AHM5168C Coos Bay Lumber 2-Truck Heisler Logging Locomotive HO Scale

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AHM5168C Coos Bay Lumber 2-Truck Heisler Logging Locomotive

Moving logs was tough work in the mid-19th century and many operators began using railroads to speed up production and delivery. With no need for permanent track, logging lines were built fast and cheap. Uneven roadbed, sharp curves and steep grades proved too much for conventional rod-driven steam locomotives so loggers, engineers and inventors began developing gear-driven locos that could handle both adverse track conditions and heavy loads. The fastest, last and, arguably the best of the three prominent types of the period would soon be known by the name of its inventor - Charles Heisler. Heislers were produced until 1941 in 2 and 3-Truck variants. The shaft driven third truck held an extended water supply. Of the over 600 produced, a remarkable 30 have been preserved.

This incredible AHM5168C Coos Bay Lumber 2-Truck Heisler Logging Locomotive was made in Italy by Rivarossi and, boy, did they nail it. So to speak. With flawless and reliable mechanical engineering and heavy loads of detail the Rivarossi Heislers are some of the most fascinating and remarkable blue collar locos ever made.


  • Stunning Upgraded C-9 Mint Condition with Excellent Original Box & Repro Paperwork.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works restored, serviced, tested and certified.
  • Little or no indication of run time.
  • Realistic operating piston/universal joint drive shaft system.
  • Operating Directional front and rear Headlamps.
  • One-piece boiler, cab and tender of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Castings are sharp and clean and include highly detailed boiler fronts, smoke stacks, valves, pipes and rivet heads.
  • Real Brass fittings and 3-piece bell.
  • Powerful can motor.
  • All metal gears assembled on knurled axles.
  • Authentic brass hex-head screws for side rods.
  • Heavy cast metal locomotive and tender frames.
  • Upgraded w/Front & Rear All-Metal Kadee Knuckle Couplers.
  • Optional Upgrades Available:
    • SOUNDTRAXX 852004 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
    • SOUNDTRAXX TSU1100 DCC/Sound Decoder Installed.
      • Complex Installation requires:
        • Complete Lighting Rewire.
        • Custom Speaker Enclosure.
        • Cab Window Blackouts to hide Decoder and Wiring.
  • Production Run 1974-1977.
  • Check our BLOG for more information on this fascinating locomotive class.

HO Scale 1:87

Dimensions: Loco 6' L x 2 1/4" T x 1 1/4" W
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