Saturday, 15 October 2011
Brakes Peco 0-16.5 van
One of my pet peeves with larger scale narrow gauge is brake gear. Yes it it more tucked away than on standard gauge stuff, but if you are using a RTR chassis at least chop the existing stuff off and leave alone or add something simple and narrow gaugey. To this end with the PECO van: the Hornby chassis has been chopped right back and a 15 thou solebar overlay has been added with a few representational bolt heads from strip. Simple brake gear added - mainly from the left-over sprue from Unnycoome's station kit - just a vertical pivot post, lever, crank and shoe and the pin bracket. Mostly inspired, funnily enough, from a Hull and Barnsley standard gauge open in Peter Tatlow's LNER wagon book, but the Southwold and W&L used similar arrangements.