Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Tod Engine is Turning Green!

We have undertaken a major project to completely paint the engine for this summer to improve its appearance and protect it from the elements while it awaits construction of our new display building. The color chosen is Rustoleum Hunter Green which closely matches paint chips found on the engine. Earl in its life the engine was painted a dark green, then wore a lighter green before carrying various shades of grey and silver. Hunter Green is also a widely available color and is easy to obtain from our local hardware stores.

I have painted both cylinders and part of the HP bedplate so far and over the next few weeks will continue working at it until both bedplates are painted. Also during the summer we will reinstall many of the engine's smaller parts and try to eliminate the "field of parts" in the front yard of the Park.

I am asking that supporters consider making a $25 contribution to help pay for the paint. A gallon of Rustoleum primer and topcoat costs $25 each, and if all of our supporters just donated $25 each I can buy enough paint to finish this project without digging into the building fund. Please send a check to the Tod Engine Foundation, 2261 Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505 or you can do it via Paypal to

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