Baby got new shuz...

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by shaygetz, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    The yard goat is finally out of the shop. It's a highly modified Athearn Hustler with added handrails, ladder, 3 chime horn, new headlight and airhoses. It's been remotored from it's original rubber band drive to an Accurate Lighting motor with an Ernst gear set. It also has a Lentz decoder which made for the need for the aforementioned shoes. 4 wheels couldn't pick up enough juice for the decoder soze the shop crew added sliders just ahead and behind the drivers. They're inspectin' them now, just to make sure the tourists can't see 'em.

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    This is really neat. Anymore pictures??
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice work shaygetz
    As Dick says, more photos please
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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Ma poor P166 just hates it when I use my digital camera and then have the nerve to ask it to do a file transfer. Any how, here goes...Engineer's side

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Crispy Crinkles, Batdude, it did it. Now for the brakeman's side...

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks for the comments. Those familiar with the Hustler will note the fan has bee removed, the windows directly over the hood have been blanked over, a door has been made and steps have been added to the corners. There are also lift rings and spark deflectors added. Billy Joe Ray Bob, the brakeman is permanently attached.
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    That Billy Joe Ray Bob is one lucky dud. Yeah Baby :eek: :eek: :eek:
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    Very nice! I like the open door on that unit..:D
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    Neat little "critter" you got there! :cool:
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    Thanks for the kind remarks, it was an experiment to see just how realistic looking a locomotive a modified Hustler could make. In the end I felt like one of those guys who just finished restoring a classic auto, emensely satisfied and entirely unwilling to wager a guess on the final price tag, took as long, too. Oh...the open door is for Hyram, the engineer. Apparently Billy Joe Ray Bob only showers weekly:eek: