Ex GER Special Cattle Wagon

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boeing757
NBR J36 0-6-0
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Ex GER Special Cattle Wagon

Post by boeing757 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:01 pm

Good Evening,
I am about to start a model of one of these vans. I have 1 reference, namely Historic Carriage Drawings vol3 and a photo on Paul Bartlett’s photo site. My query is about the brakes fitted in BR days. Both of my photos show just a single brake lever activating a single shoe on one wheel, no other brake shoes but evidence of vacuum pipes. When built, these vans were dual vac/ Westinghouse fitted with 2 shoes per wheel as shown in the drawing but am I right in assuming in later life the continuous brakes were removed and they were through piped for vac as it appears from the photos?
Best wishes
Bob

boeing757
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Re: Ex GER Special Cattle Wagon

Post by boeing757 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:15 am

Hello again,
I seem to have drawn a blank on this. Since my first post, I have concluded that the van was in fact Westinghouse only fitted and that the vacuum piping was a modification after the Westinghouse was deleted. In a kit I have by D & S of a Sundries van there is a schematic of the same Westinghouse layout with a single hand brake. What I can’t figure is how many shoes remained after removal and the diagram does not make clear how the hand brake was linked in. Does anyone have a contact in the GERS who could shed some light?
Any help appreciated.
Bob

65447
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Re: Ex GER Special Cattle Wagon

Post by 65447 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:13 pm

Have sent you a PM. Many were converted to other uses or disposed of well before BR days; the survivors have varied histories wrt brakes, steam heating pipes, etc.

boeing757
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Re: Ex GER Special Cattle Wagon

Post by boeing757 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:19 pm

65447, thanks for your reply and the additional info provided off forum.
If anyone has any photos they can post or offer off forum then I would be grateful, otherwise I now have what I need.
Bob

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