A variable-capacity brake is required, which automatically compensates for increase in loading. This new equipment uses a double brake-cylinder arrangement to provide a maximum braking force of 60 percent for the empty vehicle, a maximum braking force for fully loaded vehicle, of 20-30 percent, and some intermediate figure for vehicles partly loaded. The mechanism for setting the car braking ratio must be automatic. Setting must take place when the car is stationary. On the engine manual adjustment is needed, as there is no simple means for registering on the locomotive the load of the cars.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stewart, C D
  • Publication Date: 1945-5-25

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  • Accession Number: 00039482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM