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by Erskine Tramway
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Rail car construction

If your joints are not as tight as they should be, I've used 'Gorilla Glue'. As it sets, it swells up, and will fill a certain amount of gap.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Rail car construction

Hi Glenn... I can't tell you a lot about Standard Gauge cars of the period, but I can tell you about Sir Arthur Heywood's cars. His cars weren't large enough to warrant the through rods that the big cars used, but his joints were as tight as I expect the big ones' were. As far as tolerances go, he w...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 289
Views: 89426

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Mike, You've got a gorgeous setting for your railroad. Always love seeing your progress and updates. Rob Gardner Thanks, Rob, I'm plugging away at it. We've sold our daughter's mobile home, since she and her family have moved to Custer. There was a little 'bridge' between the back door and the bank...
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Flat Car Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 3618

Re: Flat Car Plans

Hi buzz... You can do what you are talking about on 7-1/2" gauge, as long as you can keep the center of gravity of your loads low. There is a fellow in Vermont who moves pallets on his line, using 1-1/2" scale flatcars. Your tank might require a dedicated car with a drop center to keep the CG low, e...
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 289
Views: 89426

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I got out yesterday to dump the first 'coat' of ballast for the siding. The first thing was to mark approximately where the rock needed to go. Then, I dumped rock along the centerline, and flattened it out with the rake. It's not exactly where it needs to be, but I can refine the shoulders after I b...
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 289
Views: 89426

Re: Erskine Tramway

wanna come East and do more track work? U do good work! Tom C. Thanks for the offer, Tom, but no thanks :lol: I've still got plenty of work to do, to raise some spots, and generally surface the whole line. I need to finish my ballast car :D I ought to build one of those power tampers, it would save...
by Erskine Tramway
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 289
Views: 89426

Re: Erskine Tramway

Hi folks... This afternoon, I went out with the 'surfacing gang', which is to say; a level, my Ex-R&GN Ry. #2 scoop, momma's old spading fork, and my old shop push broom 😁 After about 3 hours, the last 120 feet of the mainline is surfaced and broomed off. The first train was run out to end-of-track,...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 289
Views: 89426

Re: Erskine Tramway

Hi Folks...

I took a little break from splitting and stacking firewood this afternoon. I went out and lifted the new track out to the end. I haven't tamped it yet, but I ran a 'test' train out to the end, and it didn't tip over :D So, I'm going to call it good, until I get some more time.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Books On Sir Arthur Heywood's Railways
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: New Books On Sir Arthur Heywood's Railways

Hi Folks...

I've just learned that Roy has the book listed at a pre-publication discount. https://narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk/

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Books On Sir Arthur Heywood's Railways
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: New Books On Sir Arthur Heywood's Railways

Mike, looks very interesting! can you say how many of the drawings relate to 4 wheel boogies, rather than the two wheel carts? I’ve been searching for drawings of early style 4 wheeled passenger cars in 15” gauge. Thanks, Glenn Hi Glenn... There is a whole page of details of the several styles of b...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Books On Sir Arthur Heywood's Railways
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

New Books On Sir Arthur Heywood's Railways

Hi Folks... It's been my pleasure to make the drawings for this new pair of books. The first volume, on the Duffield Bank and Dove Leys Railways, will be out later this month, here is a picture of the cover. AH Vol 1 wrapper 01.pdf The second volume, on the Eaton Railway, will be out about this time...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 289
Views: 89426

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All things being equal, that's it. After about 16 years at it, momma thinks that's enough to take care of. I always thought to myself it would never be done, like a giant HO train set...always expanding lol. Would any of the neighbors be interested in sharing trackage? :wink: After 16 years though ...