Proto dummy

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN_Pete, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. CN_Pete

    CN_Pete Member

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    I recently got a few proto frames which are dummys. I want to convert then to powered but i can not find what gears to use in the trucks or what size. It looked like i could use Atheran gears but they do not work. I have done this on many athearn units with great sucess.
    Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone done this?

    any help will be appreciated...
  2. JamesG

    JamesG New Member

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    I am not certain, but aren't the dummies essentially just the body without working parts?
  3. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

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    The Athern units were easy to go back and fourth with, as the frames were the same, so by grabbing some powered trucks, drive shafts and a motor, you could power a dummy easily.

    the proto units may be set up completely differently. I once almost bought an O scale dummy locomotive, and a drive mechanism from the same company for a friend. fortunately I looked before I leaped, as the frames were different, and it would have been hell to mount the body on the driven mechanism.

    Bill Nelson