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by Erskine Tramway
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 0-6-0 diesel yard switcher
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: 0-6-0 diesel yard switcher

On Milwaukee Zoo's Pacific, I made the center driver axlebox wider than the end ones. The FMC roller bearing cartridge can slide sideways a little for curve flexibility. In that case the bearing cartridge is 'keyed' against rotation by a bushing that holds the grease fitting. If you're going to have...
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Updated book and video list from Decker's Trains
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Updated book and video list from Decker's Trains

SteveM wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:29 am
I can't believe there is a Haynes manual for steam engines.

Steve
There's a Haynes Manual for just about anything. I've got ones for Kubelwagons and Tigers, and BF-109's.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Updated book and video list from Decker's Trains
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Updated book and video list from Decker's Trains

Hi folks...

I've been working on my book and video list, cleaning out the out of stock items and adding the new ones. I've also added a 'Used Book' page for a collection I acquired.

Feel free to take a look: <www.Deckerstrains.com>

Thanks,

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.
Replies: 56
Views: 27075

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

rkcarguy wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:07 am
0351, possibly he used electric drum brakes like those on a trailer? No idea what liner drive means..
I'd say he's talking about one of these, like they use on small tractor buckets and such. https://www.surpluscenter.com/Linear-Ac ... Actuators/

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Comments on train unloading facilities
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Comments on train unloading facilities

Hi... I don't know how well this applies to your question, but when I built my Car Shed, I put a door in the back wall and extended the center track so that a vehicle could back up to the door for loading and unloading. Last year, we successfully transferred a 7-1/2" gauge Pacific in and out for tes...
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 16
Views: 5534

Re: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question

Thanks Mike, I’ll start looking for a copy. Correction: 3 minutes- found an original volume on Amazon! Apparently he has a six volume set. Very prolific writer apparently. Much appreciated, Glenn Good deal, Glenn. I doubt that one writer did all those books, they are textbooks, after all :D Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 16
Views: 5534

Re: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question

Hello Mike and Gregg, Iam back home in Seattle after working on the Oahy Railway coach for the winter. We made some progress that I documented in the Museum section, under Oahu Rr thread. Mainly installing the 2x10 truss plates on both sides of the car frame. Now, back home here in the PNW, have de...
by Erskine Tramway
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bolster clearance question
Replies: 12
Views: 4577

Re: Bolster clearance question

Our 15" gauge trucks at Sandley's all had pivoting side frames. The pivot ran through the upper 'spring plank', and the bolster side bearings had about 1/8" clearance. our load to empty ratio was 1:2. We figured a ton of load in a car that weighed a ton. Here's a picture of the last design we had, w...
by Erskine Tramway
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Glad-Hands
Replies: 24
Views: 9808

Re: Glad-Hands

There are at least three different sizes of gladhands in the US. The brake pipe connection is the largest, by Westinghouse part #FP-5. The Main Reservoir hose on locomotives is #LS-4, and the other two Multiple Unit hoses are #HS-2. The different sizes keep you from connecting the wrong hoses togeth...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Glad-Hands
Replies: 24
Views: 9808

Re: Glad-Hands

The gladhands do uncouple (break apart) just like the prototype, but this process needs, from my point of view too much force. At that point, I still have to make an improvement. So I've ordered an "updated" pair of gladhands from SHAPEWAYS , which haven't arrived yet. Stay tuned ;-) Cheers! Tom Hi...
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: charging two batteries in series
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

Re: charging two batteries in series

I use the Battery Tender double charger on Sparky. It is pricy, but will keep the combined batteries in the 27 volt range. https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-022-0165-DL-WH-12-Volt-Management/dp/B000NCOKV0/ref=sr_1_6?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1550762955&sr=1-6&keywords=battery+tender The pigtails ...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 16
Views: 5534

Re: Oahu RRwy apassenger car build qu

Mike, perfect! This is almost exactly what the car remenants look like, which includes an original car, in advance stage of decomposition. So we can inspect some existing parts and pieces. However, I’ve not found any sign of fastenings, tenons, or mortise yet related to the framing. So will go look...