scratch-buil Heisler

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

  1. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member


    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 ->

    Here are some photos.





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

  2. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Looks great!!!:thumb:
  3. radar

    radar Member

    Man that looks good!!!!
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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

    CCT70 Member

    Wow! Nice job! :thumb:

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

    Waldbahner Member

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

    Wabash Banks Member

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

    jesso Member

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

    woodone Member

    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

    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...

  11. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    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

    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

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

    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

    Papa Bear Member

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

    Ironhead New Member

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

    beezerv Member

    Very impressive!!!
  17. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    That's amazing!
  18. Torpedo

    Torpedo Member

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

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