Scratchbuild a N-scale Climax

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  1. Waldbahner

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    Hello all,

    here are my first ideas to scratchbuild my first loco for logging operations in N-scale.
    Prototyp will be a class a Climax with boot-typ boiler.
    For drivemechanisem, I'm using a model of a german roadswitcher from Fleischmann.
    Yesterday, I've started to cut away the truck mounted couplers and I've started the superstructure. I'll post you some pictures next time.

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  2. Tyson Rayles

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  3. Waldbahner

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    Hi,

    this post was one of the inspirations I needed to start my work ;)
    Very nice model. I hope my model can reach your climax after finish.
  4. Tyson Rayles

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    Looking forward to it Gerd!
  5. Waldbahner

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    Hello all,

    the work is done and I will post some pictures this evening or tomorrow. At the Moment, I'm working on five logging flatcars.
  6. Waldbahner

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    Here are the pics of my climax

    Hello all,

    some time again, a friend called me a "quick-basher". I don't know why ;)
    Here is the result of 2 evenings on my workbench (arround 8 huors).

    Some parts are still missing like steps, figures, firewood, details like chains and other parts. This will come tomorrow.

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  7. Waldbahner

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    Pics of cars

    By thw way. In the same time, I build my 5 logging flatcars and a watercar. The frameworks are old-style tankcars from microtrains. The tanker was modified with wooden decking.
    The caboose is a microtrain model and will be detailed next time.

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  8. Tyson Rayles

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    Looking great Gerd!
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    :wave: Very nice. Keep us posted. :thumb: :thumb: ,Jim
  10. Waldbahner

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    Thanks for the comments.
    Yesterday, I've started with an other project in N-scale. A tunnel-log-loader. The prototyp Cody loader with wooden tunnel-frame and fixed boom. More to come this evening. You can find pictures of the prototyp at www.steaminthewoods.com
    I'm also working on the detailparts of the climax.
  11. Lighthorseman

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    Wow!

    Very, very nice work, Gerd! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: (oder, Herr Schnell-Bascher, vielleicht? :D )

    Wir warten auf ihrer Logging-Caboose bash!
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great scratchbuilding Gerd.
  13. jon-monon

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    Very nice, Gerd, or may I call you quickbasher? ;) What kind of trucks are you using on the log buggies?
  14. Waldbahner

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    There are Bettendorf-trucks under my logcars. Some time ago, I've got 6 MTL-tankcars, that has been used to build the five logcars and the watercar. I've removed the tank and glued a wooden decking on the frame.

    Here are 3 new progress pics out of my workshop. I've spend some time on weathering the watercar and climax, and have dome the anounced caboose-bash.
    By the way, sorry for the bad quality next time. The other digicam is with my parents in holiday ;-)

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  15. Waldbahner

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    Here is a first shot of my logloader in progress.

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