Heki Trees

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Jun 9, 2001.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Anyone interested in 50 Heki trees ranging from 1" to 4", will do a swap for a couple of Donkey engines, cast or otherwise. Must be HO gauge.

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    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk
  2. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Shamus:

    How much? And other shipping info.

    Andy
  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Andy,
    The shipping cost from my end I will pay,

    [​IMG]just want Donkey Engines that I cannot get in the UK. Thats why the swap.
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    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk
  4. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Shamus:

    Not to sound stupid. What is a Donkey Engine? If I find one, want me to send it? I do use those trees that you are trying to get rid of.

    Andy
  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Andy, I will get a photo of it and show it tomorrow, going to watch the F1 Prix. starts at 6.00pm

    By the way, there are more than 50, I found a few more today

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  6. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Hi shamus
    We'll be making our own trees, sometime next year..(I'll be usin' your article)...for the club layout, once we relocate, but we will need houndreds, eventually. It looks like Andy's got the 'first option. Keep me posted. I'll be looking around for some donkeys for you, one way or the other; if I find one, I'll just send it along to you...and maybe some photos of the proto in operation in the Redwoods.
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Top photo shows one I scratchbuilt.

    Donkey Engine is sitting on the right of the Tank car, Bottom photo

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    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk



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  8. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Shamus:

    I never seen one in Walther's catalog. That is my main source for parts. However, I will check at my local hobby shoppe! [​IMG]

    Andy
  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

  10. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Hey, great lookin' "donkeys" .
    Scratch built!!!??? What in th' world to ya need manufatured for???? Hmmm...not enough time in a day...????
    How long did the covered one take to build?
    Looks very 'proto' to me.
    Oh, I just remembered where I saw a real one...outside the Georgia Pacific Mill in Fort Bragg, Ca. ..restored, part of a "History of North Coast Logging" display, back in the early 70s. Get back to you soon, shamus.
    Cheers
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    ps: I'll keep my eyes open for some fine 'cable'wire you could use for your chokers and 'drag line'..if you used a little burnt sienna/burnt umber on that 'twine', it might pass for hemp hauser line, in use 'til the turn of the century or just beyond, when twisted cable came into it's own up here on the north coast, as I recall from some source or another. [​IMG]

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  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi VGN,
    TYhe covered one took about 3 hours to make from bits and pieces from my bits box.
    I shall need three for the new area, and the bought ones are great to put into a covered logskidder.
    Shamus
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    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk
  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi VGN,
    Thanks for the flat car with Donkey Engine, it arrived today, will send the Trees off when you get back from your trip.

    cheers
    Shamus

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    NARA Member #24
    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk

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