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Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by Steve, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Steve

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    I'm wanting to get hold of some brake blocks (to suit S.R. PMV's/CCT's) The last lot I got was from Horwich Foundry so a good while ago. I think that they are coded R2. Does anyone know who might be able to supply these?
     
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    Have you tried asking C+W at Pickering?
     
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    I am afraid I don't know off hand but I am at Havenstreet tomorrow so I can ask.
     
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    Not yet. It's on my list for Friday . However, they don't have any S. R. vans and they are different from Mk. 1"s, I believe.
     
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    If you have a sample block the foundry at Loftus may be able to assist.
    They seem to do a fair bit for the NYMR and we have just asked them to do some bits for PW wagons.
     
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    I'm told the foundry at Loftus should be able to help. Getting hold of them seems to be the difficult bit!
     
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    I could be wrong, but I believe SR PMV/CCT blocks are not R2's but are in the R series. R2's are used on DMU's but also fit Mark 1's.

    I would have to check to be 100% sure, but off the top of my head I think you are after the R4.
     
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    Thanks for this. I'll have to have a measure up. I was going by the fact that there was an R2 drawing in the file. We don't have any Mk1s or dmus so don't know why we have the drawing.
     
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    If I remember, I will check the PMV in our yard on Monday so I can more sure about them taking R4's. I think the main difference is the R4 is slightly longer, applying to a larger area of the wheel.
     
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    pm sent.
     
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    Thanks again for your help in this matter.
     
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    I've checked the blocks that we already have and can confirm that they are R4 blocks. I'm glad I did as I discovered another 36 blocks hidden away that I didn't know we had. That will put off the need to order some for a good while. We've also got a few R1 blocks. I've no idea what these will fit.
     
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    R1's are the normal blocks for Mark 1's. You mentioned you don't have any of them, but given their abundance I suggest you would have no problems selling your R1's to other lines!

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