Looking for an RSC Arch Bar Tender Truck Brake Shoe

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Looking for an RSC Arch Bar Tender Truck Brake Shoe

Post by Yak18pilot » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:52 pm

Hello;
I'm doing some cosmetic work on my live steamer and one of the brass RSC Arch Bar Tender Truck Brake Shoes (decorative & non-functional) is somewhat distorted. Does anyone have a used one in good shape they can part with?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Looking for an RSC Arch Bar Tender Truck Brake Shoe

Post by makinsmoke » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:29 pm

Why do you say it’s non-functional?

I think they were designed to operate. Maybe you just don’t have yours hooked up?

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Re: Looking for an RSC Arch Bar Tender Truck Brake Shoe

Post by makinsmoke » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:32 pm

Just looking closer. Are you saying distorted because the shoe area isn’t square all the way across?

They can’t be so they can follow the taper in the wheel tread.

FYI, Railroad Supply sells them still, brand new.

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Re: Looking for an RSC Arch Bar Tender Truck Brake Shoe

Post by Yak18pilot » Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:09 am

It's currently not hooked up but I'd like to explore that option. The one in the photo is distorted where the brake beam enters it and is bent as seen in the second photo. When I mount it only part of the edge makes contact with the wheel due to the bend and distortion. I figure RSC has the whole kits, but I was just looking for one and RSC has been incredibly difficult to get ahold of...

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Re: Looking for an RSC Arch Bar Tender Truck Brake Shoe

Post by makinsmoke » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:30 am

You should be able to buy individual shoes.

Mike works full time. The best way to get in touch is call after 6 Eastern time.

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Re: Looking for an RSC Arch Bar Tender Truck Brake Shoe

Post by ccvstmr » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:07 am

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