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Belgrave to Menzies Creek Section

--- 30" narrow gauge ---

TRS2004 / TRS2006

Trainz Route on the DLS by Peter Hilton (shadowline)

PB Belgrave to Menzies Ck

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Locomotives and Rolling Stock on this page by Narrowgauge

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by Peter Pardoe-Matthews (Narrowgauge)


In my Trainz world, there are two types of people, there are those to whom narrow gauge is a way of life, and the great majority who don't know what they are missing.

To the non-narrow gaugers, here is your chance to find out why your life is so empty.

On the Trainz Download Station you will find a map by Peter Hilton that faithfully reproduces the first stage of the Puffing Billy Railway, the Belgrave to Menzies Creek section. To enjoy this to it's fullest you will need the locos and rolling stock below.

The actual track that has been modeled was started in 1899, opened in 1900 and ran as a working railway until 1958. Luckily, enthusiastic lovers of the line were able to take over responsibility for it and the rest is history. Puffing Billy Railway now runs every day except Christmas, using locomotives and rolling stock that ran on the line in the earliest days. The Garratt G42 never ran on the original line but after a massive restoration effort now runs with its smaller sisters for the pleasure of thousands of riders.

Peter Hilton and I have enjoyed bringing this to you, and hope that you will have pleasure from experiencing it.

Thanks are due to the following people in alphabetical order

Bjorn S:- tufftuff
David Drake: -dmdrake
Gary Hoorn:- Gary Hoorn
Gordon Ross:-Warzy7
Michael Sutton:- Sirgibby
Paul Pavlinovich:- Paulp
Peter Hilton:- pgh3
Rod Young:- Comtrain
Trainz Narrowgaugers:-





General points.

bulletAll the PBR locos are limited to 20 mph. (32kph).
bulletSpeed over bridges is limited to 5 mph.
bulletAn NA loco is rated to haul a maximum of 100 tons. This equates to 10 traincars. The Garratt can haul 200 tons, 20 traincars under the same track conditions.
bulletOn the PBR line all locomotives run funnel first FROM Belgrave to ensure that the water level is maintained over the firebox.
bulletAll the locomotives are right hand drive, following the standard set by the original Baldwin engines. Australian practice is left hand drive, but not on the narrow gauge lines.
bulletYou will note a similarity in the rolling stock underframes, the load for all the freight wagons is set at 10 Tons maximum.
bulletApart from some passenger cars, the stock is all the same length and runs on Fox type pressed steel bogies. The longer cars run on an extended bogie.


G42 Garratt

bulletYou will find that there is no steam sound, this is deliberate, as the Trainz sound engine could not handle the beat frequency at the higher speeds. 8 beats per revolution and 36 inch wheels are too much for it. If you are inclined to experiment, try using the NA sound
bulletWhen you assemble the Garratt, preferably place the Tank unit first and make sure that it correctly positioned, then add the Boiler unit with the funnel near the tank unit, finally add the Coal Tender unit, positioned so that the coupler is at the rear. Having done this make the complete loco into a consist for future use.
bulletThere is an interior for the Garratt, to use it you will have to click on the boiler to do so. There are no steam driving controls.


NA locomotives

bulletEach one has an interior, no steam driving controls.



bulletAll the locomotives have animated drivers that can be made to turn round and back by using the 'Pantograph' key. (Unfortunately they all look like me, can't help that).


A plug for Puffing Billy Railways

bulletConsider becoming a member, this doesn't involve working on the railway, but you get two free trips a year and a monthly magazine, and you will help this organization continue to give pleasure to thousands.



bulletI am always ready to consider changes or corrections to these model. I will also supply the Gmax files for anyone wishing to rework the appearance, or create new versions of the models. Somebody willing to make working steam cabs for the locos is a very good reason for me to supply the files. I hope you enjoy Peter Hiltons PBR map, and have pleasure running my rolling stock.








by Peter Pardoe-Matthews (Narrowgauge)


pbr_g42_loco.jpg (119409 bytes)


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pbr_na_locos.cdp  (2.7mb)

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pbr_na_common_parts.cdp  (4.8mb)

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by Peter Pardoe-Matthews (Narrowgauge)


Necessary download

Wagon Bogies

pbr_bogies.cdp (0.31mb)

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pbr_nbc_brake_van.jpg (121646 bytes)


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pbr_nbd_saloon_brake.jpg (128815 bytes)


pbr_nbd_brake_van.cdp    (0.75mb)

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pbr_1nb_saloon.cdp  (0.1mb)

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pbr_11nbhc_excursion_brake.jpg (126868 bytes)


pbr_11nbhc_excursion_brake.cdp  (0.28mb)

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pbr_17nbh_excursion_car.jpg (128372 bytes)


pbr_17nbh_excursion_car.cdp  (0.36mb)

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pbr_nc_brake_van.jpg (118318 bytes)


pbr_nc_brake_van.cdp  (0.51mb)

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pbr_220nqr_excursion car.jpg (123201 bytes)


pbr_220nq_excursion_car.cdp  (0.31mb)

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pbr_3nu_van.cdp  (0.22mb)

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pbr_1nm_cattle_wagon.jpg (135158 bytes)


pbr_13nm_cattle_wagon.cdp  (0.28mb)

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pbr_103nq_wagon.jpg (123880 bytes)


pbr_103nq_wagon.cdp  (0.22mb)

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pbr_146nq_wagon.jpg (127913 bytes)


pbr_149nq_wagon.cdp  (0.23mb)

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pbr_26nq_wagon.cdp  (0.18mb)

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2nk_trolley.jpg (140007 bytes)


pbr_2nk_trolley.cdp  (0.34mb)

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pbr_1nh_van.cdp  (0.24mb)

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pbr_1nt_van.cdp  (0.25mb)

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pbr_26nac.jpg (21759 bytes)


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pbr_24nb.jpg (21569 bytes)


pbr_24nb.cdp (0.37mb)

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(All of the above content in one zip file for those with high speed internet connection)



pbr_total_roster.zip (17.8mb)

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PBR (Puffing Billy Railway) content by Peter Pardoe-Matthews (aka "Narrowgauge")

A .cdp file containing (only) the content created by Peter for the PBR railway.


all_the_pbr_stuff.cdp (1.0mb)


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PBR (Puffing Billy Railway) tree content by David Drake (aka "dmdrake")

A ZIP file containing (only) the content created by David for the PBR railway

Instructions: Unzip directly into the ...\world\dispatcher\downloads\ folder. Install any .CDP and Trainz will find the new content.


dmdrakes_trees_for_pbr.zip (1.6mb)



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