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1-740-936-5217 If you already talked to Suzanne and she said they are out of stock, then they are likely out of stock… they haven’t been made for awhile
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It sure is really sad, when did they stop being made?  Like very beginning of 2021 or was it between 2015 and 2018.

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Based on Nick's and Doug's recommendation, I bought one for myself for Christmas 2020.

Mine is still in the box and it may stay that way for a while.

It is one of two Wilesco Engines that I own; the other is an older D32 which I have only turn on air.

I have been considering selling it, but it is such a pain to box properly and ship.  I was planning on taking it to Cabin Fever; but I can't go now because a good friend is getting married on January 15th.


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You really need to fire up that T125 Charlie!! It is so much fun powering small train sets with it  8)
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You really need to fire up that T125 Charlie!! It is so much fun powering small train sets with it  8)
Small train? Well, now I have to buy a small train to run! Can you give me an example of what type of train?
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You really need to fire up that T125 Charlie!! It is so much fun powering small train sets with it  8)
Small train? Well, now I have to buy a small train to run! Can you give me an example of what type of train?
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It will power Karsten’s if you have one. Otherwise there are plenty of cheap battery powered N-scale sets that it will have no problem with. I haven’t tried my HO set yet but my Blue Thunder has no problem so I think the T125 could do it.

https://youtu.be/m1aweMUSMdM

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Txlabman I'd highly appreciate it I could buy anywhere in the $600-900 range but 602 euro originally is about $678 USD, I REALLY would LOVE to have this rare engine I would play with it all the time.  And definitely promise to take great care of it, I have a special cabinet in my garage with all my hobby engines, steam, stirling, and gas engines.  Would you take an Apple payment, like via text.  Being the enthusiastic collector, I'd absolutely love to have it.  Ever since I was a little boy, I loved airplanes and the sound of the turbine was one of the most thrilling parts, and getting to have one of my own would be a dream come true, hearing an almost-jet engine like sound

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I hope you guys are still here on the thread, I hope Charlie gets back on soon.

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Doug, as for trains you can run off our steam engine generators, I found Bachmann N scale sets run great off my Jensen 51 replica which has a DC stepper motor built in that makes ample power to run several accessories at the same time. The Blue Thunder generator often mentioned on here uses the same stepper motor setup.

Amazon sells the Bachmann sets...typical set with engine, four cars and track will run about $110 delivered.  I once tried to get one of Karsten's train sets, but initially thought he wanted too much $$$...later they were simply unavailable.  The N scale works perfectly and sitting on the track it stands about 1 inch tall.  I love mine. You can also get more rolling stock easily.  Just don't match Bachmann and Kato N scale cars, their couplers don't work well together.

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Karsten has proven unreliable multiple times in the past. 
That said, he is a very talented and skilled artisan.

Also consider that, per contract, he may cannot make a Jensen Turbine for a his private customers. 
I believe there are ethical and legal issues prevent this.

I would expect Wilesco and Ministeam have a similar contract with him. It was Doug at Ministeam who brought Karsten to Wilesco, made the intro and put the deal together. 

If my conclusions are incorrect, please let me know. 
In other words, if anyone has actually acquired a Jensen Turbine or Wilesco Turbine, directly from Karsten, we should know there is a possible source.

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Let me know when Txlabman is back on if that's possible.

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Karsten has proven unreliable multiple times in the past.
That said, he is a very talented and skilled artisan.

Also consider that, per contract, he may cannot make a Jensen Turbine for a his private customers.
I believe there are ethical and legal issues prevent this.


I would expect Wilesco and Ministeam have a similar contract with him. It was Doug at Ministeam who brought Karsten to Wilesco, made the intro and put the deal together.

If my conclusions are incorrect, please let me know.
In other words, if anyone has actually acquired a Jensen Turbine or Wilesco Turbine, directly from Karsten, we should know there is a possible source.

Gil

Good point hadn’t thought of copies being made
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Karsten has proven unreliable multiple times in the past.
That said, he is a very talented and skilled artisan.

Also consider that, per contract, he may cannot make a Jensen Turbine for a his private customers.
I believe there are ethical and legal issues prevent this.

I would expect Wilesco and Ministeam have a similar contract with him. It was Doug at Ministeam who brought Karsten to Wilesco, made the intro and put the deal together.

If my conclusions are incorrect, please let me know.
In other words, if anyone has actually acquired a Jensen Turbine or Wilesco Turbine, directly from Karsten, we should know there is a possible source.

Gil

I have bought a Gintschel T125 style turbine directly from Carsten and he delivered it modified (on my request) with a smaller base and a wide exhaust pipe placed where the Wilesco model has just some exhaust holes. It is coupled to a generator as well. It is very nicely made, I am quite happy with it.

He also made several turbine models, different from the Wilesco and Jensen models, and they looked even nicer.

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Doug, as for trains you can run off our steam engine generators, I found Bachmann N scale sets run great off my Jensen 51 replica which has a DC stepper motor built in that makes ample power to run several accessories at the same time. The Blue Thunder generator often mentioned on here uses the same stepper motor setup.

Amazon sells the Bachmann sets...typical set with engine, four cars and track will run about $110 delivered.  I once tried to get one of Karsten's train sets, but initially thought he wanted too much $$$...later they were simply unavailable.  The N scale works perfectly and sitting on the track it stands about 1 inch tall.  I love mine. You can also get more rolling stock easily.  Just don't match Bachmann and Kato N scale cars, their couplers don't work well together.

Roger
Thanks roger for the info. I had a blue thunder
 But sold it some time at could you possibly give me a link to the correct stepper motor it used?
I wish I had bought Karsten,s train while available!
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Karsten’s trains might still be available, send him an email  ;)
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