scratch-buil Heisler

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Waldbahner, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

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    Hello,

    I would like to show you my new Heisler in N-scale. The model is scratch-build out of brass, copper and styrene. Some parts has been used from an old Atlas-Shay-Boiler (domes, stack, lamps...). Parts of a Kato-critter-drive 11-105 has been used for the drive.
    Only the rear truck is powered, but the loco pulls even large trains with 13+ logcars on a 2% grade. The frame of the model is 60mm long and the loco runs on DCC.

    More about my Heisler -> http://www.us-waldbahnen.de/Waldbahn/N/Heisler_2/heisler_e.htm

    Here are some photos.
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    The locos has been detailed and weatherd, but I've no actual photo in the web at the moment.

    Gerd
  2. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Looks great!!!:thumb:
  3. radar

    radar Member

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    Man that looks good!!!!
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Wow...:thumb: :thumb:
  5. CCT70

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    Wow! Nice job! :thumb:

    Some friends of mine are restoring that very engine in Tuolumne California.
  6. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

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    Many thanks. I've updated the photos with new ones, showing the engine weathered and detailed.
    Gerd
  7. Wabash Banks

    Wabash Banks Member

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    That is a fantastic job in HO, not to mention N!!!
  8. jesso

    jesso Member

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    Great work. Nice to see the video that it runs :)
  9. woodone

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    BOY!! I will second that!! Great job.:thumb:
    BTW Jesso any good hobby ( TRAIN) stores there in St George.
    Wife and I are thinking of moving there this summer. ( if the house will sell) :D
  10. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

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    Here's another photo, showing the Heisler and my 3-truck-Shays sitting on my hand to give you a feeling of the locos size...

    And here is a secound clip, showing the loco running through camp 8, hauling a 13-skels-logtrain up a 2.5% grade...
    http://www.us-waldbahnen.de/Heisler.WMV

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  11. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    Gerd: That would be fabulous workmanship in a larger scale but to have done it in N scale is really something special. You are a real craftsman.
  12. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    that is one reason i didnt go into N scale..things are too darn small!my big ol fingers could never have managed to build that.that shows ome real craftsmen ship right there!
  13. jesso

    jesso Member

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    Short answer is no, unless you are into remote control planes. Sent you a PM.

    Waldbahner:
    Seeing those in your hand makes me realize how great those are. The detail is one thing. Having that much detail in that small a size is wonderful.
  14. Papa Bear

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    That's some amazing work, Gerd! :thumb:
  15. Ironhead

    Ironhead New Member

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    Those of you who scratch build locos are truely impressive. I hope that every one of you continue to post your work.
  16. beezerv

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    Very impressive!!!
  17. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    That's amazing!
  18. Torpedo

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    I'm assuming the Shays are scratchbuilt too. Remarkable!!! :thumb: