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jeff langmack

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« on: September 20, 2016, 07:51:27 PM »

To the forum, The opportunity came my way to round out the big three gear drive loco's. I finally got the Heisler. What a hot rod compared to the other two. It is very nice to look at and it runs great. I can't seem to find much background a to when Bachmann actually made this loco and how many road names did they build? Thanks for your time. Jeff Langmack
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Loco Bill Canelos

Model railroading since 1947


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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 10:27:30 PM »

Jeff
Here is what I have in the database:

81794   OL Co   102   2003   ~ Loco   Heisler, Oregon Lumber Co.   P   1   L   Spectrum   $799.00    osf trucks,oil
81795   LRL Co   5   2003   ~ Loco   Heisler, Little River Logging Co.   P   1   L   Spectrum   $799.00    onion stack
81796   PCL Co   8   2003   ~ Loco   Heisler, Pardee Curtin Lumber Co.   P   1   L   Spectrum   $799.00    wood stack
81797   LS Co   None   2003   ~ Loco   Heisler, Lukens Steel Co.   P   1      Spectrum   $799.00    osf trucks
81798   None   None   2003   ~ Loco   Heisler, painted, unlettered red white trim   P   1   L   Spectrum   $799.00    onion stack red white trim
81799   None   None   2003   ~ Loco   Heisler, painted, unlettered   P   1   L   Spectrum   $799.00    straight stack black


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Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
Semi Official Historian; Bachmann Large Scale
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jeff langmack

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 02:24:43 AM »

Bill Thanks much. Are there any operational short cummings that I should know about? I know that the Heisler has been discontinued for quite some time and the parts availability is short. I did a complete service on it before running it I find it (the Heisler) to be a nice runner. Again Thanks Jeff
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 09:49:26 AM »

Jeff,

They have in general been good runners.  When well taken care of they seem to be fairly trouble free.  As you well know they are highly detailed and when handled a lot, fragile detail parts can be broken.   They are best run at lower more realistic speeds.   A friend had his damaged when it derailed on a three foot high trestle and fell to the ground.  It has never run right since, so there are some risks in everyday use.

Enjoy your Heisler!!

Bill
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Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 10:04:24 AM »

Hey Jeff, while talking geared steam, y'all might enjoy this website,
 
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Geared Steam Locomotive Worksİ
Preserving and promoting information on North American built geared steam locomotives.

http://www.gearedsteam.com/
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jeff langmack

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 08:26:04 PM »

Thanks for the site. It is great! Jeff
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