FM infant Trainmaster

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Ray Marinaccio, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I combined an old Athearn Hustler chassis and a butchered Trainmaster shell from a junk box to come up with this.

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  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Havin' computer problems. Must be them solar flares.
  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I like it.It's the wrong scale,but I like it anyway.:D
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I love it Ray!!:cool:
    Bet there weren't too many of those on the Pennsy roster!:D
  5. belg

    belg Member

    Ray that is a very nice looking kitbash! I'm scared to pull a chassis of a loco to check for lube or debris,I don't think I'll ever have enough chops to attempt something like this.
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Ray,
    Thats a great kitbashed little critter, now if only it was 0n30 Hmmm
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah Ray, up to your usual high standards of workmanship and imagination. Some day I'm coming up there and see how you do these things.:) :)

  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That do put the "baby" in baby trainmaster!:D :D
    Take the cab off, and you'd have a neat lookin hustler "B" unit.

    a hustler B unit..................hmmmmmm.
  9. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Cool! That'll turn heads in the old yard! :)
  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    That's a neat little critter Ray! :cool:
  11. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Thanks everyone.
    Pete, Do you mean something like this? It's something I built back in the 70s. I think it's do for a rebuild.

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  12. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Nice critters, Ray! Have you got the rubber band drive or gear conversion?
  13. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    You can usually get the Hustlers and AHM Plymouths on ebay for chump change, which really take the teeth outa your first engine bash. :D :D :D
  14. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Cute little critters Ray.... I can see the Trainmaster part as I have a Atlas Trainmaster.
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Nice kitbash Ray.
    The "solar flares" give a unique look to the project.
  16. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Thanks again.
    Jon, all my Hustlers are the old style belt drives with the pointed axle ends and the Hi-F motor that the ernst regear kits won't fit. I have one of the kits and was thinking of modifying it to fit, just haven't got around to it yet.
    I agree that if you want to get into bashing locos, to get some of these cheap trainset locos and have at it. If you screw up, throw it in the parts box, no loss. I've screwed up my share of them, But learned a lot from it.
    I'm not sure why the photo turned out like that. Not all the ones I took that night did that. ?
  17. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    I Love It!

    Ray, I just had to laugh out loud when I saw that. Hope you don't mind. An absolutely hilarious tongue-in-cheek model...but one so beautifully done that it actually "coulda been".

    Like Shamus, I am seriously wondering about the On30 possibilities. Just a larger cab, and...
  18. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Glad you enjoyed it Steve. I like to build "what if' models once in a while to break up the manotiny of counting rivits and such.
    If you think it's funny looking standing alone, you should see it being dwarfed by the cars that it's pulling.
    Because of the long wheel base the Hustler has I think it would be a great base for an On30 loco. I'd definitly install the Ernst gear kit .
  19. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Yeah! something like that! Neat!:cool:
  20. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    ray great bash i think EDM liked your idea.:D :D

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