The next shunter I made was powered by another Athearn switcher chassis that I had been given.
Again it is a purely freelance design and was built out of plasticard on the base Athearn switcher basic footplate that had had the body removed.
I removed one of the flywheels and a drive shaft to give more room at the back end for the cab and this allowed a seated driver figure to be fitted in.
The body is the usual bodge with a couple of doors to allow access into the engine compartment. The radiator was from an Athearn Hustler body and it is open to allow air in to keep the five pole motor cool. It’s got the usual handrails and bits of rope and chain hanging from them. It has link and pin couplers at both ends.
The body is slightly weighted, the Athearn chassis on its own is quite heavy so it is a nice slow runner.
It is painted in a faded industrial green colour with a little wear and tear weathering.