Re: Wabash hand brake

Gatwood, Elden J SAD


Because tooling that handbrake would be incredibly time intensive (ask Kadee
how long it took them to do their wheels), and not that many cars had that
wheel. I have gotten the same response on requests for an early Peacock or
any Klasing wheel.

Since a significant portion of all freight cars got their hand brake wheels
broken at some point, take a Miner housing and put a replacement Miner wheel
on it and tell people (in the unlikely event that anyone would ask) that it
needed a replacement! You can even put a freshly-painted wheel on a highly
weathered car, so they DO ask...

Elden Gatwood


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Next question:
Why would you put out a kit without one of the most recognizable components?
I have spent time and money on a kit that I can't finish!
Clark Propst

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It is a very early Miner wheel that the Wabash seemed to like, as I have
seen it on other cars besides this one. There is no HO detail part for it. I
have spoken to Ted Culotta about it, but it is way down his "to do" list.

Paul Lyons
Laguna Niguel, CA

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From: Clark Propst <cepropst@...>
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Sent: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 6:06 am
Subject: [STMFC] Wabash hand brake

I'm assembling the Wabash steel rebuild mini-kit Sunshine put out a few
years ago using the Tichy steel rebuilt car.

The only photos of the B end I have are the one in the instructions and a
very poor Sidney Wheeler snap shot. Both have some unusual hand brake. The
hand wheel appears to be about 3' in diameter! Did they put any hand brakes
on these cars at are available in HO scale?

Thanks for any help with this,
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

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