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, April 1, 2013
A four-day weekend and lots of plans for lots of work on
Clarabelle – all thwarted by rain! In a recent shower I made a quick survey of
the carriage and identified some leaking windows and toplights that need
attention. On top of that there are still four toplights that haven’t been
installed and their timber surrounds need a lot of attention. But all of these
jobs require a few dry days ahead of the job to thoroughly dry the whole area
out then a few more dry days so that exposed timber doesn’t get wet before
painting. Across the whole weekend there was the threat of showers. Not a big
dumping but enough to stop me working outside. Bugger!
Sunday morning sun in the new bedroom
We still stayed overnight and the first pic is me in the
morning with the sunlight streaming into the newly finished bedroom. This
really is a nice place to be now, very comfortable and the bed now provides a
perfect night’s sleep. I say ‘we’; that’s me, my son Chester and wife Abbie who
came home from a folk festival early.
The fridge space from one side ...
Then there is some more work on the kitchen area including
getting a second panel in on the other side of the fridge space. A lick of
paint on the inside and some varnish on exposed timber and this is starting to