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Vacuum Brakes

godders

Joined: 12-04-18

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Posted: Sat 29th Dec 2018, 7:31pm
Vacuum Brakes

I am converting a double bogie carriage with brakes on both bogies from manual brakes to vacuum. Will one of the RoR Vacuum Actuators be enough or will I need two, one per bogie?
 

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Mick

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Posted: Sun 30th Dec 2018, 3:05pm

If your current manual system is operated from a lever which actuates a centrally placed pull rod which then operates each bogie simultaneously it can be possible to use one cylinder at that central position. If your lever has a cable running to each bogie individually it may be easier to fit a cylinder on each bogie. Braking is naturally more effective on both, but if you are not carrying large numbers of people or have inclines a single braked bogie will be sufficient. If you Google 'miniature railway brakes' and click on images you will find several examples.
 

godders

Joined: 12-04-18

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Posted: Mon 31st Dec 2018, 3:19pm

As the brakes are cabled I think you are right it will be easier to fit an actuator on each bogie.

Thanks for helping me decide Mick.
 
 
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