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Reference Image of underside of Tichy Kit
MikeM670
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 01:59 PM UTC
Does anyone have a clear image of the underside of the Tichy USRA BOXCAR Kit #4026. I'm having issues understanding the instructions and the kit image is rather blurry.

Below is teh link to the kit off the Tichy Site.

[url=https://www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/ho_freight-car-kits/p/4026/Default.aspx[/url]

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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 03:47 PM UTC
Hi Michael,

Give me a day or two and I'll try to find someone.

MikeM670
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 01:05 PM UTC
Thanks I have looked online but have been unsuccessful.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 03:02 PM UTC
Does this link help?

http://trainsin3d.com/

http://trainsin3d.com/_images/_renders/2015-08-31-2.jpg
http://trainsin3d.com/_images/_renders/2015-08-31-3.jpg




MikeM670
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 02:49 PM UTC
Not the one I need but those sure show nice detail. Are they based on any specific manufacturers release?
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 03:19 PM UTC
I don't know.
I just did a web search of: "40' SINGLE SHEATH USRA BOXCAR"




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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 03:43 PM UTC
Hi Michael,

I failed to find images of the Tichy model but here are some good references that should help.

Anything in particular you are wondering about?

http://blog.resincarworks.com/milwaukee-rib-side-box-car-upgrade/

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=8579

https://bigbluetrains.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=5175

Look near the bottom of this page (on my browser at least) for a Tichy model: http://www.railroad-line.com/discussion/pop_printer_friendly.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=8840
MikeM670
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 02:24 PM UTC
Its the ending location for the wires that come off the ...I forget the name of the part....the swivel link points. One is larger then the other and the wires are suppose to go towards the wheels. I guess they just end right under the them. Looking at the image from your last provided link...thats how they have them. I know that is not the exact car I have but I can't imagine them being two different.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 02:39 PM UTC

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Its the ending location for the wires that come off the ...I forget the name of the part....the swivel link points. One is larger then the other and the wires are suppose to go towards the wheels. I guess they just end right under the them. Looking at the image from your last provided link...thats how they have them. I know that is not the exact car I have but I can't imagine them being two different.


Hi Michael,

Those swivel links - you are probably referring to the narrow elongated diamond-shaped pieces called the Cylinder Lever, Dead Lever, Live Lever and Floating Lever. All four are components of the Foundation Brake Gear. They are attached by the wires you mention - those are brake rods or, technically, Brake Lever Connections, which are any rods connecting two brake levers. Yes, a brake rod transfers tension from the brake cylinder to the brake shoes via the Brake Beams.

Here is a great discussion that includes descriptions and diagrams of brake rigging (mostly on narrow gauge cars but the general information is valid even today). It is about 1/2 way down the page on my browser:
http://c-sng-discussion-forum.41377.n7.nabble.com/Brake-staff-cylinder-confusion-and-mismatched-trucks-td3464.html

Most mortal modelers just left the brake beam end of the brake rod wire end behind the trucks, although there are some advanced life forms who actually model all the linkage, some even make it functional!
MikeM670
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 01:47 PM UTC
Thanks that is a great reference site. I ended up putting the rods just under the trucks where I did not see what looked like to indicator locations for them. They were just two small raised portions with a slot between them.