Hudson Tipper – brake gear 1

14 Aug

So after a few months away from modelling, settling into a family routine then exiled to the far reaches of West Sussex with work, I have finally reopened the tool box.

With the chassis and tipper bodies completed, the final assembly work is the brake gear. RT Models have taken a straightforward approach with simple fold up etches for the brake shoes and linkages. These attach to U beam cross bearers.

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Having assembled the unit, it is threaded under the chassis before fixing in place. I found the the brake shows will foul the wheel tyres so will delay fixing until the whole thing is painted.

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