Restoration work has been progressing steadily since carriage A 1328 was added to our fleet in July 2020. External tongue and groove timber cladding has been cleaned down and repainted, rotten and missing lengths of T&G and trim timbers replaced. The carriage is looking much improved with two coats of Resene Super Gloss "Jalapeño" red enamel.
Verandah flooring at the north end of the carriage is being replaced and and ironwork refurbished. Next steps include making a full set of windows, upgrading the floor, repairing carriage internal walls and installing a set of seats.
Grateful thanks to:
- Henley Mens Shed (Masterton) for offering to work on internal wall panels;
- Maymorn Joiners Limited for offering to make a full set of replacement windows.
- Rimutaka Trust / Trust House for funding the transport of the carriage from Feilding to Maymorn.