"I'll bet you can't eat just one!" was a famous line for selling Lays potato chips some time back.
For me, detailing work is very much like that!
In essence, the Forney is now ready for the paint shop.
All put together, sporting a new PSC bell, brake and steam line hoses on each end along with emergency and bell cords, what else could there be?
(Sigh!) Wellllll - there is no hand brake for the loco. How would it be tied down and made secure without one? It would be on the front right bulk head of the tender body to secure the brakes on the trailing truck. In all likelihood, it was a simple post and lever set up with a ratchet and dog, like that on a open platform car.
Then, how are the driver brakes applied?
More chips to munch on here.
Enlarged photos of SIRT Forneys show an Eames vacuum brake cylinder in the shadows, tucked under the cab on each side.
A pull rod reaches straight down to a brake lever which is pulled up to apply the brake.
That lever runs parallel to the frame, with a short bell crank at the end for pulling the brake shoes against the drivers.
There is also a bail, or safety strap to hold the rod up from the ground, should it become detached from the pull rod.
Also, the Eames brake cylinder looks like no other.
There is none in 1/4" scale that I know of. Scratch building is needed.
The top is a rounded head, almost hemispherical that is about 18" scale in diameter.
The lower end is pie-pan like, a cut-off cone out of which the pull rod extends.
A "Y" shaped pipe joins both parts with its tail leading to the brake valve in the cab.
This device hangs from brackets under each side of the cab.
Look for the 'mushroom' in this photo of SIRT 21.
That's the Eames vacuum brake cylinder, with its pull rod, bail and lever.
Ah, sounds so simple!