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by Erskine Tramway
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Flat Car Plans
Replies: 18
Views: 2401

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: 287
Views: 86311

Re: Erskine Tramway

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: 287
Views: 86311

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: 287
Views: 86311

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: 287
Views: 86311

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: 1284

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: 1284

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: 1284

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: 287
Views: 86311

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: 287
Views: 86311

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: 287
Views: 86311

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: 3347

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...