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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: 2622

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: 315
Views: 112981

Re: Erskine Tramway

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 ...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 315
Views: 112981

Re: Erskine Tramway

Good to see you got some more footage and a turnout down:) How many feet of track you figure you have left to go? All things being equal, that's it. After about 16 years at it, momma thinks that's enough to take care of. And, that's all the rail I've got. There's actually two turnouts for the run-a...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 315
Views: 112981

Re: Erskine Tramway

Hi Folks... Well, this year's track campaign laid down seven panels, two switches and about nine-feet of tail track. After I built the passing track next year, I'm thinking that will be the end of it. This week, I went out and covered the new track with ballast. When I get time, I'll lift the track ...
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 0-6-0 diesel yard switcher
Replies: 15
Views: 7531

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: 1904

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: 1904

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: 58
Views: 46903

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: 13
Views: 8533

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: 9231

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: 9231

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: 7966

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...