Posts Categorized: Restoration

Update on WMR 48

  This photo shows the first window fitted into the side of WMR 48. Rob Merrifield is indicating it, partly open. It fitted well, a tribute to the people who made the sash several years ago. The main work was by: The late Don Rudd, who made the sashes; and Bill Prebble, who put the… Read more »

Update from North End Workshop

  In early November North End Workshop took delivery of two buffers donated by our member Ian Jenner. These have been sent to go on WMR Carriage 52 when its restoration has progressed enough to be able to fit them. The original drawgear was scrapped many years ago by a former owner when carriage 52… Read more »

Progress Update on WMR Carriage No. 48

This update is on the Woods safety gate as used by the Wellington and & Manawatu Railway, set up on WMR Carriage No. 48. Photo 1 (below) shows clearly the way the gate is double-hung, on swing arms, so it can close off access to or from the steps towards the ground. When open, the… Read more »

WMR 48 Views

A virtual walk around WMR 48 taken when we had it outside. Keith Bennet scanned the carriage and put together a virtual walk around showing inside, outside and underneath views. All views can be zoomed and rotated in the software at this link:- https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=A2ksEMz9JYE Virtual Tour Sponsored by: Keith Bennett Photography, Wellington www.keithbennettphotography.com Proshoot Ltd

WMR Restoration progress

During the restoration of our Wellington & Manawatu (WMR) carriages we have had much-appreciated help from Cover Me Ltd. of Upper Hutt, dZine Signs Ltd. of Upper Hutt and the men of the Upper Hutt Men’s Shed. Although there is still a fair bit of work to do on WMR 48, the car body is… Read more »