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Glossary Results for Word "Brake Blocks"

Brake Blocks A substantial piece of (usually) cast iron which can be brought to bear against the tread of a wheel to provide retardation. Sometimes a large piece of timber (usually Poplar as it resists burning) was used, often with holes drilled into the bearing surfaces and a sand/resin mix inserted.