Saturday, March 12, 2016

Box Car Progress

Box car with stirrups and an additional grab iron at the non ladder end. It seemed strange to have a stirrup at the end with no grab iron. How is a brakeman to use a stirrup without a grab iron? The needle beams were also moved closed to the center because the truss rods would interfere with the truck swing. This kit was designed for use with Marsh Creek 3D printed trucks which are likely shorter than the ones I am using. The added bonus is that it justifies the split brake cylinder and reservoir configuration because the combined cylinder and reservoir are now too long to fit between the beams.

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