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by Erskine Tramway
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

We got in a new load of firewood, so Sadie, the track superintendent, and I made a few trips up to replenish the "ready" stacks down by the house. The temps were in the 60's yesterday and today, so I got down a half-dozen train loads, should be enough to keep us going for another month or so. I also...
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

Here's a train of firewood today: http://youtu.be/vAW6pOOLXG8




Enjoy,

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Solenoid Actuator for Parking Brake?
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: Solenoid Actuator for Parking Brake?

Bicycle brakes can clamp on the edges of the wheel treads for a parking brake too.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

First a question. What are the two Crank posts for on the motor car. To hold the train on the hill? Train looks Very nice. Car barn too, I remember you building it. Now I know why your cars only have four wheels-after paying for that wall. (BIG grin) Hi Chooch.... Yup, the wall's got a few bucks in...
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

I had the Heywood cars out today for a few runs with the Passenger Motor :D

Enjoy,

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

I did a little track surfacing yesterday, in preparation for hauling firewood this weekend. Here's what Erskine Junction looked like when I finished.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

Chooch....... Thanks, there are about 2000 blocks in the wall. I built it over several years as I could afford a pallet or two. Here's a picture of the "block train" while it was under construction. And.....here's a mock up of what's "under the hood" for controls. The "pot" controls the "SyRen 50" c...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

I often wonder if people Really look at the photos. So, I`ll ask, is the handle on your loco speed control a Window crank. I have one for controller that looks just like it. 8) chooch No, Chooch. It's a 4" cast aluminum machinery crank from McMaster-Carr, or Reid Supply, I forget which. It was "bla...
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

Finally, the Point Levers are all painted. So, I installed a couple at the "throat" of the yard. Now it looks like a Heywood railway :D

Enjoy,

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

Yesterday, I took the Passenger Motor out for a run. I was pushing one of my Heywood wagons with my "track surfacing" car on it. I clamped momma's Nikon to the end panel and took this movie. The ride isn't really as rough as it looks, the camera is heavy, and the mount meant for a spotting scope. Th...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 282
Views: 77115

Re: Erskine Tramway

Yesterday, I finished the lettering on the Passenger Motor. I have to wire the marker lights and install them, but the Motor is basically finished. I'm thinking about a canopy roof, but that will wait until the weather gets bad and I have to work inside. Today, I plan to do some welding on the Gas-M...
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Flathead Six As Motive Power?
Replies: 20
Views: 3192

Re: Flathead Six As Motive Power?

2-17-2012_001.JPG On the 15" gauge R&GN Ry., we had a gas engine with a Ford Model A engine, transmission and rear end. The rear end had the differential disabled. Since it had three speeds forward and one reverse, if we were going to back it up very far, it had an hydraulic jack "turntable" to jac...