construction can begin.


A body end sill has been set in place to check the fit. The red bolt on the right will hold the sill to the two steel plates.


Three of the four body end sills set in place. They will be bolted into place after a bit more work is done to them..


Each body end sill has a large notch on the front side for the step risers. The back side has a rough gouge to clear the wheel flange. This gouge is copied from the originals and is intentionally rough in appearance. The two holes are for the brake beam hanger brackets.


A body end sill bolted in place. Only two bolts secure it to the frame. The floor will add strength and stability to the corner.


The basic frame bolted all together. The car end sills will be added next. Rich and Dickey have already started work on the first car end sill. The other is seen on the far end of the frame.

Adding The Side Sills

All photos Copyright 2003 by Martin Nemerever. Copying prohibited without permission.