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    • May 29, 2020 11:30 AM EDT
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      Mini heisler ?

      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

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    • May 29, 2020 1:12 PM EDT
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      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 1:17 PM EDT
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      Somewhere, Bill, there is a STAINZ awaiting your talent!

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

      Want a true non-heisler heisler?

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • May 29, 2020 5:30 PM EDT
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      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 5:35 PM EDT
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      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 5:37 PM EDT
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      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

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      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

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

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

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

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      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 8:24 PM EDT
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      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 9:24 PM EDT
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      Don't overlook the Speedster!

      00401541.jpg

       

       

      Sorry Bill, I'll stop.

      This post was edited by John Caughey at May 30, 2020 12:11 AM EDT
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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • 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 10:43 PM EDT
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      Knew I had a picture of this baby somewhere.

      It never ceases to amaze me what pops out when we get a strange question . . .

       

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        Pete

    • May 30, 2020 12:12 AM EDT
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      Pete Thornton said:

      Knew I had a picture of this baby somewhere.

      It never ceases to amaze me what pops out when we get a strange question . . .

       

      That's one of the best things about this forum!

    • May 30, 2020 12:22 PM EDT
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      A wealth of information here but I seem to still be in the same spot as when I started even search backwoods On3 with nothing, oh well I'm going to build it anyway, Thanks to all, Bill

    • May 30, 2020 1:11 PM EDT
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      With the help of all I was able to translate the forum on which this engine appears and have found that there is no prototype when the person building this was doing so he had the choice of piston, shay, climax or heisler and he chose as he had a v twin one, other parts mostly came from trolley chassis and porter cab parts neat build but no explanation on what drove the rear wheels so we will just assume it used a drive shaft. Billmini heisler  front

      This post was edited by Bill Barnwell at May 30, 2020 1:12 PM EDT
    • May 30, 2020 6:23 PM EDT
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      ... and have found that there is no prototype when the person building this was ...

      There is a LOT of that in the On30 world.

      Which is at least half the point of doing On30 at all.
      Especially in my own On30 world

    • May 31, 2020 10:37 AM EDT
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      drove the rear wheels so we will just assume it used a drive shaft.

      Not clear that you actually need to connect the pistons and the wheels. All the motion is hidden by the boiler.

       

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