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Im trying to restore this railway carriage. Am i insane?
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>>1246708
As you live in Australia, probably.

Crack on
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Roof is fucked, no surprises there, but the rest of the carriage pretty much needs a reskin.

And a very good dust.
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>>1246708
you are not.
Actually, i ought to say you are awesome.
I want to do the same in france but i could not find any SNCF station willing to sell one for a decent price.
My piece of advice: make a post to /diy, there, you would have many sensed comments. In here i might believe your thread will 404 in less then one week.
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for what reason?
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>>1246708
Do you legitimately own it?
Why would you do that?
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>>1246720
I’ll look into that
>>1246723
It’s at a tourist railway I work at and I thought fuck it why not
>>1246725
I don’t own it, tourist railway does. Which is good, so I don’t have to buy materials
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OP here

This is its state at the moment. Taken off all the rotten panelling and taken out the doors to restore. I’ve been slowing working on fixing the roof
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>>1246708
Not at all. Restoring old stuff it's knowing the true value of it.
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>>1246740
>restoring it so people can experience its full glory once again
You're doing God's work, anon. Best of luck.
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>>1246708
All preservationists are insane, but not in a bad way. Godspeed, Anon.
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just don't fuck up
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>>1246740
Just wondering, do you know what railroad the carriage is from?
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>>1246909
It’s from the Victorian Railways in Melbourne. It’s a BPL excursion class carriage built in 1921
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>>1246909
It’s one of these

Except mine is number 86
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no you aren't crazy because RR cars are just steel and wood, so repairing them is easy. I'd suggest you get a big tarp though so if you have to park it outside it can be protected from the elements.
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>>1246954
Oh it’s in a shed at the moment.
It was outside collectively for 50 years though. So...
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>>1246739
Where at anon. I think it's a good project.
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>>1246739
>not restoring it to use it as living quarters
lel pleb
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>>1247091
Mornington Railway, Melbourne >>1247110
Bit too big to fit in the ol backyard. Also cranes are not cheap
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>>1246708
A little bit insane, but it's fine. We need people like you. It's gonna take some time, but if done properly, it will look glorious. Good luck, anon. You will need it.

>>1246720
SNCF will never accept to sell an old passenger carriage or an old locomotive who's not used anymore, because almost all of them contain asbestos. Especially if you are a random dude who come out of nowhere.

Personally, I own a small diesel shunter, but I need to do some work on it before it can move on it's own again.
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>>1246708

No.
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>>1246708
Seems like quite the audacious task there buddy
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>>1247351
>Personally, I own a small diesel shunter
Now you have to post pics, that's fucking cool.
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>>1249240

I have this old photo, taken one year ago, after both shunters were unloaded.

The one with missing windows is for spare parts.
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this is a cool fucking project anon. lots of restoration energy goes into locomotives but the cars themselves are woefully underappreciated. if you were in burgerland i'd definitely lend a hand to help you out.
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OP here, found this photo someone took while it was being shunted the other day
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>>1246708
No op you have a great goal
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>>1246708
You get like 8 Portuguese guys and they would have that rebuilt in a long weekend.
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>>1246708
No, that's actually a nice carriage, I'm a bit jelly
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GL OP
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>>1246708
Yes, you are insane but in the best possible way.
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>>1246708
Yes, but you still have my respect. What part of Australia? Perth has a few rotting train carcasses floating around.
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>>1247128
>Mornington Railway, Melbourne
Did they close the section of line going into the main town area?
At least you vics kept your tram system too. The west had a two systems, in Fremantle and Perth, and they were replaced first with trolley buses, then diesel buses, then gas buses and now they're realising they should have kept the fucking trams to begin with.
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>>1253287
They did, built shops over the site. so the terminus is about 1.5 km up the line now.

and yeah its pretty good, we still have the old W classes rattling around
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>>1246708
Not compared to me, I whole Heartedly want to restore Birdymcbirdface back to flight.

I mean fuck if they can get Glacier girl why not go for it? Liberty belle is being ressurected.
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Godspeed, OP.
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ITT people with honorable dreams but no money or manpower.

It sucks when you're truly in the dream but cant do anything so it becomes a nightmare you can't wake up out of.
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I'm the guy with diesel shunter >>1249589
Here's a picture I took recently.

Green paint on cab is only here to prevent rust.
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>>1255405

The driver's desk
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>>1255406
And a little peak at the engine
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>>1255405
German? and how much did it cost?
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>>1254277
OP is volunteering at a heritage railway that's been running for 30 years, don't think he needs your pity you cynical sack of shit and misery.
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>>1256758
Nope, it's french, but the hydraulic transmission is german.

For the cost, around 4,500$ to transport them by road to an heritage railway.
They were given for free.
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OP here, just finished restoring one of it's doors the other day. The steel panel on the front has had half of it chopped out and replaced, and the window was so rotten the bottom half was just sawdust. came up well. only another 7 to go though.
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and heres some pics of it being lifted from its siding onto the running line
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and another
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>>1246740
You're doing god's work, anon. Best of luck with your project, but also consider this >>1246897.
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Am i crazy for wanting to build my own coach? Nothing huge but small. Something a horse could pull
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>>1246739
>I don’t own it, tourist railway does

Wait so you come in and work on it for free and in the end they get to keep it and show it off?
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>>1258881

Not OP, but yes, it's called volunteering.
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>>1258881
OP here, it doesnt matter. If its restored and running its a lot better than it sitting in the rain until it's destroyed. Plus I get an inscription on the frame saying who restored it. In a state like Victoria where our heritage is being destroyed, stuff like this is important.
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depends on condition of the railway carriage but i think you arent insane when you want to achieve something through your own work
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>>1259002
the carriage is mainly shit on the exterior. the interior mainly needs a complete re-varnish and then its okay. its mainly the roof thats the problem.
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>>1257272
looks great, man. This is a fantastic thread
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>>1246708
OP here, just started needlegunning the frame. The frame is in excellent nick, although covered with 100 years of gunk. will post photos soon
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>>1261981
good job keep updating
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>>1259344
The inside looks peak comfy. Good luck anon!
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>>1261981
Wear hearing protection! That thing must be deafening inside the cairrage.
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>>1262044
Oh its the exterior frame, below the timber body. So not in the car itself. but, yes, still deafening
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found a photo online of the carriage while it was in the park we bought it from. looked much better then...
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>>1263608
>Bender_Neat.png
What purpose do all those "cup and cone" structures on the roof serve?
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>>1263657
Those are "torpedo" ventilators.
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>>1263657
It's an aerator. It designed to remove stale air inside the carriage's compartments. It can also bring fresh air.
It's called torpedo (or Torpille in french).

Here's a little technical drawing.

Also, keep up on the good work, OP. Sadly, I live too far away to help.



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