Sunday, March 08, 2020

Detailing SVL 68165 (2)

What do you do on a Sunday afternoon? I spent it watching a cab view video on Youtube. 2 hours from Offenburg in the Rhine Valley following the Black Forest Railway ("Schwarzwaldbahn") via Hausach, Triberg, Villingen-Schwenningen, and Singen to Konstanz on Lake Constance. In my version of reality, the Welztalbahn connects to the Schwarzwaldbahn in Hausach.
I have also traveled the segment between Immendingen and Singen many times when taking the Intercity between Stuttgart and Zurich. One of the new IC2 sets is visible in the video.

It's nice to watch the video and know the area well enough that I can identify the train location in the loops between Hausach and Triberg, or recognize the meadow near St. Georgen where I stopped with my Dad to take photos as inspiration for the Welztalbahn.

While watching the video, I continued to work on replacing the grab irons for SVL 68156. They are certainly not perfect, and I realize I picked a pretty difficult and annoying car to work on, but since I started this, I gotta finish it. After I was done with the one end of the car, ...

 ... I started working on the other end.

Phew. I was tired by the time I got to the last rung on the long side of the car and didn't notice how crooked it was until after the CA had dried hard.

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