Brake gear

ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
9,504
15
Cheshire
www.riksrailway.blogspot.com
As I'm plodding away replacing all the LGB style couplings on my stock, I've started adding cosmetic brake gear to some wagons to relieve the tedium. Some of the ex-LGB wagons have representations of vacuum braking systems so I've removed the cylinders and all but two of the brake blocks and then added a representation of a manual system. Tried a couple of techniques using brass or plastic. Clearly, the brass will be more robust, but the plastic is a bit easier to manufacture.

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Not very pretty but once painted and the wagon is up the right way, I might be able to get away with it...


Rik
 
musket the dog

musket the dog

Model railways, 00, 009 and G. Kayaking, remote co
31 Oct 2009
505
0
Leicester
nlrr.webs.com
Looks smart, will definitely all come together with paint. Another idea to take more inspiration from (shamelessly copy) :)