Circa late seventies/eighties liveable carriages

 
  leahj Beginner

My partner and I bought a property with a home made from very well renovated train carriages.  Now we have thought of ways to add to it but we are both tradespeople and have decided we would rather start from scratch and build our own house. Also it would be a shame to build in the train carriages as they look good on their own. But only if we can get a decent price for our three renovated carriages.  Judged by the stamps around the steel base (I could easily be wrong) the trains were released from the tracks for good around mid eighties some time. They are fully liveable with electricity and plumbing throughout. And a rolled tin roof and decking has been built around to join all three in a u shape looking out to an entertainment area. Does anyone know what they could be worth or know anyone who deals in this sort of thing. We live just south of Townsville N.Q. I can post photos if interested in seeing.

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  leahj Beginner

Also the carraiges are all wood inside and plastic wood look cladding has been put over the outside. When I say a shame to build in the carriages I mean build them into a house so you can't tell they were ever seperate compartments.  You can tell they must have some age about them as they have alot of door frames etc made from one piece of hardwood.  Very top quality workmanship that you don't see in modern building. One of the spare rooms has a pressed tin cieling.
  leahj Beginner

Also the carraiges are all wood inside and plastic wood look cladding has been put over the outside. When I say a shame to build in the carriages I mean build them into a house so you can't tell they were ever seperate compartments.  You can tell they must have some age about them as they have alot of door frames etc made from one piece of hardwood.  Very top quality workmanship that you don't see in modern building. One of the spare rooms has a pressed tin cieling. The house has been here atleast since council approval in 98 so probably a bit longer than that buy other than council records we have not had much info on the carriages as we bought the place from the bank.
  leahj Beginner

Also the carraiges are all wood inside and plastic wood look cladding has been put over the outside. When I say a shame to build in the carriages I mean build them into a house so you can't tell they were ever seperate compartments.  You can tell they must have some age about them as they have alot of door frames etc made from one piece of hardwood.  Very top quality workmanship that you don't see in modern building. One of the spare rooms has a pressed tin cieling. The house has been here atleast since council approval in 98 so probably a bit longer than that buy other than council records we have not had much info on the carriages as we bought the place from the bank.
  leahj Beginner

Also the carraiges are all wood inside and plastic wood look cladding has been put over the outside. When I say a shame to build in the carriages I mean build them into a house so you can't tell they were ever seperate compartments.  You can tell they must have some age about them as they have alot of door frames etc made from one piece of hardwood.  Very top quality workmanship that you don't see in modern building. One of the spare rooms has a pressed tin cieling. The house has been here atleast since council approval in 98 so probably a bit longer than that buy other than council records we have not had much info on the carriages as we bought the place from the bank.
  leahj Beginner

Also the carraiges are all wood inside and plastic wood look cladding has been put over the outside. When I say a shame to build in the carriages I mean build them into a house so you can't tell they were ever seperate compartments.  You can tell they must have some age about them as they have alot of door frames etc made from one piece of hardwood.  Very top quality workmanship that you don't see in modern building. One of the spare rooms has a pressed tin cieling. The house has been here atleast since council approval in 98 so probably a bit longer than that buy other than council records we have not had much info on the carriages as we bought the place from the bank.
  andrewstrains Assistant Commissioner

Location: Townsville, Where else but QLD
Would it be possible to see some pics of them at all?


Also how far north of the 'Ville are they located?

Andrew
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Good response andrew I do not trust these types of posts as I have seen these before and poster amazingly doesn't repsond when asked for photos to help them with their problem.

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