Brake shoe material

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Re: Brake shoe material

Post by Chris Hollands » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:26 pm

Here is acouple of photos of the brake linings
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Re: Brake shoe material

Post by cp4449 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:35 am

You could use a piece of hard oak. Cut to profile, glued on. They use oak brake shoes on the cable cars in San francisco
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Re: Brake shoe material

Post by Harlock » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:17 pm

I second aluminum. Barry Hauge switched from bronze to aluminum for a brake kit he made for Steve Easlon's 2 1/2" trucks for that reason. More grip.
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