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Build Your Own 2-1/2" scale Two Truck Heisler

This section describes a drawing package to fabricate and assemble a live steam working model of a two truck narrow gauge Heisler locomotive. The links at the left allow you to view samples of the various drawings. As the links and summary documents show, this is a set of engineering drawings with comprehensive detail and quality. Furthermore, the drawings are backed by Plan - Ahead - Designs email product support to answer questions and provide recommendations. This model is designed in 2-1/2” = 1’ scale. Faithfully scaled and reproduced from original museum documents.

About the Heisler

Owner: Biles-Coleman Lumber Co.
Builder: Heisler Locomotive Works
Built: 1925
Shop Number: 1516
Class: B-42
Empty Weight: 71,000 lbs
Weight on Drivers: 92,000 lbs in full working order
Driver Dia.: 33"
Tractive Effort: 19,530 lbs
Boiler Pressure: 180 psi
Cylinders: two at 14" diameter x 14" stroke
Fuel Type: Coal converted to oil
Gauge: 36"
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