2007: WP668 Restoration Continues

After moving in to the Dickinson-Plocher backyard in San Jose, the WP668 caboose exterior was stripped and painted. We learned that while the wood could be chemically stripped and scraped, the steel straps had to be hit with a hammer to get the paint off. Both decks and the bay window were rebuilt. The holeContinue reading “2007: WP668 Restoration Continues”

2006 WP668 in Storage – Restoration Starts

While in storage in San Jose, the WP668 caboose roof was rebuilt and the ceiling lights were installed. The Dickinson-Plocher backyard swimming pool was removed and a very short rail line built in the same location. The Silicon Valley Lines model train club members acted as gandy dancers to help install the track. Except asContinue reading “2006 WP668 in Storage – Restoration Starts”