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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/20/2005 :  8:00:51 PM  Show Profile
I thought that I would open a thread to post pictures of our favorite geared locomotives (either model or prototype).

I have the MDC Shay kit on the shelf, and hopefully I will attack it some time in the future. I also just bought the Rivarossi two-truck Heisler when the price got down to $89 at Trainworld. I have now had the chance to try it out on the layout. It creeps along at as slow a speed as you might want. It does have a distictive "gear noise", but then again, it is a geared lokie. Here are a few pictures. The detailing is quite nice, so all it needs, as far as I'm concerned, is some weathering.







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So please, if you have some photos of your own, please post them and give a little info about them.

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MikeC
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Posted - 05/20/2005 :  10:15:48 PM  Show Profile
That's a great looking Heisler, Bruce, and this is an excellent idea for a photo thread! I'll have some photos of my Shay to post after I get back home.




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MikeC
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Posted - 05/20/2005 :  10:15:48 PM  Show Profile
That's a great looking Heisler, Bruce, and this is an excellent idea for a photo thread! I'll have some photos of my Shay to post after I get back home.




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George D
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  08:17:33 AM  Show Profile
Bruce,
I like your latest acquisition. I'm glad to hear it runs as good as it looks. Is there room for a sound system in that tender?
George



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George D
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  08:17:33 AM  Show Profile
Bruce,
I like your latest acquisition. I'm glad to hear it runs as good as it looks. Is there room for a sound system in that tender?
George



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Karl Osolinski
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  10:14:52 AM  Show Profile

Hello all,

Boy, what a great topic. I have loved geared locomotives since I saw a Shay running out in California in 1964.

I used to paint and install PFM sound in brass engines for a local shop. I never got paid, but I would gather credits towards merchandise so I was able to get whatever I wanted. Well, I chose engines. It didn't really take long since paint and sound installed was at least $150 and I would get $100 bucks on a $150 job. Here are a few of my favorite geared locomotives in a setting that they like - low rail and tall timber.

Karl O.




























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Karl Osolinski
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  10:14:52 AM  Show Profile

Hello all,

Boy, what a great topic. I have loved geared locomotives since I saw a Shay running out in California in 1964.

I used to paint and install PFM sound in brass engines for a local shop. I never got paid, but I would gather credits towards merchandise so I was able to get whatever I wanted. Well, I chose engines. It didn't really take long since paint and sound installed was at least $150 and I would get $100 bucks on a $150 job. Here are a few of my favorite geared locomotives in a setting that they like - low rail and tall timber.

Karl O.




























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George D
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  4:19:12 PM  Show Profile
Karl. That's a great collection you have. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off the keyboard.

George





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George D
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  4:19:12 PM  Show Profile
Karl. That's a great collection you have. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off the keyboard.

George





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fsmmodeler
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  4:46:46 PM  Show Profile
Karl,

I couldn't agree more. What a beautiful collection.
Scott



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fsmmodeler
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  4:46:46 PM  Show Profile
Karl,

I couldn't agree more. What a beautiful collection.
Scott



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neilmunck
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  7:16:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit neilmunck's Homepage
I also like your collection Karl. I generally favour older, smaller locos but i think the class D shay is rather cool.

I have an example of the MDC 2-truck shay, the Bachmann 3-truck shay and climax and a Heisler just like dutchmans. I agree that they are a bit noisy and i think the pistons go too fast compared to the drivers but it just has the smoothest running or all of my locos.

Neil



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neilmunck
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I also like your collection Karl. I generally favour older, smaller locos but i think the class D shay is rather cool.

I have an example of the MDC 2-truck shay, the Bachmann 3-truck shay and climax and a Heisler just like dutchmans. I agree that they are a bit noisy and i think the pistons go too fast compared to the drivers but it just has the smoothest running or all of my locos.

Neil



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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  7:24:15 PM  Show Profile
Karl,
Those are some terrific locomotives! Any chance that you remember the manufacturers?

George, there is room for a DCC chip. Maybe these photos will help you.

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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  7:24:15 PM  Show Profile
Karl,
Those are some terrific locomotives! Any chance that you remember the manufacturers?

George, there is room for a DCC chip. Maybe these photos will help you.

Download Attachment: Heisler2a.JPG
43.21 KB

Download Attachment: Heisler3a.JPG
52.59 KB



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George D
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Posted - 05/21/2005 :  8:29:54 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Bruce. It's tempting....

George



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