Starting On30 Class-A climax

Discussion in 'On30 Forum' started by Dragon, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Dragon

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    Decided since I couldn't afford to buy one of Bachmann's On30 Climax locos, I'd take some spare parts lying around, and some PVC from the local Chase-Pitkin, and a On30 Wooden Shay cab kit to start scratchbuilding an On30 Class-A climax.


    http://www.frontiernet.net/~blkbear/DCP_1226.JPG


    I'd imbed the pic...but it's rather large.



    What do ya'll think?




    Michael
  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I would say that your off to a great start Michael.
  3. Drew1125

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    Very nice work, Michael!

    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  4. Dragon

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  5. shaygetz

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    I knew On30 was big but, looking at your carpentry on that loco, I didn't know it was big enough to use power tools:D Mighty fine jointery on the wood work:thumb:
  6. Dragon

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    The wood is actually a Banta Modelworks replacement On30 Shay cab. I can't bring myself to actually remove the cab from my Bachmann Shay (yet?) so I decided to use it for a new engine.

    The big pic is due to my Kodak DX3900 digital camera. Every so often I get a good, close pic to come out right.

    I have another Banta kit for a Camp Shower Car that is destined for my only flat car, once I take the time to assemble it.
  7. Haggis

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    Looks great, I have bought the new Climax, and its a beautiful loco, was hoping to try my hand at weathering it, but very scared i mess it up.