Monday, May 9, 2011

The What's-It Connects To The Doohickey?

Scratchbuild everything, I said.  It will be fun, I said...  What was I thinking?

Today the brake parts arrived for my scratchbuilt flatcar.  I MUST include these details in order to earn merit points towards the Master Modeler certificate, but holy cow....  Figuring out what these parts are and where they go is going to be a real challenge.

What you see here is a set of parts for a "K" style braking system, used on railroad freight cars into the early 1900's.  Somehow I need to put them on the bottom of that flatcar, in the right places, and all hooked up correctly...