Monday, December 19, 2011


Something seldom seen are the brake cylinders on the K-36, they being snugly tucked away between the frame members and under the smoke box. They are mounted on a bracket attached to the engine saddle.

As you can see, they are mounted vertically and require a bit of leverage to direct the braking force in the right direction.

By the use of a pretty nifty mechanical design(not shown), the stopping force generated by the two brake cylinders is applied equally to all eight drivers. When I get the rest of the brake system drawing completed and rendered, I'll post it.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Just a quick post to show that the K-36 tender drawings are nearing completion.