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John Lewis Gallery 1

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John is back in his native Missouri after a career in the US Navy. We're both fans of San Diego -- with fond memories of the Kansas City Barbeque in the middle of downtown (before it, in turn, got barbequed by a kitchen fire), but I digress.

He's a Mizzou fan and I'm a Jayhawker. I let him email me anyway. More to the point, John is a big fan of the AFT and runs the American Freedom Train Yahoo Group that has become the online crossroads for anyone interested in the 1976 AFT or the 1947 Freedom Train. Check it out.

-- Todd Schannuth
 
 

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John's model on a test run.

This is how it started...

 
 
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Soaking some Lionel cars to remove the old paint.
 
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Stripping paint.
 
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Paint masks.
 
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Car ends painted black.

 
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Roof goes silver.
 
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Future PNWC76 and Display Cars 101 & 102
 
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Display cars 101 & 102 get decals.

 
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Another view.
 
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American Freedom Train Car 101 with decals, new window graphics and new trucks/couplers.
 
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AFT Display Car 102.

 
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AFT Display Cars 101 & 102.

 
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Car end of the refurbished 102.
 
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AFT Display Car 102.

 
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Car end of the refurbished 101.
 
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The assembly line ramps-up.

 
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Paint hood/platform.
 
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Ready for decals.
 
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Batch of six.
 
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Decals applied.
 
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More decals.
 
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The AFT factory.
 
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Painting wagons. The models are based on standard 20' intermodal containers. The real wagons were not intermodal containers, but had nearly the same dimensions -- and smooth sides.
 
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Mass production.
 
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Works in progress.
 
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The test track.
 
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Just another day at the office.
 
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Decaling.
 
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Progress check.
 
 
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