Oh dear, Mike! Hope your thumb is feeling better soon!
Here's the thrilling conclusion of the DeWitt Clinton build...
At first, I was going to put wooden railings on, but they would have been either too delicate or too thick, so I opted to bend a pair from steel music wire.
First coat: Krylon "Gloss Bright Idea". The drawbar was brushpainted with Testor's Flat Black.
The deck was masked and painted with Krylon "Satin Brown Boots".
For Walleyworld rattlecan, it's not a bad match for the factory colors!
Mounting holes for Lionel wood barrels.
Barrels and railings installed.
Since the intended motive power is a postwar Lionel Vulcan switcher, I dusted off the Giraffe Express's "Junior" for the inaugural run of the completed product:
A complete success, running flawlessly in forward and reverse!