Sunday, August 17, 2014

More bathroom stuff

Managed a night on Clarabelle this last Saturday so I could tinker all afternoon and into the next morning. Mostly I'm still adding lining to the bathroom in 12mm plywood but I did add a few details that I've picked up along the way.

Building in the sink unit and making room for the plumbing

I don't think the toilet roll holder is original but it is cast bronze with "GWR" moulded into it. I know this isn't the Great Western Railway but I couldn't resist! And I don't think the soap dispenser was ever used on Queensland carriages but again, I could pass this one up either. It still works with a simple gimballed arrangement and a metal slug inside a tube that automatically dispenses a dose of liquid soap. I think this one dates from around 1910 and it still works perfectly!

The soap dispenser picked up in Toowoomba in 2009