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Mini Heisler

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:42 PM
Thanks!
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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:53 AM
Thanks! I bookmarked that link!
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Posted by chocho willy on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:56 PM

logsBeen adding detain parts and electrician connections to the heisler, found a pair of wood look a like tool chests from wiseman models that just did fit between the tender shell grab rail and the back of the engine cab so after a little paint to make them look woodiz I secured then to the deck. Also stumbled on to some old rusty chain from michaels and added it to the right front side rail. Found some railroad tools which after being painted will be added to the deck some where. Had some old logs from my Rosy build and secured them to the top of the tender housing. Came across an old Christmas decoration of a plastic deer head and after surgical removal of this head and scraping the glitter off his horns he became my hood ornament. With electrical connection complete and battery car in hand next on the build list is making and installing front and rear engine bolsters along with couplers and then build the battery car for the electronics, stay tuned, more to come, Bill

antlers

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:14 PM
I was recently wondering what had become of this project! Thanks for the update! -Eric
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Posted by chocho willy on Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:05 PM

PVT Kanaka
I was recently wondering what had become of this project! Thanks for the update! -Eric
 

PVT Kanaka
I was recently wondering what had become of this project! Thanks for the update! -Eric
 

PVT Kanaka
I was recently wondering what had become of this project! Thanks for the update! -Eric
 

back with ideas

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Posted by chocho willy on Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:10 PM

Finally getting back to it,  the nephropathy is finally starting to wear off in my fingers after the long hospital stay and can now feel through most of them so I thought I would try and get the mini heisler restarted. Got the motor wired and most of the engine together. The little of everything engine will run soon, consisting of a LGB powered tender, PVC pipes, domes from a Lionel 0-6-0 Cab is off a aristocraft 2-4-2 stack is off a Bachmann g scale shay, headlight is from a Bachmann 4-6-0, antlers are from a Christmas ornament, steam cylinders came off a LGB stanza,  rivets are half sided 2 mm plastic beads glued on, side running gear is springs and brake pieces off a echo tender chassis, rear tender part is cut from an echo engine tender, lower frame side running gear is springs and brake pieces off a echo tender chassis trimmed with brass wire, + a lot of other train and hardware parts. Still to come is both the front and rear bolsters with Kadee couplers with a few detail touches, making this what I call a mini Heisler as the drive is hidden. It has been a fun build and getting close to completion just something to keep the old mind busy

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, October 18, 2021 2:43 AM
This thing reeks of character, Bill!

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