Garratts from Queensland

 
  Tuckly69 Locomotive Driver

Location: uk
Hi, can anyone help me with plans for the Garratt used in Queensland, which was smaller than the NSW AD60 class.
Many thanks,
Andy.

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  Kevin Martin Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Hi, can anyone help me with plans for the Gareett used in Queensland, which was smaller than the NSW AD60 class.
Many thanks,
Andy.
Tuckly69

Presumably you've tried here?

http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/CollectionsDownloads/Documents/BG41RailwayLocomotiveandRollingstockDrawings.pdf

But really, you will improve your chances of finding stuff on the internet on Beyer Garratt's by learning the correct spelling. By the way, the spelling of Garrett, relates to a manufacturer of traction engines in the UK, later bought out by Garratt - just to add to the confusion.

Don't take this as being a SA, but it is important when on the internet to look for the right information, as its hard enough already.

Good luck in your search for more information.
  br30453 Chief Train Controller

Hi, can anyone help me with plans for the Gareett used in Queensland, which was smaller than the NSW AD60 class.
Many thanks,
Andy.
Tuckly69

The Continental Modeller August 1997 issue had drawings of the QR Beyer Garratt.

The QR was was much smaller than the AD60 being only half the weight.

Being painted midland red it was the best looking Garratt ever produced.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

By all means correct me if I'm wrong - but weren't there two different types or batches of garratts used in Queensland? The first was the ASG during WW2 followed by the much improved Queensland version of the garratt in the 1950s.

Tony
  chironex Junior Train Controller

Location: The final destination never even comes so sit back, relax, and pray that there is one
Which one is at Ipswich? I can't confirm that there were two, though, as the book I have hardly covers up to the 1920s...
http://www.australiansteam.com/qgrframe.htm
Hmmm, there was an ASG, of which there is only a tank left at Rosewood. 109, in Ipswich, is definitely a different model. It is simply referred to as the Beyer-Garratt, as opposed to the earlier Australian Standard Garratt.

No plans seem to have been posted apart from the SAR version.

Maybe just call the ARHS Qld?
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
The SAR version and the Queensland versions are quite close it is only really a matter of smaller details were they differ. I know of one modeller that has taken a kit or something of a Queensland Garratt and made it into a SAR one. This was years ago though back when near enough would be good enough. It might even have been a brass model I cannot remember off hand! I know it took a while though the conversion not because of the alterations needed on it but the time he had available to actually work on it!

The Australian Standard Garratt's were a dismal failure everywhere except in Tasmania and then most probably only because they took the flangeless wheel from the front driver and placed it elsewhere on the loco. The less said about them the better actually!
  lrbam Chief Train Controller

Location: The Great South West
One of the ASG was used sucessfully on the short Fyansford line near Geelong. After being on display at the Williamstown ARHS Museum it is now back in the Geelong area at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Railway. Hopefully it will be restored to working order in the not too distant future. Donations would be very welcome I am sure if you like to contact the railway. It is currently near the engine shed at Queensclif but at some stage will be moved to Lakers Siding for restoration work under cover so now would be a good time to check it out