Mini Heisler

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Posted by chocho willy on Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:55 AM

smoke box done and sizing the boiler to the chassisFound a smoke box door that fit so decided to use it, fitted the smoke stack and it is held in by a screw from the bottom and you can pick it up by it, makes a nice handle. still need to add a short piece to the rear of the boiler so there is room for the steam dome which will be in the cab like a Porter. Still using the old 2015 cab for fitting purposes but going to use the one from a 2-4-2 rogers. Getting time to mount the boiler to the chassis, more to come, BB

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Posted by chocho willy on Friday, June 12, 2020 3:41 PM

The picture that is of a cab it is from a 2015 but I was just using it for sizing the motor chassis is from a powered tender like you have, BB

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Posted by chocho willy on Friday, June 12, 2020 3:38 PM

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*

ember screenrivets and V cylinders

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, June 12, 2020 12:23 AM
Is the current tab an LGB 2015D?
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Mini Heisler
Posted by chocho willy on Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:24 AM

Latest venture is building a mini single boggie heisler with the realization that the one I'm building doesn't look anything like the real one and only 1 ever built. Found the picture on Pinterest of a On3 one that is listed as being on the roster of Rio Allosius Mining & Co and it's look and stature just struck me as being cool and being as I pretty much have  everything for the build I decided to do it. Started with a LGB powered tender chassis, cut the sides down to a desired height and then with a flat 1/4" composite plate I cut out the length and width needed before proceeding with cutting a square section in the middle out so that the chassis would sit flat and secure it to the tender housing using 2/56 machine screws. I removed the bearing journals and springs for an old etech tender chassis and glued them to the side of the tender housing at the wheel location and finally added truss rods to the sides. at this point I am deciding on type of cab and have started on building the boiler using PVC fittings and a Lionel 0-6-0 sand dome, More to come mini heislertemp cab fitted with boilerside of chassis

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