Two new developments from Rydewell
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TWO developments of the rubber suspension produced in tandem form by Rydewell Engineering Ltd are to be exhibited for the first time at Earls Court.
The new designs are a single axle and a widespread tandem-axle bogie. Both use the same principles of the original design using inclined solid-rubber Metalastik springs in a transverse arrangement. In this way the springs automatically provide sideways location of the axle. The single-axle suspension consists of veed rubber springs with bottom radius rods on each side and an upper central torque rod to give longitudinal location and to absorb brake-torque reaction. Without wheels and tyres the running gear weighs 650kg (1,4191b) and has a list price of £1,125 with wheels and tyres.
Without wheels and tyres the wide-spread tandem axle bogie weighs 1.6 tons. Included is an upper Aframe which absorbs brake torque and provides positive sideways location. List price with wheels and tyres is £2,350.