Vertical brake "housings" on Mather cars


Bud Rindfleisch
 

Hello, 
    Am collecting information on a possible modeling project of a Mather Patent 40' single sheathed boxcar in S scale. A friend sent me pics which show the bulky looking vertical brake wheel housing. Does this contain a ratcheting mechanism for the shaft? I'm sure nothing like this exists in 1:64th and would have to be represented by shaped styrene. I also noticed the round rather than flat stirrups steps.
     Bud Rindfleisch

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