RE: Re: Launch of VR 41 at Ballarat
  Bob Pearce

Thanks Mal.

From:tramsdownunder@... tramsdownunder@...> On Behalf Of Mal Rowe
Sent: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Re: Launch of VR 41 at Ballarat

On 07/11/2023 09:08, Bob Pearce wrote:
Mal, very timely article for TDU. I am preparing an article about the Brill
77E trucks PETS imported from Japan, so this will be a handy inclusion.

Are you able to tell if these were 4 motor trucks - the picture seems to
indicate that?

Yes the 77E was designed as a 4 motor truck, but of course it would work with only 2 motors - just with less power and grip.
It has inside hung motors, while the 76E had outside hung motors - and thus a longer wheelbase.
The 77E1 was designed to have smaller wheels and thus the springing was a bit different.
I have attached a sheet showing the 77E dimensions for various gauges.
Mal Rowe