A quick brake (sic)

Between club model projects, preserved railway projects, house projects, work projects, and of course two young children, there is not much of my own modelling going on at the minute. I felt the need to do something though, so I’ve spent an evening or two playing with wagon kits.  That fairly quickly led down the rabbit hole of brake gear. A few books later, and last night’s attempt was at a simplified Rice-style LNER AVB rigging. 0.7mm rod to represent the brake linkages, and 1mm rod for the cross-link. Attachment to the plastic brake gear is a combo of melting in and epoxy.  It’s far from perfect, but fairly happy for a first attempt. The enlightened will notice the main link is the wrong way round though…

Second picture reveals a disturbing non-squareness in the wheel sets :-\ Maybe I need to put the compensating W-irons in after all…

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