Removing damaged paint in the stateroom of the Northern yesterday revealed original gold leafing under a later repainting. Lots of patience and gentle scraping is bringing the pattern out. Much is damaged or missing, but there is enough left that we'll be able to recreate the original design. The light green was the original wall color. There are hard to reach areas on the car where this color was never painted over.
Pattern begins to emerge
Section of the full design on the upper walls
A corner of the pattern
A glimpse of the pattern from the ceiling. This needs more work to be fully revealed