Southcoast Nameboards was started in 1996 in the Tallebudgera Valley on the Gold Coast with the restoration process of the original Queensland Railways timber letter casting patterns.
Our foundry operations began in 1997 as a jobbing foundry specialising in small one of jobbing, with completion of restoration on the timber letter patterns we introduced and began full-time production of QR heritage infrastructure which now takes up much of our production hours. We are now committed to specialising in the reproduction and restoration of Queensland Railways heritage infrastructure and we continue to reintroduce once used railway infrastructure and old foundry techniques and adapt these to modern solutions and demands.
We strive to supply a product that has been extensively researched to provide an item that equally compares to the original; all products are made to original Queensland Railways specifications including paint colours.
The timber patterns were once used to make the original cast iron letters seen throughout the late 19th and early 20th century on Queensland’s railway stations. The patterns were once used at the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
Once again the letters are being used in the reproduction of nameboards, letters are mounted to Australian hardwood timbers and painted in heritage colours of your choice.