Athearn Budd RDC1

Replacement Drive to Seriously Improve Performance.

Budd RDC1

Photo by Mike Powell

This is a simple offer, send me your Athearn Budd RDC1 model with its dated rubber band drive, and for AUD$165 plus shipping, I will re-power it and return it running better than ever. Note that overseas customers only pay AUD$150 as our local Australian taxes do not apply to you. The conversion can also be applied to the dummy RDC1 as well for the same price.

You will get:

  1. A powerful 1628 Mashima motor powering one truck, with a silent 15:1 ratio belt drive.
  2. Large fitted flywheel.
  3. The trailing truck will be fitted with solid nickel-silver wheels, running in precision brass pin-point bearings and fitted with power pickup.
  4. Silent running with excellent low speed performance and realistic top speed.
  5. Can easily be re-wired for DCC control, motor connections are isolated from the frame.
  6. All parts removed during the re-powering are packed and returned to you.

This is actually a pretty good deal, as there is quite a lot of work involved in this conversion, probably more than you are paying for.

This is what the re-powered chassis looks like. In this case the customer's chassis had two different coloured side frames. Note that I remove the existing side frames and attach them to the BullAnt drive unit. The BullAnt belt drive is nothing like the old rubber band drive, it is silent and long-wearing.

Atheran Budd Re-powered

Sending the Model to Hollywood Foundry

Please package your model carefully to ensure it reaches us safely. Our delivery address is: Hollywood Foundry, PO Box 38, Garfield, VIC, 3814, Australia. Normal postal services are the best to get it to us, expensive courier services don't cut it.

Click on the box below to order your Budd RDC Replacement Drive.



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