Re: General Petroleum Tank Cars - Questions
That a lever handbrake, and it works just like every other lever handbrake. Lift up the lever, push or pull to tighten the attached brake chain. A ratchet mechanism allows the tension to be maintained, and to cycle the lever action.
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Subject: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] General Petroleum Tank Cars - Questions
Can anyone describe the "brake wheel" mechanism on GPCX 259? How did it work?