7 NBH in Crimson Lake red livery of the early 20th century.


NBH passenger carriage

The NBH carriages started work in 1919, with the 'H' in their code designated so for holiday or excursion traffic. NBH cars 1 through 6 started off as rebuilt NQR open bogie wagons while 7 through 15 were built new.1

Many NBH carriages are still in operation today on the Puffing Billy Railway, which runs through the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, beginning at Belgrave in Melbourne's east.

These models are built from injection moulded kits produced by Ian Lindsay Models. They sit on a whitemetal underframe and bogies.

The kits feature some additional detail, such as brake hoses, rolled up canvas curtains and passengers. They are finished off in the early VR passenger livery of Crimson Lake red with black underframes and earth roof. Wheels are an Atlas N scale wheel while the couplers are MicroTrains line N scale auto couplers, to replicate

10 NBH. The carriages have had some small additions such as curtains.

the smaller auto couplers which were applied later in the railways' existence, replacing the older style 'chopper' hook couplers.







1. Data obtained from www.pjv101.net