Re: Brake wheel/housing for PRR GLCA


Robert Daniels
 

Fred, thanks for your reply. I'm modeling 1951, but I don't think that the brakes were ever modified once the class was created in the early 1940s. Of course, it's entirely possible that more than one type of power hand brake was used.

The photo included with the F&C kit shows #147596 with a reweigh date of 5-52. The brake wheel is definitely not an Ajax. It has curved spokes like an Equipco but I don't think it's an Equipco, at least not the type Kadee makes.

Rob Daniels
New York, NY

--- On Sun, 7/12/09, Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...> wrote:

From: Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Brake wheel/housing for PRR GLCA
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2009, 9:09 PM

















Rob,



        Be sure to check out the Universal and Miner brake

wheels before you apply cement. If I were a betting man,

I would go with Al Westerfield' s use of the Ajax with one

caution; what year are you modeling??



Fred Freitas



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From: Rob Daniels <shalizadad@yahoo. com>

To: STMFC@yahoogroups. com

Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2009 8:44:33 PM

Subject: [STMFC] Brake wheel/housing for PRR GLCA



Hello group,



Can anyone tell me what type of brake wheel/housing was used on the PRR GLCA hopper? The Westerfield kit uses Ajax, the new F&C kit uses an Equipco wheel (like the Kadee version with 6 spokes), and the prototype photos included with the F&C kit show something similar to an Equipco wheel but apparently with more than 6 spokes.



Thanks in advance.



Rob Daniels

New York, NY



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