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Brake Valve Cut-Out Valve Positions


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#1 century242

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 03:52 PM

I have been noticing lately (since I got transfered to engine service) that the 26-L Automatic Brake Valves on most of the freeware and payware engines are in the Cut-Out posistion.

In real life when the valve is cut out the unit is set up for trailing posistion and the Automatic brake is in-operable, except for emergency applications.

In the pictures below you will notice the posistion of the knob/switch.

In the Cut-In position, the knob is horizontal.
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In the Cut-Out position, the knob is vertical.
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#2 oldrailfan

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 07:33 PM

wink.gif So maybe that's why some folks have trouble getting a consist stopped ! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 09:09 PM

Ahhh, that’s what I've been doing wrong all this time. I couldn't figure out why those darn red blocks didn't seem to apply to me.

Nice observation Erik.