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 Posted: Tue Dec 4th, 2018 03:42 pm
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W C Greene

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8253
Howdy Dan,
on the HOn3 Heisler trucks, the only ones I know about are the old Westside Models(?) trucks from a long ago brass these days there could be more however.
I have owned a couple of the AHM/Rivarossi HO Heislers over the years and while it might be possible to "regauge" the stock trucks, it would be an undertaking that I wouldn't attempt.
Good luck with this.
The Rivarossi model would make a rather large loco, probably larger than any built for narrow gauge.
I would (this is my opinion only) look for one of the old brass locos that are around, those were smaller and would fit in with an HO logging scene.
With all that being written...just an idea...think about jumping into On30 with this.
The HO loco would not need any mechanical work and there are/have been kits to convert this loco into a fine On30 model. Just an idea!
I owned a brass HOn3 Heisler also long ago and it required a bunch of "tinkering" to make it run well anyway. might be easier to find another pair of Rivarossi trucks that you could work on.
I am sure the regauge work can be done...anything is possible.

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