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Glossary Results for Word "Tumblehome"

Tumblehome The inward curve (if any) above the waist on a carriage body. On LNWR coaches this applied only to twentieth century stock built 9ft 0in wide at the waist, 8ft 9in at the cornice, giving a tumblehome of 1.5ins each side. Some vehicles such as SR Bullied or BR standard stock have a continuously curved side profile which is not regarded as a true tumblehome.