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Benjamin Maggi

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Pictures of brakes on boxcar #309
« on: June 01, 2020, 02:02:30 PM »
I am building a model of T.C.D.A. #65 in On2. As I understand it, it currently doesn't have brakes because it is a display piece first and foremost. However, I read elsewhere here that if it did have brakes they would be similar to boxcar #309. Technically I am basing my model on the existing #65, so omitting the brakes would be "prototypical." However, should I want to include them, does anyone have pictures of how things were situated below? I just bought the Sheepscot book volume IV but didn't see brake diagrams in it.

Can anyone help? Thanks.

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Re: Pictures of brakes on boxcar #309
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 04:28:05 PM »
Ben,

Boxcar 65 was delivered with body-hung brake beams, I believe, as part of the 1906 10-boxcar order (65-74).  Virtually all freight cars on the WW&F had hand brakes only, and on the truck closest to the brake wheel, which made the brake rigging pretty basic (and easy to create when we installed brakes on several cars about 15 years ago).

I will try to dig up some of my photos of the underside of flatcar 119 that show the method of suspension for the brake beams.

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Re: Pictures of brakes on boxcar #309
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 04:56:24 PM »
That would be wonderful Dave. Thanks!
PS: here is my car's build so far: https://dandhcoloniemain.blogspot.com/2020/05/scratchbuilding-on2-boxcar-part-1-body.html


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Re: Pictures of brakes on boxcar #309
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2021, 10:36:08 AM »
I finished the car. Here are the rest of the build logs:

Part 2: https://dandhcoloniemain.blogspot.com/2020/06/scratchbuilding-on2-boxcar-part-2-floor.html
Part 3: https://dandhcoloniemain.blogspot.com/2020/06/scratchbuilding-on2-boxcar-part-3-frame.html
Part 4: https://dandhcoloniemain.blogspot.com/2020/07/scratchbuilding-on2-boxcar-part-4.html

Thank you for everyone's help with this project. It was fun. I decided to leave the brakes off, and model it just as it is.