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Date: 10/16/20 15:30
RDCs in the Rainbow Canyon Trestle
Author: santafedan

My very old Athaern RDCs with the rubber band drive replaced with the Earnst gear drive.
The tourists riding the RDCs get a thrill when the train stops on the trestle for a photo op of the canyon.








Date: 10/16/20 16:36
Re: RDCs in the Rainbow Canyon Trestle
Author: MojaveBill

I had an Athearn Hustler with a rubber band drive.
Times have certainly changed!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 10/16/20 16:38
Re: RDCs in the Rainbow Canyon Trestle
Author: boejoe

Hi Dan;
  Haven't seen old Athearn RDC's in quite a while.  Is the Earnst drive noisy?  I saw component parts years ago and wondered if all the brass gears might be a problem.
jb



Date: 10/16/20 17:04
Re: RDCs in the Rainbow Canyon Trestle
Author: wabash2800

Thanks for sharing Dan.

Old Irv from Athearn helped the hobby grow with reasonbly priced models of locos and cars. His models may not be up to today's standards, but we sure had fun. The blue box kits were a snap to build too. And the rolling stock was durable. 

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/16/20 20:10 by wabash2800.



Date: 10/16/20 17:13
Re: RDCs in the Rainbow Canyon Trestle
Author: BostonMaine

Excellent Dan.



Date: 10/16/20 18:17
Re: RDCs in the Rainbow Canyon Trestle
Author: santafedan

boejoe Wrote:
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> Hi Dan;
>   Haven't seen old Athearn RDC's in quite a
> while.  Is the Earnst drive noisy?  I saw
> component parts years ago and wondered if all the
> brass gears might be a problem.
> jb

Let's say you will know where they are.



Date: 10/17/20 10:15
Re: RDCs in the Rainbow Canyon Trestle
Author: EL-SD45-3632

boejoe Wrote:
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> Hi Dan;
>   Haven't seen old Athearn RDC's in quite a
> while.  Is the Earnst drive noisy?  I saw
> component parts years ago and wondered if all the
> brass gears might be a problem.
> jb

Of all the Earnst gear sets I have non are brass, only plastic. 



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