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Brake Equipment Arrangement for Twin Trailer Flatcars
« on: March 22, 2020, 08:38:17 PM »
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Good Evening:

I am wondering if anyone with one of the Atlas, BLMA or Micro-Trains twin trailer flatcars might be able to flip one over and take a photograph showing the arrangement of the brake equipment for me?  I do not have a drawing to work from for my scratchbuilt cars and need to come up with an appropriate arrangement for the air reservoir, brake cylinder, triple valve and related plumbing.

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Tim
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Re: Brake Equipment Arrangement for Twin Trailer Flatcars
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 07:49:28 AM »
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Here's the BLMA.

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Re: Brake Equipment Arrangement for Twin Trailer Flatcars
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 10:13:08 AM »
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Thank you Mark; this confirms what i ad suspected.  The NMRA diagram shows the runs to the trucks on the same side of the car as the AB reservoir, with a lever extending across to the run from the brake cylinder.  I didnt see how that would work with the deep centre sills.  Your photo shows a linkage to the runs to the trucks on the same side as the brake cylinder which makes more sense.  I will work on that tonight.

Thanks again,

Tim
T. Horton
North Vancouver, B.C.
BCR Dawson Creek Subdivision in N Scale
www.bcrdawsonsub.ca