A place that has handbuilt houses and other O gauge size buildings is "Roadside America" in Shartlesville PA, near Hamburg and Allentown, and is open to the public. I just bought a near-perfect Athearn Little Hustler on eBay. KayDee brought out a line of N-scale freight cars that came equipped with their knuckle couplers, or could be had with Rapido couplers at a slightly lower price. BTW if you've got an older one with the needle point axle ends, just drill out the cone shaped journals to accept the NWSL blunt end half-axles. On a different note for all you who like to reminisce: They were a joke back in the day and now they're like celebrities. Tyco made some pretty good HO slot cars back then, as did Aurora.
HO ATHEARN HUSTLER A-A DIESEL SWITCHER LOCOMOTIVE W/NWSL PDT POWER TRUCK KD'S
More great sites from Kalmbach Media: For some reason I'm glad to know you haven't scrapped it. This is where the decoder gets its power from the rails. Choices were Floquil, All Nation or m paint. Sounds like the collecting bug has bit!
ATHEARN HO Hustler Rio Grande Diesel Switcher. Converted Motor Runs. Damage - $ | PicClick
Canada's Maritime Provinces 1, posts. Now on to 2 to complete the project. The Hustler frame skirt must be removed from the shell and used. Assembled view ready for testing. They are very smooth and draw very little current making them ideal for DCC or Deltang radio control system. She runs very nicely now and makes a good industrial type switcher.
Believe it or not, we still are selling the remaining few pieces and one remaining set at train shows. After a little filing on the inside of the shell, which I should have done in the first place, it now slides in and out quite nicely. Aurora was an early manufacturer of N-scale trains, marketed in conjunction with Revell. Wouldn't you say a little more than "some traction"? I think it was even unpainted. Your Athearn Hustler, not your dirty magazines I know most of us won't admit to it, but there is a lot of these little guys out there in various jobs and schemes.