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    • January 3, 2020 3:24 PM EST
    • Shane Stewart said:

      Craig knows!

      It was really hard to give a clue without giving a clue...

    • January 3, 2020 3:21 PM EST
    • Craig knows!

    • January 3, 2020 3:12 PM EST
    • Shane,

      I bet that 40' car also had different truck springs as well...

    • January 3, 2020 2:51 PM EST
    • I'm working on a 40' car for my work train that has 2 hand brakes. The car is still in use, and was once used on every train.

       

    • January 2, 2020 11:33 PM EST
    • Rooster apologize, he must be drunk.

    • January 2, 2020 8:57 PM EST
    • I apologize as there is mention of the eddy brake system .....

    • January 2, 2020 8:09 PM EST
    • Saw no mention of Eddy Braking but the local library certainly has books on them if one needs to get that in depth with MODELING

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      This post has been edited by: ROOSTER purely for post count

    • January 2, 2020 8:06 PM EST
    • Craig Townsend said:

      Okay, I need to clarify some stuf.

       

      1. Big difference between passenger brakes and freight brakes is that freight brakes are either on or off. Passenger brakes can be applied, partially released, then reapplied.

       

      2. Hand brakes are separate from the air brakes. They are simply a mechanical brake. And freight cars have 2 brakes on long cars like intermodal wells.

       

       

      Thank you

    • January 2, 2020 8:05 PM EST
    • Fred Mills. said:

      Passenger equipment, in the modern days, is often quite different when it comes to braking systems than freight.

          

      Yes

    • January 2, 2020 8:04 PM EST
    • This is 2020 correct ?

       

      https://www.apta.com/wp-content/uploads/Standards_Documents/APTA-PR-M-S-021-17.pdf

       

      As suggested by the experts I TRIED to check out some books from the local library since I model Amtrash.

       

       

      Not sure of Amtrak still has a contract with Knorr but I'm pretty sure they did.

       

      https://www.knorr-bremse.us/en/products/brakingsystems_1/introductionbrakingsystems_railvehicles.jsp

       

       

      I suppose it all depends on what era you are modeling?

       

       

       

       

    • January 2, 2020 4:01 PM EST
    • Okay, I need to clarify some stuf.

       

      1. Big difference between passenger brakes and freight brakes is that freight brakes are either on or off. Passenger brakes can be applied, partially released, then reapplied.

       

      2. Hand brakes are separate from the air brakes. They are simply a mechanical brake. And freight cars have 2 brakes on long cars like intermodal wells.

    • January 2, 2020 3:19 PM EST
    • I always wondered how the passenger cars with 2 brake wheels worked.

       

      I just learned sump-tin

    • January 2, 2020 8:26 AM EST
    • Passenger equipment, in the modern days, is often quite different when it comes to braking systems than freight.

           What brought this vividly to my attention a few years ago, was the inclusion in a derailment of a freight train, of a passenger car in transit between repair shop and railroad.

       It was discovered that part of the investigation, determined that the passenger car had one end of the car with its hand brakes released, while the opposite end had them applied. It seems that often, the application of the hand brakes is done separately. Each end had a separate hand brake wheel.  The railroad employee, forgot to check both ends of the car, when releasing the hand brakes.

          In most freight car brake systems, we as modellers notice, that one brake wheel controls both trucks at the same time.

       Fred Mills

    • December 21, 2019 7:45 PM EST
    • Nice find Devon.

    • December 21, 2019 2:55 PM EST
    • I came across this and it is a nice quick reference to basic freight car brake rigging. Its a real world training reference but has some good pictures and drawings.

    • September 5, 2019 9:27 PM EDT
    • Anyone know the colour code or equivalent colour to the accucraft rio grande southern coach colour ? 

    • September 3, 2019 10:55 PM EDT
    • Read this on the copyright...

      basically, the forum owner can no longer be sued for a member posting copyrighted information

      IF!!

      the forum owner takes certain precautions: (and in my opinion, Bob has NOT done these)

      here are SOME of the things that must be done:

      • Select and register a DMCA agent with the United States Copyright Office,
      • Publish a DMCA policy on the forum detailing how copyright owners can file complaints with you,
      • Follow the compliance steps for handling a complaint as detailed in the DMCA, and
      • Create and enforce a repeat infringer policy.

       

      https://www.socalinternetlawyer.com/guide-to-legal-issues-when-running-a-forum/

       

      So, it would be best if we did not post copyrighted material, for Bob's sake, but definitely for the poster!!!

       

      Greg

       

    • September 1, 2019 10:18 AM EDT
    • Bob, I don't do MLS. I have no idea what you are talking about.

      And I completely disagree with you and lets leave it at that and move on.

    • August 31, 2019 9:38 PM EDT
    • Lain and anyone else building a flanger.

      Here are some reference pictures I took two years ago. No measurements but I hope it will help you with certain details.

      These are my pictures and I have declared them public domain. You may use and circulate them freely. Hope they help you out.

       

      Flanger OL at Chama, New Mexico 2017.

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(1).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(8).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(9).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(10).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(11).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(12).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(13).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(14).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(15).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(16).JPG

       

      Flanger OK at Chama, New Mexico 2017

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(2).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(3).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(4).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(5).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(6).JPG

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6608/New%20Perm/flanger%20(7).JPG

       

      ...and that is all I am going to say about that.

    • August 31, 2019 6:18 PM EDT
    • No John, I don't think so. The subject has come up before and Bob asked folks to please not post copyrighted material on the forum. And yes, Bob is responsible as it is his forum and he controls it, therefore he is responsible for the content. He prefers us to self police, I am exercising my responsibility to self police. As I stated above, what folks do back channel or off the forum is none of my business.

       

      It is so easy to contact folks through the message system and swap information via email, there is no reason to jeopardize the forum. As for your comment on MLS, that is their business. Since Shad sold it I find there is little content there that I am interested in as most of the content is for the burnt finger crowd.