Representing Brake Gear - More Art Than Science
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(04-01-2020, 09:35 AM)Schraddel Wrote: Thanks to Ted Culotta,

there is a fundametal step by step article how to rig brake details: http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/model...smain.html

Lutz;
Thanks for the link to Ted's article. I've downloaded a copy for the archives. I have some 1/4" to the Foot US O scale cars to complete and for these cars, I'll be giving the entire treatment. Love your work by the way. I have a couple of tank cars (Walthers short corn syrup cars) that need to have the brake rodding and piping done for them. Been holding off forever. Feel a lot more confident now that I can make a go of them.

Thanks for sharing.
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Andrew Martin
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#17
More on the chain issue;
While going through m stash of modelling stuff today I found the chain that I have. Picture below:

Again 40 links per inch but seems very fine and black so it hides quite well. Knew I had some somewhere. In my O scale stuff and not my HO scale stash.[Image: builders_in_scale_40-links-per-inch_chain_black.jpg]

I'm looking to upgrade at least one of my previously completed cars using chain just to see how it looks. I'll keep you informed as I go.
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Andrew Martin
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I've always admired Ted's work, and have a shelf-load of his books on various freight cars, which are a great aid for model building.  I have several such cars on my to-do list.

Wayne
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