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    • May 29, 2020 10:13 PM EDT
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      Knew I had a picture of this baby somewhere.  Here it is in the round house in Samoa.

       

      Builder/Year: Heisler 1927
      Type: B-B Diesel converted from
      2-truck Heisler
      Weight: 24 tons
      Construction #: 1546
      Location: Samoa Roundhouse
      Status: non-operational

      Originally built as Elk River Mill & Lumber Co. No. 3, it worked only 10 years until the mill shut down for good. A junk dealer scrapped the boiler and sold the rest to Mutual Plywood Corp. where a Murphy diesel engine was mounted on the frame and it was used as a mill switcher. In the 1960s it became U.S. Plywood Corp. No. M62; U.S. Plywood was subsequently purchased by Simpson Timber Co. Sold to Frank Bayliss for display at a small tourist railroad at Alton, it was purchased from him by the Association in 1991. It is operational.

    • May 29, 2020 9:24 PM EDT
    • Don't overlook the Speedster!

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      Sorry Bill, I'll stop.

    • May 29, 2020 8:24 PM EDT
    • Pete Thornton said:

      "Heisler Locomotive Works also manufactured a single diesel-electric locomotive in its twilight years utilizing their trade-mark side-rods on the outside of each truck's wheelsets. "

      Found this which pictures and discusses it, http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,122953,123092

    • May 29, 2020 7:12 PM EDT
    • Bill Barnwell said:

      Found this engine on Pinterest it is from Rio Allosius mining & co. says it is a On3 model ( the rest is in non English ) so haven't a clue what it says, it is built like a heisler using a twin V cylinder but is in front of the boiler instead of in the back and has no side rods so was wondering what it is, would like to build one, any thoughts are appreciated, Bill

      heislerright sideleftright

       

       

       

      Calling Dr. Norm ?

    • May 29, 2020 7:04 PM EDT
    • John,

      I think that is the converted Heisler now owned by the Timber Heritage Society in Samoa, CA.

    • May 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT
    • Pete Thornton said:
      John Caughey said:

      Nice whimsy!

      Want a true non-heisler heisler?

       

      Are you sure it isn't a real Heisler?

      "Heisler Locomotive Works also manufactured a single diesel-electric locomotive in its twilight years utilizing their trade-mark side-rods on the outside of each truck's wheelsets. "
      http://www.gearedsteam.com/heisler/heisler.htm

      Not at all, the Picture is titled: FunkyHeisler.

      Thanks

    • May 29, 2020 5:37 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      Nice whimsy!

      Want a true non-heisler heisler?

       

      Are you sure it isn't a real Heisler?

      "Heisler Locomotive Works also manufactured a single diesel-electric locomotive in its twilight years utilizing their trade-mark side-rods on the outside of each truck's wheelsets. "
      http://www.gearedsteam.com/heisler/heisler.htm

    • May 29, 2020 5:35 PM EDT
    • Bill Barnwell said:

      ... was wondering what it is, would like to build one, any thoughts are appreciated, Bill

       

      I think it could well be a freelance inspired by some of the unique prototype machines viewable here, http://www.gearedsteam.com/

      But, remember, there is a prototype for everything, all you have to do is find it ...

    • May 29, 2020 5:30 PM EDT
    • Hmm, a dieselized Heisler ... okay, so, for everyday casual usage would that end up contracted to Diesler, or since it was a Heisler first would it be Heidel?

      I don't know that, but what I do is that some of the folks at our local creative writers group which meets - actually in person again! - tomorrow morning would think

      Deisler Heidel could make a useful name for a character in a fantasy or sci-fi story.

    • May 29, 2020 4:49 PM EDT
    • Nice whimsy!

      Want a true non-heisler heisler?

    • May 29, 2020 1:17 PM EDT
    • Somewhere, Bill, there is a STAINZ awaiting your talent!

    • May 29, 2020 1:12 PM EDT
    • Bill:

       

      Good find.

       

      If you use Chrome to view a page that's in a foreign language you might see an icon on the right side of the address bar that looks like two small boxes superimposed on each other with what appears to be a G and an R in the boxes.  If you left-click the icon you'll get a dialog box that asks if you wish to translate from French to English.  Anyway that's how it works for me and I don't remember if I did anything special to have this facility available.

       

      Rio Allosius Mining & Co. - Part 2: Engines & Rolling stock

    • May 29, 2020 11:30 AM EDT
    • Found this engine on Pinterest it is from Rio Allosius mining & co. says it is a On3 model ( the rest is in non English ) so haven't a clue what it says, it is built like a heisler using a twin V cylinder but is in front of the boiler instead of in the back and has no side rods so was wondering what it is, would like to build one, any thoughts are appreciated, Bill

      heislerright sideleftright

    • May 28, 2020 12:49 AM EDT
    • On to the headlight.  Thanks to Dave Bodnar's LED Article "LEDs 104 - A Better Constant Brightness Circuit for LEDs" it was accomplished.  Using a Warm White LED from a string of Christmas Lights, I solder some wires and added a CL2N3-G LED Driver to the positive wire. Drilled a couple of holes and hooked it up.  Now I can take it apart and paint it. 

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • May 27, 2020 6:29 AM EDT
    • ….Jon....I like "On the cheap", but I really dislike "Offset shank couplers"...!!

          On the Shay, the recommended method, which I have often used;  is to move the  "Pin box" down.  I did this, and added an extra strip of wood to the bottom of the end beam.

        Thanks again, John...it is good conversing with you...and sharing ideas.

            Fred Mills

    • May 26, 2020 6:27 PM EDT
    • No problem Fred. I wasn't suggesting that you duplicate mine, only offering a way to "do it on the cheap" with couplers most people throw away. The Climax may have a lower pin box. With the Shay I need the drop coupler even when using the lowest pocket in the pin box.

       

      At least no one suggested you do it like this guy did and trying to sell on Facebook for $400!

       

    • May 26, 2020 1:42 PM EDT
    • Jon;

       I was looking for a more prototype coupler.  The offset shank is not very prototypical, although it can be said that there is a prototype for anything....!!…...I use the Kadee #1 scale couplers as the standard on the railroad, so I want as little "Slop" in the mount as possible.

          I studying the Kadee information, pointed out by Mark; I find that their #1782 coupler will be just fine. It isn't a "Shake the box" application, but should not be any problem.

        Thank you, Jon, for your contribution....and again, thank you Mark.

        Fred Mills

    • May 26, 2020 1:14 PM EDT
    • That entire kit from Kadee looks like it is designed to prevent or reduce coupler droop in the pin pocket which is good. For my Shay, which uses a similar pocket, I simply modified a coupler to pit snugly in the pin pocket by adding some styrene on the shank then drilling for the pin. It droops a little, but not enough to cause issues.  I used a Bachmann drop coupler, but similar might be done with a normal Kaydee coupler...

    • May 26, 2020 12:53 PM EDT
    • Thank you, Mark....

        Fred Mills