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Erich
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have this lifelike car. its unusual to me that there is no brakewheel on it.
but nothing seems to be broken away.
Question is : was this car sold with brakewheel or not. maybe anyone has a picture of this car.
many thanks for help - Erich

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hi eric might be wrong but scroll down the link to the swift car and it looks like it did ken
http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/lifelikefreightcars/id38.html

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Hi Ken

i think you are right. and if this is so, i think the model had no brakewheel at all. - Erich
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That's a common car sold by Life-Like, but I think the original tooling dates back to Varney. The real-life prototype is turn-of-century steam era and as such would have had the brakewheel above the roof, but I'm not sure if the Varney kit had it that way.
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Nope,no brakewheel.
The little handle there is the brakehandle.

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I have this Lifelike car. It is unusual to me that there is no brakewheel on it.
Was this car sold with brakewheel or not?

Originally posted by Erich  on January 11 2009.

So many brake wheels have fallen off in infamy. Oh the horror.

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quote:

I have this Lifelike car. It is unusual to me that there is no brakewheel on it. Was this car sold with brakewheel or not?
Originally posted by Erich  on January 11 2009.
Originally posted by wks - October 29 2021 :  8:32:10 PM


It would not have had a wheel. There's another arrangement that has a big ratchet lever for setting the brake. When you're not using it, it is hinged so the lever drops down next to the shaft. You can see the lever molded into the car body.

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