flatcar brake rigging

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flatcar brake rigging

Post by SteveM » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:48 pm

I have a flatcar which has brakes only on the front truck. It is activated by pulling up on a wooden dowel attached to the rigging with a braided stainless steel cable.

I would like to put brakes on both ends, and maybe use a better actuator, like a lever.

I know I will need to rig up some levers to equalize the braking.

Anyone have some diagrams or pictures of how to set this up?

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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by Bill Shields » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:11 pm

Steve:

Shoot me a direct e-mail and I will return some drawings...but it may well require that you make new trucks...

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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by BClemens » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:49 pm

Great Bill; There's much interest in this as noted by the hits - well; Steve (and I and no doubt others) are too.... Give it all up Bill Shields!

Seriously, I looked around on the net to research this question and although there are diagrams and photos, there is nothing like experience - which you (Bill Shields) have. The data on the net on freight car braking systems is definitely not suitable for what a 1.5" / 2 1/2" (large scale) brake system entails - steam or air over manual.
Most interested too.... Thanks SteveM for the question - and thanks Bill Shields for an answer for Steve.... but may I get that data too?
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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by Bill Shields » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:02 am

all I need is e-mails. I cannot put pictures drawings on the bbs right now

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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by SZuiderveen » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:15 pm

Look here for the Railway Hardware Company flatcar instructions:

http://ibls.org/files/2015/Railway_Hard ... oodcar.pdf

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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by BClemens » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:34 pm

SZuiderveen wrote:Look here for the Railway Hardware Company flatcar instructions:

http://ibls.org/files/2015/Railway_Hard ... oodcar.pdf

Steve
Absolutely Fantastic Steve! Thank you!!!

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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by Kimball McGinley » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:59 pm

That is great, but what do the truck linkages look like? Thanks, Kimball

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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by BClemens » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:13 pm

Kimball,

Unless totaly and completely scale is desired, Tom Bee has a great design for air actuated and the hanger design is inside spread. Mr Shield's design will work that way too.

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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by SteveM » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:06 pm

Bill Shields wrote:Steve:

Shoot me a direct e-mail and I will return some drawings...but it may well require that you make new trucks...
Email sent.

Thanks, Bill.

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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by BClemens » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:34 am

Found this: (It's quite a bit over simplified though)
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Re: flatcar brake rigging

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Re: flatcar brake rigging

Post by SZuiderveen » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:51 pm

The 1918 Master Car Builders sheet that goes well with the sheet in the Railway Hardware Co plans. Also a photo of how I installed MCB style brakes on an arch bar truck.
Pages from mastca0001drasta.pdf
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truck2.jpg
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