Making safety chains
Cutting the safety chains for the train to length. 5 links each.
6 pieces made, one for each coupler.
Widening the gap on one end link of each piece so a bolt can fit through without damaging the threads.
Bolted up and ready to use! Hangs and inch above the rail ties when not in use.
Got far enough along on the second gondola to finally sand and paint the outside.
With only just one coat of paint it already looks so much better. Just another coat or two to go!