I assume you mean the ME 28? The car was built in St. Louis Missouri. I do not think the carbuilders sourced much of the wood materials locally. They maintained huge stockpiles of lumber depending on the finishes specified by the customers, or what was required structurally in the designs.
Interurbans aspired to emulate the designs, finish, and feel of heavyweight railroad cars so many of the choices trickled down from steam road cars. Did I mention basswood, also?
well from what i remember is that you guys were gonna use the skeleton pattern from M.E. 26.
where i got this from was a 2005 winter issue of rail & wire issue #206.
Michigan electric car 26
THE ORGAN DONOR.
by a historian for albion MI
name, Frank Passic.
that is how I know from the previus.
Does it make sense now?
When you are looking at the blogs, go to the category tree on the right side below the calendar. Click the PLUS sign for Electric cars and you will see the expanded list which includes Michigan Electric 28. Click that link and you will get only the posts for that project displayed in time order. Go back to the post for May 4 2008 and you will see a shot with a pretty good view of the colors. The sides are similar, orange over dark green. The numbers on the green are imitation gold, while the lettering on the letterboard is red with black outlines. The graphics for those have been prepared but none applied to the car until more progress on re-painting.