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 Post subject: D.16 Brake van
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:01 pm 
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Could anyone please tell me if(and when)the D.16 brake vans had their wooden brake blocks changed to cast iron ones?
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Tim Allsopp


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 Post subject: Re: D.16 Brake van
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:05 am 
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As no-one else has replied, I would guess that iron brake shoes began to replace wood around 1895, and took perhaps ten years to complete. Someone else may have better information.

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 Post subject: Re: D.16 Brake van
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:14 pm 
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Would I be correct in thinking that when the wooden brake blocks were replaced could clasp brakes (ie.two brake blocks per wheel)have been fitted?


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 Post subject: Re: D.16 Brake van
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:55 pm 
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I don't think so Tim. There is a 1919 list which is not to hand which lists the type of brakes fitted and in the back of my mind I think two D16s had vacuum brakes, but the vast majority had just four blocks. I also think theat Earlestown were in no hurry to convert these old cans to iron blocks, as witness the official photographs showing wooden blocks when, ex-Works in 1908 you might expect the latest spec.

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