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Re: SMEE

Posted by Jeff H. on Mon Apr 24 18:55:08 2006, in response to Re: SMEE, posted by BIE on Mon Apr 24 04:27:25 2006.

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It is similar in the way that quick-action happens, but a major
dissimilarity is that on freight train brakes (anything from
F-27 triple valves to ABDX) all of the air comes through the single
brake pipe. The air which eventually winds up in the cylinder
under SMEE comes from the local main reservoir. There is a
system of orifices and check valves which allows the reservoir
to get charged up from either the brake pipe or straight air
pipe if the local compressor has failed.

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