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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#1 Posted : 23 February 2020 13:40:27(UTC)
Jimmy Thompson

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I have tried a few combinations of search parameters and have not really found the right "code" so to speak Blink

The white squares and trapezoids on the corners of freight cars starting after WW1 to indicate which kind of brake systems were in use (I actually have a copy of what each combination means as to the kind of systems [but it only refers to the DRG]), my question is this:

Did all of the European rail companies adopt this method of marking freight cars?

And a 2nd question like unto the first:

Understanding that there was some friction between the nations interbellum, would there have been such interchange of cars between countries that a universal system of marking was required and who came up with the idea?

I am sure I have just not hit the correct algorithm to find the info LOL

Thanks all!
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Offline Unholz  
#2 Posted : 23 February 2020 16:12:16(UTC)
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Sorry, I probably don't quite understand your exact question, but the terms "Brake Signs" or Bremsecken certainly do seem the correct ones to start a search.

And evidently, you are aware of the meaning of these signs. For all the others who aren't, here are two links:
- http://www.modellbahnfro...undlagen/bremsecken.html
- https://www.spurnull-mag...zeuge-bauen/brems-ecken/

And yes too, these signs were in use throughout Europe for decades, but I can't give you any exact "from - to" information (something like from 1920 to 1978).
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#3 Posted : 23 February 2020 19:19:54(UTC)
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Stefan,

Thanks! That is what I was looking for - "not just a German application" - and dates are near where I thought, probably eased out in repairs/repaints, and I suppose as brake systems became more standardized (?).

And great Links! ThumpUp
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Offline TEEWolf  
#4 Posted : 23 February 2020 20:22:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jimmy Thompson Go to Quoted Post
Stefan,

Thanks! That is what I was looking for - "not just a German application" - and dates are near where I thought, probably eased out in repairs/repaints, and I suppose as brake systems became more standardized (?).

And great Links! ThumpUp


Well, the "Deutsche Länderbahnen" were gathered together to the "Deutsche Reichsbahn" in 1920. The major reason for these different break systems vanished into one common railroad company.

This one was split up again after WW 2, into the DR (DDR) and the DB (BRD). I think this facilitate the standardization (beside a technical progress, of course).
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