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by Erskine Tramway
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 317
Views: 114826

Re: Erskine Tramway

I got some drilling done today. The center plates are now drilled for the 3/4" clevis pins. The next drill job will be drilling the two 1/2" x 4" body bolsters for the pins. I don't know that the bolster plates need to be that thick, but I'm going for weight low down on the carbody. :wink: Here's a ...
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 317
Views: 114826

Re: Erskine Tramway

Here's a little progress I made today. One of the couplers ready to weld to the truck frame.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My Little Goose.
Replies: 18
Views: 5696

Re: My Little Goose.

John.......

A fine example of "Minimal Gauge" work :D

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Speeder project
Replies: 44
Views: 14731

Re: Speeder project

Very Nice, Mike.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: baby grand on the bountyland - discover live steam article
Replies: 49
Views: 18357

Re: baby grand on the bountyland - discover live steam artic

Nice, Bob......

I've ridden in Jack Ozanich's "bobber" caboose. http://www.srclry.com/

When you are in the seat, your eye level is at cupola window height.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Speeder project
Replies: 44
Views: 14731

Re: Speeder project

Hi Mike......

Do you do your own powder coating? If so, what do you use for heat to cure the powder?

I've got the gun, but no "heater" yet.

Thanks,

Mike Decker
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 317
Views: 114826

Re: Erskine Tramway

I got the chance to do some welding last weekend, so I assembled the truck frames and bolster assemblies. The nearest one is in its' proper place, the other is just sitting on top cooling off. Don't want to set the bench on fire :shock: Next chance I get, I'll weld the bolsters to the spring planks,...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 317
Views: 114826

Re: Erskine Tramway

The other day, while I was getting the train out to haul some more wood, I coupled the truck to the front of the Motor and shoved it out of the shed. Even temporarily bolted up, it tracked pretty well and didn't derail :D When Christmas is over, maybe I'll get a chance to do the welding on the truck...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 317
Views: 114826

Re: Erskine Tramway

Here's a picture of one of the Passenger trucks temporarily bolted together:

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 317
Views: 114826

Re: Erskine Tramway

Pontiacguy1 wrote:Where are you located?

Your track work and wall looks very nice. The railroad looks like a very unique short line.
Thanks, it took a while to get where it is.

We're in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 317
Views: 114826

Re: Erskine Tramway

Hi Mike, Nice looking train for hauling fire wood. I told you I like to look at backgrounds etc. as well as trains. I wonder who the "shadow" is second photo down giving us the bird. :lol: -[page one) chooch Looks like partly me taking the picture, and partly a weed at the end of track :lol: Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 317
Views: 114826

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...