BTTF Time Train, Anyone?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by PRRman, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. PRRman

    PRRman Dum-Dum Pop Addict

    Come on. I'm sure I'm not the only one who saw Back to the Future and thought, "Man, that time machine train thingy would be SO cool to have on my layout!" Obviously, the only way to achieve that would be a severe kitbashing. I'd do it myself, but...I have no experience whatsoever with kitbashing.hamr So, uh...if anyone's working on a model of that (NOT a paper one, I already saw that) or is just plain interested, please post on here, because I'm really bored right now.:p
  2. KentBy

    KentBy GN, NP, SP&S

    Don't forget the Delorean....

    Anyone know where I could pickup a HO Delorean to kit-bash?:twisted:

  3. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    I made one for n-scale as a little kid...using a micromachines Porsch 911. It was sooo much fun to push it around my little n-scale layout with an 0-6-0.

    First you need a car...then you remove the bottom panel an replace it with railroad wheels. You then add whatever you want to make it "look right".
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Look at the current contest for the "Leap Year"...

  5. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    If you find one, let me know. I've been looking for one for 3 years. Reel Rides was supposed to release one last November but it hasn't appeared yet. You can find 1:65 scale, which is close. I started to kitbash a Lamborguini and stopped when I heard about the RR release. Guess I'll have to start up again. I plan on having a couple on the BAD Western. One hidden in the Delgado Mine out by boot hill and another being pushed by a 4-4-0 to 88 mph.
  6. PRRman

    PRRman Dum-Dum Pop Addict

    Not the DeLorean, :curse: it! The train! THE TRAIN! You know, the one Doc was operating at the VERY END?!wall1hamr:killer::winter1::java1:
  7. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Calm down man, the train only had like, 5 minutes of screen time total, and that was at the very end of BTTF 3. Maybe some pics might help:
    SPOILER ALERT: by this point in the trilogy, Marty managed to get the DeLorean destoyed by this guy:
  8. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Get an old Mantua 4-6-0...and then add all sorts of pieces of brass wire and stryene.

    The underlying locomotive is based on Sierra RR #3...which is what Mantua's Roger's 4-6-0 is based on.
  9. PRRman

    PRRman Dum-Dum Pop Addict


    Doc: It's alive! IT'S ALIVE!!!!!:p
    Marty: Doc, it's a train. It's not alive. Did you get into the coffee again?
    Doc: Maybe a little...
  10. PRRman

    PRRman Dum-Dum Pop Addict

    I just killed the thread, didn't I? (wah, wah, waaaaaah....)
  11. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    PRRman, it's fine. I regularly kill my own threads...I make wordy posts and then frequently no one responds :)
  12. PRRman

    PRRman Dum-Dum Pop Addict

    Well, this stinks...
  13. DMC-4-6-0

    DMC-4-6-0 New Member

    Im working on both the versions of the train in HO scale using the Way OLD Mantua 4-6-0's as my starting point. The stock train will just get paint and detailing , but the Time Train will require lots of scratch built stuff JOY :mrgreen:

    I just started the project and found this site while looking for info / pictures. well wish me luck

    Cameron AKA MR Delorean Las Vegas
  14. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Please post progress pics if you can, this is something I'd like to see, too. As for all the extra scratchbuilt details, would taking them off of a paper model design work?
  15. DMC-4-6-0

    DMC-4-6-0 New Member

    If the Paper train and the HO train were the same scale some of the parts would be VERY useful

    Cameron the Delorean Guy Welcome to the Las Vegas DMC Group! my car is the purple color change Delorean :thumb:
  16. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    hmmm, don't know some of the scales and I can't find out, my printer's been kaputz for a week now:curse: Mabye one of the guys over in the card modeling forums can make an HO scale design for you?
  17. DMC-4-6-0

    DMC-4-6-0 New Member

    that would rock out loud if someone could make it HO scale:eek:

    I nabed the file and am looking at using it as ref (since it looks spot on) but I have No clue how to size it to my Mantua HO 4-6-0 to help with making hard parts
  18. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Re: kit-bashing using a paper model as a reference for the train,
    trust me, this link says 'delorean' but it points to the train: - FREE Paper Models » BTTF Delorean
  19. PRRman

    PRRman Dum-Dum Pop Addict

    Sorry, I've been out for awhile. You know, $#!% happens sign1. Anyway, thanks for taking up the challenge, DMC. Like CNWman said, please post progress pics periodically (man, that's a lot of P's):p. Oh, and good luck with it! May your rails stay straight and your boiler stay under pressure:thumb:!

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