When I was in Basel Switzerland, the older trams used the steering wheel for the braking. Great critter by the way, well worth modelling. On30 would be good and I think someone makes the miniature chains and gears.
____________________ Rail Systems Built Inch by Inch
Capt. Paul Mansell
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While it is hard to say, that looks like a Ford Model A four-door sedan. Many of the automobiles of the late 1920s and '30s resemble each other...much like these days. If (and I say 'if') it is a Model A it would be equipped with rod accentuated brakes (which we used to call "push and pray").
On another note, a group of us used to take the tires off the rims of Willeys CJ2A and CJ3A Jeeps. With the addition of a spacer (on each wheel) one could ride 'down the rails' with ease. Unfortunately the old siding we used to 'play on' has long been torn up for scrap.
____________________ "Keeping my hand on the throttle, and my eyes on the rail."