Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northfield, Illinois
The brake drums were bare aluminum. The best way to get the proper look is to glass bead blast them, then spray them with a very light evaporating oil (here in the U.S. WD-40). This will eliminate the white look and maintain the bare aluminum look and only need be done once. The steel discs on the outside centers were black oxide. Machinists cold blue looks right here.
You are correct about Lionel's looms. They are the best you can buy anywhere, and, should you run into problems, he is happy to help. With Lionel, it is not just the sale, but customer satisfaction.
The gauges are best done by a shop that specializes in this work. Here in the U.S. we use Palo Alto Speedometer in California. I would suggest you contact Christian Ondrak, OK Parts and Engineering in Germany. He will be able to recommend a restoration source closer to to you that will do an excellent job. Tell Christian I sent you!
There are none of the older top frames nearby for me to measure, but I'm sure someone here on the BB has the information you need.
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