When I made the hill to get down to Bangor, I had to. Start a little closer to Katahdin, to keep the grade lower. During the next Op Session, it was discovered that a hill brake would be needed. I started to make just a temporary block, but decided I could get it done in time for the next session.
It took a few tries with the bending of the wire bit came came up with this.
I had to turn the wire sideways and add a washer to hold the wire in place. I used the block of wood to hold the wire where I wanted it to be.
A view of the brake when it is holding the train in place. it can be operated from a local control panel and by the dispatcher. It will also affect