SAR Scenario Coffee Pot Special

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A scenario in the SAR Peterborough Base Session
A passenger excursion in the SAR SMC (Steam Motor Coach) on the Pichi Richi Railway from Quorn to Woolshed Flat, stopping at Summit. Bottom

 The Historical Bit 
Affectionately known as the "Coffee Pot", SMC 1 consists of an engine unit and a passenger coach. The coach is attached to the loco by a pivot beneath the firebox and the loco cab floor is part of the coach frame. SMC 1 was one of only two units built. SMC 2 went to the SAR South East Narrow Gauge Division.

SMC 1 spent its entire working life (1905 - 1932) based at Quorn where it ran weekly mail and parcel services to Hawker. It was also used on weekend passenger charters as far as Port Augusta and Orroroo. In 1932 it was placed into storage and then static display in Alice Springs. In 1984 it was returned to Quorn and fully restored to operating condition. SMC 1 is the only known working example of its type in the world. It is currently used for passenger excursions on the Pichi Richi Railway between Quorn and Woolshed Flat.

The line from Port Augusta to Quorn was closed in 1956 although the section between Quorn and Summit was still in use by steam excursion trains from Peterborough for several more years. In 1974 the line to Summit was taken over by the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society and, by 1979, they had extended their operations to Woolshed Flat. By 2001 they had restored and reopened the narrow gauge line to Port Augusta.

Coffee Pot Special
 Duration:  Woolshed Flat x hours xx minutes
Woolshed Flat and return y hours yy minutes
 Loco:  SAR SMC 1 at Quorn Loco Depot Shed
Other Unrostered Locos: None

Location Index

Location Index
Each location in the layout has a detailed set of track diagrams that provide a variety of information. The  Getting Started  guide below gives a summary of the information that is available.

To display the data click any Line Index graphic, or go to the bottom of the page for all the session links (all links will open in this window).
Getting Started:
  1. If you have already closed the opening message window then the first step is to pause the session by pressing the  P  key.
  2. Next locate your loco. Either:-
    1. Open the Finder Tool (press  Ctrl   F ) and type, in the Name field, the name of the loco. For example SAR SMC 1 (or just SMC 1 should be enough). Click the tick icon, OR
    2. Open the Driver List (bottom left of the screen) and select the loco from there - click the drivers Eye icon to jump to the loco.
  3. Take a few moments to get your bearings. Use the Location Index (this link will open in this window) and click on Gladstone to load its location details and track plans. In each location details page:-
    • the Tab HM White.png tab gives an overall summary of each location with a "potted" history (where available).
    • the Tab TM Grey.png tab reveals the invisible TM Track Marks for Drive To commands.
    • the Tab IN Grey.png tab lists all active industries and their commodities.
    • the Tab SW Grey.png tab describes the names, locations and settings of all junction switches as well as some switch sets you may want to use.
  4. Each location details page has direct links to the adjacent locations so you can explore along the route.
  5. When you are ready to start, reload the Peterborough Base Session page (click the Scenarios button on your current location page) and select this Scenario again or just use the Back button on your browser - whichever is quicker.
  6. Switch back to TRS19 Driver and either close the opening message window or press the  P  key to start the session.

Tutorial A tutorial on using these scenarios is provided in the link on the left. The link will open in this window


  1. Reverse the train from the depot  Loco Shed  into Quorn  Station .
  2. Drive to Woolshed Flat stopping at Summit.
  3. After arriving at Woolshed Flat, turn the train on the WYE and reverse back to the "station area".
  4. Return to Quorn non-stop.
  5. Return the train to the depot  Loco Shed  after turning on the turntable.
Driving Notes:
  • The line to Woolshed Flat is not signalled outside of Quorn Yard. Normally only one train is allowed on this section of the line at any one time.
  • You have been issued with an authority ticket for the line as far as Woolshed Flat.
  • The approaches to all locations are protected by invisible signals to prevent the AI Half Speed Slowdown Problem when approaching a signal at stop.
  • Trackmarks and industries have been provided for AI Drive To Trackmark, Drive via Trackmark and Drive to  Industry  commands. Click Location Index for details.
  • Manual (no AI) driving is possible. As a visual driving aid, a Caution warning sign has been placed at the location of the Main Approach Dn and Main Approach Up trackmarks. Click Location Index for details.
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This page was created by Trainz user pware in February 2021 and was last updated as shown below.

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