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mattmason
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What is this?

Post by mattmason » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:35 pm

I thought either power reverse or brake cylinder. Anybody know?

It’s a solid casting.
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Re: What is this?

Post by jcbrock » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:18 am

Westinghouse type KD brake cylinder is my take. The thing on the end of the reservoir would be the attached triple valve.
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Re: What is this?

Post by VO4454 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:05 am

Matt, It is a Westinghouse brake cylinder, resivoir, triple valve assembly as Jc Brock says. Check this link for some photos, scroll to page 4.

https://www.nmra.org/sites/default/files/d9o.pdf

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Re: What is this?

Post by jcbrock » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:45 am

Whoops, believe that is a KC not a KD - that's what I get for posting in the middle of the night. A little research indicates the "C" is for combined and the "D" is for detached, referring to the triple valve and reservoir.
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makinsmoke
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Re: What is this?

Post by makinsmoke » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:36 am

Wish someone sold them as dummy castings at minimum.

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Re: What is this?

Post by cbrew » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:43 am

makinsmoke wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:36 am
Wish someone sold them as dummy castings at minimum.
I made one out of scrap and hide a clippard cylinder inside,
If it is not live steam. its not worth it.

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Re: What is this?

Post by Fender » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:12 pm

makinsmoke wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:36 am
Wish someone sold them as dummy castings at minimum.
I see a non-operational rp version on the shapeways site in 2.5 scale. Go to www.shapeways.com, and look at marketplace->miniatures->trains->freight wagon, and search for “westinghouse”.
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