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!
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
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!