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by Erskine Tramway
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 25
Views: 1109

Re: Signal Complexity

How does a automatic signal system handle multiple train sections within a block? If I understand you question correctly, the first train 'drops' the entering signal to Stop. Any following trains then 'Stop and Proceed' at the Red signal into the block behind it. On the 'Big Railroad', you Proceed ...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 25
Views: 1109

Re: Signal Complexity

That's how it happens. The guy on double track didn't stop for the red. I worried about stuff like that, particularly after the Company started using the 'cruise control', aka 'Trip Optimizer'. I never used it, I wasn't about to let a computer run my train. The cruise control isn't PTC, it just know...
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 25
Views: 1109

Re: Signal Complexity

Standard three-aspect signaling (clear, approach, stop) would work well at EPRR. A lunar will confuse those who have not had full-sized railroad experience. As a former signal maintainer, I revel in complexity. However, most people who are in this hobby are interested in running trains, not studyin...
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 276
Views: 51508

Re: Erskine Tramway

I've been hauling down and re-splitting firewood to a better size for our 'Finnish Heater'. I've got a trainload stored in the Engine Shed, and today, I parked another two loaded bulkhead cars in there. Even if it snows a lot, I can plow the 'pad' between the house and garage so that I can haul dry ...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: British Rail 0-6-0 Class 4 Shunter drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: British Rail 0-6-0 Class 4 Shunter drawings

Here ya go, Glenn.....
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I use a program called 'Scale Print' for stuff like this. You plug in a dimension, and it will print it to any scale you need. $20. http://raildriver.com/products/cycloped ... .print.php

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: British Rail 0-6-0 Class 4 Shunter drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: British Rail 0-6-0 Class 4 Shunter drawings

Glenn,

I've asked on a British forum. I'll get back to you.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My first caboose build
Replies: 42
Views: 7350

Re: My first caboose build

That's really clever work on those bolts OD, Nice.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Small Diesel engines for motive power
Replies: 33
Views: 4043

Re: Small Diesel engines for motive power

Rk....

You won't have time then either. I'm working harder than when I was working, all I had to do then was show up and drive the train :shock: I always told people at work I was too lazy to retire :lol:

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A quick riding car
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: A quick riding car

Good looking castings.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 3848

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

Realizing this is an internal combustion reference, some of the park train manufacturers ran from an automatic transmission down to a multi belt or chain 'drum' in the center of the chassis. From there, they used pretty much standard automotive driveshafts with a universal on each end, connected to ...
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 276
Views: 51508

Re: Erskine Tramway

Yesterday, I went into town and picked up one of those plastic pouring spouts which snap onto the rim of a paint can, and a disposable roller. The first coat of paint had brush marks and dried pretty shiny. So, the final coat, I poured out some, and rolled it out. When the whole roof was covered, it...