W Class Trams & Art
There's something magical about the marriage of Melbourne's beloved W-class trams and contemporary art.
The roll-call of those who painted the trams, which first ran on Melbourne lines from 1978 to 1982 as part of the Transporting Art project initiated by Victoria's Hamer Government, reads like a who's who of Australian contemporary art.
However many of the first series were sold off, some used as scrap, others for spare parts.
Some are held privately, treasured by their owners who struggle to protect them from the elements.
Others were simply painted over (one in fast food restaurant chain Hungry Jacks' colours of red and yellow), some gifted overseas (to the US cities of Seattle and Memphis) and returned to their original green livery.
And then even more iconic are the W1 Class Trams, some of which were completed in 1925 by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board (M&MTB).
Restoring W Class Trams
Melbourne's historic W Class trams have now been retired and sold off.
However, owners of these iconic trams may now be facing the task of restoring, repuposing and maintaining the trams for their new intended use.
There are some great examples of trams being repuposed for various uses such as cafes, classrooms, community hub places.
DIY Waterproof Membrane
If you have "adopted" one of the retired W Class trams, you maybe facing a tram roof that is badly degraded and more than likely leaking.
Liquid Rubber is your ideal solution to not only solving roof leaks, but will also restore & rejuvenate a roof.
Liquid Rubber is an easy DIY application - so a cost effective solution to fixing all roof surfaces - canvas, concrete, metal, timber roofs etc
Easy DIY Waterproofing Application
Apply with Roller or Paint on with brush.