First Post As A Civilian

First Post As A Civilian

Unread postby JerryC » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:03 am

There is just something familiar about starting up this locomotive. I just can't quite place my finger on it, but it's like i've done this before...

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Re: First Post As A Civilian

Unread postby PapaXpress » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:05 pm

does the hand brake work?
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Re: First Post As A Civilian

Unread postby JerryC » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:11 pm

Does it physically hold the locomotive, I have not tested that. But it does release and apply by jacking the handle once. I believe another locomotive I've seen before requires three pulls to apply and release.
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Unread postby PapaXpress » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:02 am

Indeed it did.

I believe that little bit of love was found in a patent...

In order to draw up (i.e. set) the brake chain, as described in the '158 patent, the ratchet handle is pulled repeatedly.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US6427811B1/en

Saves time over buying one:
http://www.grahamwhite.com/products/saf ... king-brake
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Re: First Post As A Civilian

Unread postby BNSFdude » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:30 am

The one they modeled is a Wabtec (Graham White) Safeset rachet replacement brake. To set these, you push an apply button, and a release button to release, yet they have you operate the levers.
Dumb.
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Re: First Post As A Civilian

Unread postby JohnS » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:50 am

BNSFdude wrote:The one they modeled is a Wabtec (Graham White) Safeset rachet replacement brake. To set these, you push an apply button, and a release button to release, yet they have you operate the levers.
Dumb.

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