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by Erskine Tramway
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 287
Views: 81690

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: 287
Views: 81690

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: 287
Views: 81690

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: 287
Views: 81690

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: 3236

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...
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 287
Views: 81690

Re: Erskine Tramway

Here ya go, John: This is the underside view. I didn't build it, it's a "custom wheelbase" store bought from Roy Stevens at "Ride Trains": http://ridetrains.net/mmc-chassis.htm When I got it, I was still railroading and didn't have enough free time to build my own. I just built the body to go on it....
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 287
Views: 81690

Erskine Tramway

Hi folks, Yesterday, I did a test run of my 7-1/2" gauge battery Passenger Motor and a couple of my Heywood pattern cars. The couplers are fabrications I made to couple to either Heywood "hook" or Link & Pin couplers. I'm waiting on the paint to harden on the Motor so that I can add the vinyl letter...
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Air Brake Question
Replies: 90
Views: 15333

Re: Air Brake Question

Hi Folks. New guy here. These are the brake valves I designed and built for 15" gauge equipment when I worked at the Sandley Light Railway Equipment Works, Inc., during the 1960's and '70's. This set is on the engine I ran most of the time, Atlantic #128, and a second picture of the unfinished set t...