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    • May 31, 2020 11:23 AM EDT
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      Well anyway I'm building it and I'm sure it will be an easy build and the back woods, car shop look is what intrigues me. BB

    • June 2, 2020 3:24 PM EDT
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      Yes Joe I saw that one when I was searching for mine, said that it was to only single truck/boggie heisler ever  built by Heisler so I sort of looking stopped there

    • June 9, 2020 1:50 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      Nice whimsy!

      Want a true non-heisler heisler?

      Wouldn't that make a truly unique model? I just have to find a Heisler without the boiler. . .

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        Pete

    • June 9, 2020 3:38 PM EDT
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      Pete Thornton said:
      John Caughey said:

      Nice whimsy!

      Want a true non-heisler heisler?

      Wouldn't that make a truly unique model? I just have to find a Heisler without the boiler. . .

      Or I'll pay the postage for it  ....

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

       

       

    • June 10, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
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      So would that be considered a diesel Heisler, what ever it is it's cool 

    • June 11, 2020 2:14 PM EDT
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      Bill, I was just about to start a new thread on this diesel, but I see you've already done that for your loco, so I'll add my thoughts here. I noticed that Smallbrook Studios, who do cast resin parts, have a little self-contained truck. It is optionally available with spoked wheels.

      http://smallbrookstudio.co.uk/kits-parts/4569521214/'g'-scale-gauge-1-self-contained-battery-0-4-0-chassis-kit/11432365

       

       

      A couple of them would make a good starting point for the diesel. I could 'remote' the battery and switch off the truck, I hope.

       

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at June 12, 2020 2:49 AM EDT
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    • June 11, 2020 2:38 PM EDT
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      Looks like a neat idea 1 diesel  1 wood kind of neat look forward to seeing yours, do they say how much it is? BB

    • June 11, 2020 6:49 PM EDT
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      Will the real Diesel Heisler please stand up!

       

      As mentioneed above Heisler did factory build one diesel locomotive using the same trucks and running gear as their steam locomotives. 

      I have been collecting info on this engine for years wanting to build it. I am a dedicated steam guy but this loco is just so unique it begs to be built. But finding Heisler trucks is impossible and buying an engine just to salvage the trucks is not in my game plan. So the project has lingered. Now maybe thanks to Pete's post above I may have a starting point, have to look into it.  Thanks Pete, I think

       

       

    • June 12, 2020 2:43 AM EDT
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      Looks like a neat idea 1 diesel  1 wood kind of neat look forward to seeing yours, do they say how much it is? BB

      Bill, they list the little chassis as 98 British pounds.

       

      Eric

    • June 12, 2020 8:17 AM EDT
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      The Bachmann GE 45 Tonner is sort of the same idea.

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    • June 12, 2020 10:08 AM EDT
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      Joe Zullo said:

      The Bachmann GE 45 Tonner is sort of the same idea.

       

      Yes, I noticed that when I saw one for sale a couple of days ago. I know you can easily get the wheels off - Clem converted one to standard gauge (70mm). I bet the sideframes are cosmetic.

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    • June 12, 2020 10:13 AM EDT
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      Eric Mueller said:
      Bill Barnwell said:

      Looks like a neat idea 1 diesel  1 wood kind of neat look forward to seeing yours, do they say how much it is? BB

      Bill, they list the little chassis as 98 British pounds.

      Eric

      Yes, but in the UK they have a 20% VAT which is cancelled for export. So divide by 1.2 and the price is £81.67, and today that is $103.  With the caveat that some small vendors don't fremove VAT as it is too cumbersome, and Smallbrook Studios seems to be one of them; I paid full price last time. Nothing to stop you asking though.

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    • June 12, 2020 10:20 AM EDT
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      If anyone wants to buy that Black 45 Tonner on Facebook for $190 to get the trucks, I'll buy the complete chassis from them.  I need a black chassis to duplicate the wreck repair of M-10 on M-11.

       

       

      EDIT TO ADD: I do not want the other black one on FB for $100 since the chassis is damaged. If it was just body damage I would have snatched it up.

       

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at June 12, 2020 10:28 AM EDT
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    • June 12, 2020 4:13 PM EDT
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      ember screen

      Well got the boiler size decided and partially constructed, rivets installed using 1/2 sided 2mm beads and now just starting to band it. Found a water regulator screen that fits the stack and caped it with a hole plug. Still undecided about the cab but leaning toward one from a aristocraft Rogers. V cylinders built out of old stanza ones and secured to the boiler. Will be making a smoke box door out of a hole plug and styrene strip. More to come

      cylinders front

    • June 14, 2020 2:17 PM EDT
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      Bill, I thought you started a new thread?

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    • June 14, 2020 3:13 PM EDT
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      Pete, I did and when I replied to this one I just missed it wasn't mine and posted my update to it by mistake, have reposted to the correct one just didn't check enough and notice the ? mark after mini heisler, thanks, Bill

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