BRAKE COMPONENT LOCATIONS


WILLIAM PARDIE
 


I was just examining a recently purchase of a Milwaukee 40 ft rib sided boxcar from Exactarail.  I am quite pleased with the model, however, I noticed a rather unique arrangement (to me) of the brake components.   All three components are on the same side of the center sill.  I was aware that the Milwaukee used this arrangement.  What seemed unique is that the triple valve was on the outer edge of the underbody and the brake reservoir was directly between the triple valve and the center sill.

Milwaukee apparently used various locations for the components on their rib sided cars.  On the 50' version the brake cylinder and the air reservoiare on one side and the triple valve on thr other.  It took quite a while of studying photos to determine thuis. Does anyone have a underbody diagram that would validate the placement of the parts on the 40' car?

Thanks in advance.


Bill Pardie



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radiodial868
 

I don't have any MILW drawings or diagrams, but as an engineer, I would have stuck all the AB brake components on the same side, as drilling holes through center sills or routing piping below the center sill would be my last choice. Never understood the reason for spreading the components all over the place.
Speaking of these unique ribbed sided cars, I see that ExactRail has them on clearance for $34 each on their website.  Of course I paid full price for my two early on...
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Alex Schneider
 

It's your railroad, but I think the prototype was concerned with weight balance.

Alex Schneider

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I don't have any MILW drawings or diagrams, but as an engineer, I would have stuck all the AB brake components on the same side, as drilling holes through center sills or routing piping below the center sill would be my last choice. Never understood the reason for spreading the components all over the place.
Speaking of these unique ribbed sided cars, I see that ExactRail has them on clearance for $34 each on their website.  Of course I paid full price for my two early on...
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Tim O'Connor
 


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On 10/7/2022 4:36 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:


I was just examining a recently purchase of a Milwaukee 40 ft rib sided boxcar from Exactarail.  I am quite pleased with the model, however, I noticed a rather unique arrangement (to me) of the brake components.   All three components are on the same side of the center sill.  I was aware that the Milwaukee used this arrangement.  What seemed unique is that the triple valve was on the outer edge of the underbody and the brake reservoir was directly between the triple valve and the center sill.

Milwaukee apparently used various locations for the components on their rib sided cars.  On the 50' version the brake cylinder and the air reservoiare on one side and the triple valve on thr other.  It took quite a while of studying photos to determine thuis. Does anyone have a underbody diagram that would validate the placement of the parts on the 40' car?

Thanks in advance.


Bill Pardie


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Nelson Moyer
 

I’ve built cars that were converted from KC to AB brakes with all three brake components mounted on the brake cylinder side of the center sill. Perhaps that arrangement simplified piping and possible brake rod routing. I’ve also noted that not all rebuild have same side brake components. This is why prototype photos or preferably drawings are important.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

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It's your railroad, but I think the prototype was concerned with weight balance.

 

Alex Schneider

 


Scott
 

The popular Funaro Reading Boxcars have all the Brake equipment on one side as well. 

Scott McDonald