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by Erskine Tramway
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Turnout detents?

The track layout looks like it will get the job done. Make friends with your neighbor :>)

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Turnout detents?

Just for your amusement and amazement...…I found the pictures of the fabricated switch stands the Company uses on Derails.
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Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Turnout detents?

Those dim's are the full sized stand. HighLine stand foot.jpg While I was at it, I took a shot of the bottom of the stand showing the eye bolt. HighLine stand eye bolt.jpg The big railroads all have 'standards' for trackwork, but sometimes a particular situation requires a little change of plan. Whe...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Turnout detents?

Thanks Mike. So it looks like the handle swings 45* to each side of the center of the stand, looking at it from the engineers view. I just wanted to make sure I get the plate on top welded on with the notches in the right spot on the locking versions. My post is a long 1/2" bolt, and I'll be weldin...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Turnout detents?

I get the idea of the eye bolt, but I'd love to see a picture of the stand relative to the turnout position so I can orient my handle correctly if you don't mind posting one. Here ya go........this is what the stand would look like from the 'field' side. The legs are parallel to the mainline side o...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Turnout detents?

Good info and pics, thanks Mike. In the picture I posted with the green diamond switch stand, I see that the handle is straight down the side of the stand. Where would this handle be oriented in comparison to where the points are? I want to make sure I index my handle to the linkage arm correctly a...
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 36
Views: 946

Re: Turnout detents?

For a vandal resistant version, I would recommend to make the base very stout. A coupler nut could be welded to the shaft that sits flush with the top of the "casting" portion. Then, a socket would be welded to a upper shaft, handle, and finally the colored disc(s), which would simply be lifted out...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 272
Views: 43390

Re: Erskine Tramway

Well, I finally got the roof on 'Sparky'. First chance I get, I'm going to paint it with some weatherproof white paint I have. That's mostly to reflect the hot sun. 8-5-13 roof on.jpg I noticed that Sparky 'rumbles' going down the track now. I guess the sounds that were escaping into the atmosphere ...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Your RR grading methods??
Replies: 43
Views: 4775

Re: Your RR grading methods??

Hi folks... I was out of town for a couple weeks and missed a lot of this conversation. Sir Arthur Heywood used frames to lay ballast on the 15" gauge Eaton Railway in 1895. His ballast was cinders. I use a frame to begin my ballasting on my 7-1/2" gauge Erskine Tramway, though not exactly the same ...
by Erskine Tramway
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 272
Views: 43390

Re: Erskine Tramway

That's an interesting piece of history Mike, I am surprised it wasn't bullhead rail. I don't know if they rolled bullhead rail that small back then. Besides, he was trying to 'compete' with outfits like Decauville for adoption by the Army, and they all used 'regular' rail. Seems like it's a lot mor...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 272
Views: 43390

Re: Erskine Tramway

Hi Folks..... I got a nice present in the mail today. It doesn't directly relate to the Erskine tramway, but it's a nice addition to my "Minimum Gauge" hardware collection. It is an 1895 Heywood cast iron sleeper from the Eaton Railway, along with a couple pieces of original rail and spring clips. I...
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 272
Views: 43390

Re: Erskine Tramway

Is there a plan for a turn around loop at the car barn and storage end in the future, or has the plan always been to do a back-and-forth with a run around siding at each end? I guess that's why it's a tramway, huh. It sure does look nice and smooth. I'm just thinking that if/when you get something ...