Restoring an old Queensland Railway carriage and collecting memorabilia from Queensland Rail to finish the job. The carriage is number 1072, an Evan's Car used in Brisbane suburban services from 1924 through to 1990. Your thoughts, contributions and comments are welcome!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Working in the Bedroom
More work in the main bedroom over the Australia Day long
weekend. That means more painting, particularly the ceilings which are coming
up nicely. And painting the base for one of the light fittings meant that I
could put one of the original lights back in place. There were originally 9 of
these in Clarabelle but when I got here all but one had been removed. So far I’ve
managed to find four replacements on Ebay and this is one of them.
Ceiling painted, light fitting fitted
Then there was the beginnings of the bed. The sides are the
last of a load of recycled timbers that Bob, a friend of Abbie's, bequeathed to
the project after moving to Scotland. These were the sides of a book
case and I originally thought they were both Maple but, on cleaning them up,
the shorter length is some other timber (I don’t know what). These were pre-cut
and routed out to accept thin strips of Tassie Oak to cover nail holes. I also
routed the back to let in the supporting timbers. I then took the sides home
and varnished them through the week before bringing them back out and
installing them as you can see here. Thanks to my mate Ben who was on hand to
help with the swearing and profanity that saw this job to completion!