The design of the rigging influences the maximum brake effect, and the stretching and deformation of the brake rods, levers, and associated parts unfavourably influence the piston travel. The U.S. type of freight car bogie truck, due to its two independent side frames, has a great disadvantage regarding braking technique. On European cars, clasp brakes are used, whereby the axle is not influenced by the brake shoe thrust. The problem of play in joints in the single show type of brake is illustrated. The clasp brake system and a diagram of the eccentric force by rods from the body in the U.S. type bogie are also shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Rihosek, J
  • Publication Date: 1939-9-1

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 319-320
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  • Accession Number: 00037866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM