Been sanding all afternoon. Got 7 boards sanded and primed. Used wide [15 inch] particle board [real tough stuff]. Would hav been easier to use boards or plywood. But that would have been $$$$$$$. This stuff was free. Almost 5/8's thick. That is thick but goes well with this old house's wide and thick baseboards and chairrail. One good thing. Cooler. Did not sweat out the shirt and drip all over my work as usual. Got the new hopper cars with a little Slick 50 One Lube on the axle ends and couplers. Filled them with coal. Ready to roll. That SD80 has thrown the three new tires. :cry: :curse: They look like shinny vinyl instead of rubber. Picked up some rubber ones at Miss Edna's. Has Lionel gone to shinny slick tires?