EricaAnn posted:EricaAnn posted:
It's not so much what I did for my layout today, but what I did for someone else's layout. Working on 3 locomotives for a client. The two A units were originally Lionel 2032 Erie Alco's, circa 1952-1954. The B unit is from Lionel's MPF days. The two A units were "artistly" repainted by someone using a brush trying to stay away from the decals. Same with the truck side rails. Guess they wanted to update the color scheme.
I was able to strip away the brush applied paint job as well as Lionel's original decals, black paint & yellow side strips. These shells have now had time turned back about 67 years and all of lead based paint is gone!
After stripping a number of older Lionel cars my stripping solutions has enough lead in suspension to probably offer some limited radiation protection.
A couple weeks ago I shared a few photos of the stripped ALCO shells I was working on. Well, I thought I'd share a photo or two of the completed locomotives before I deliver them to my client. The "old girls" got quite a facelift!
Very nice always enjoyed your work on these you have some great ideas