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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2015, 10:37:28 PM »



Here is the brake (items in green). The ball end attaches to the Fordson steering arm. Only one wheel was used.






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« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2015, 01:10:55 AM »

Outstanding. Thanks, Chuck! -- Russ
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« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2015, 03:13:34 PM »

Thanks Russ!

Here is the rigging connected up.






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« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2015, 03:27:03 PM »

That is not a brake. it is what i would call a "slow" maybe!

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« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2015, 03:51:52 PM »

It's not even much of a parking brake!
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« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2015, 01:37:30 AM »

Those drawings are so good, why bother to build it? -- Russ
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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2015, 02:43:34 AM »

I have trouble managing inertia on model locomotives.  I imagine that thing is much the same when you leave your trust in just one shoe Smiley

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« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2015, 11:11:20 AM »

Dan, I like the weirdness often found on homemade equipment. Must have worked since these lasted into the mid-sixties in use. What is unknown is how many drivers quit after their first run. Shocked

Russ, why aren't we satisfied just taking pictures of trains, etc. Many people are. Why do we have to build a miniature of them too?

I have no idea, I'm just glad we do.
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« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2015, 12:52:49 PM »

Chuck your drawings are as good as your models or those real life buildings you do.


I have no idea, I'm just glad we do.  Amen Chuck.

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« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2015, 01:58:28 PM »

Thanks for tracking down the brake info, Chuck.  Now that I see where it's located and what it looks like, I can see parts of the apparatus in the photos I have.  I've looked at those photos many times and never realized I was looking at some of the brake linkage.

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« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2015, 02:28:32 PM »

Chuck, being the stickler for detail that you are, I think the steering wheel needs to be modelled as slightly out of shape, pulled out a bit in one spot, and have finger nail marks pitted into the grip, from where each driver would have encountered that "STOP, STOP, STOoooooOP" moment of the days work  Grin

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« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2015, 03:56:47 PM »

Hee hee, good idea Dan.  Interestingly, one of the locos currently has a bashed in front.

Thanks Jerry!

Bill, I am glad I contacted them and they were so nice to take the pics for a nutty modeler.
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« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2015, 02:29:58 PM »



I wasn't planning to build the canopy, but I am having second thoughts. Would only add 6 to 9 months to the build.




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« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2015, 02:58:23 PM »

Chuck -
The canopy adds a lot to the quirky good looks of this unique critter.  I'd say it would be well worth the extra months of effort.  Grin

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« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2015, 07:11:55 PM »

Chuck...I'm with Bill all the way. The canopy will add a lot of interest to this little loco.

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