Symmetry good—Rust not so much—April 2—my obsession with symmetry is temporarily satisfied. Finally all the pieces for the traveler car are in order. It only cost about $50 to make all the little pieces pretty—sometimes neurotic behavior comes with a price.
The trailer news is not so good. They want $500 to sandblast the trailer and another $500 to paint (not powder coat) it. A new cheap trailer only costs about $700, a good galvanized about $2000. Those options are too much for this project. So, I guess it will clean it up as best I can and try some Rustoleum paint. To that end a nut splitter was purchased last night. The tentative plan is to break it down, replace the damaged bunks, paint the parts and reassemble with new galvanized bolts.