Armchair Modeller wrote:Looking good! The decoder location works better than I had imagined. Which one are you using?
Perhaps too late for yours, but here's a drawing from (I think) a Ruston manual of the real brake gear.
The rear brake shoe is slightly lower than the front one, though it is barely noticeable.
Richard, using a Zimo MX 621 which I have used on my RSH's.
Yup, got that drawing....my point is regarding the front etch.....the link above the shoe is pointing to the rear, it should be pointing to the front. The down link and the shoe are a complete etch so couldn't have been soldered up wrong. On the official drawing both links are inclined towards the front. As I say, I tried all permutations but no way were the brakes going to end up in the right position.......
dal-t wrote:Does that work? I don't see a reversing link in the push rod, so it seems applying one shoe releases the other and vice versa ...
David, I didn't see it at first but it does work. The official Ruston drawing shows the brakes in the on position. When the brakes are released there is a link which pivots about a rod with a square end, shown as a hatched square. Above this is a further pivot operating the push/pull rod which would then move forward releasing the front brakes.