Re: AB Air Reservoir Orientation Question


Nelson Moyer
 

I attached Gene Green’s paper to my last email to the resinfreight car builders io Group, so you can get it there or search the web for “Freight Car Underbody Detail.pdf”. Search “Modeling AB Brakes on Freight Cars.pdf” for Ted’s paper, which also covers KC brakes.

 

These papers should be in the files of the RealSTMC, resinfreightcarbuilders, plasticfreightcarbuilders, and proto-layouts io groups. If they aren’t, somebody needs to upload them.

 

As I said before, I leave transverse mounted air reservoirs to modelers of the PRR, ATSF, and perhaps other roads.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve SANDIFER
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Santa Fe also had many cars with perpendicular air reservoirs.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

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Nelson,
   Thanks for a very clear explanation!

   You've mentioned Ted Culotta's "treatise on freight car brakes" and Gene Greene's "paper on freight car brakes."   Can you remind us where to find them on line?

   (And then there are the railroads that mounted air reservoirs with their long axis perpendicular to the car centerline, such as CN and the T&P  Are there any consistent rules that apply to them?)

Thanks!

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