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    • December 5, 2018 11:20 AM EST
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      "Could have been" 7/8 Class A/B Climax

      Dennis Thompson is a good friend of mine. I have his book, the "Climax Locomotive". I spoke to him about building a Class A Climax in 7/8. Using his book as a reference and his drawings,

      after considering the design, I decided on a Class B. After research, we found one example of a Class B in a semi enclosed body with a tender. It was a shortline back East somewhere.

      So I started my build of a 7/8 scale Class A/B (as Dennis called it, jokingly.

       

       

      The donor was a Bachmann Climax 

       

       

       

       

       

       

      And the tender, which had a wooden water tank.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by John Bouck at December 8, 2018 8:12 PM EST
    • December 5, 2018 11:32 AM EST
      • Pleasanton, CA
         
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      Nicely done. Clever use of your "donor" climax mixed with well executed scratch building. The final result is terrific.

    • December 5, 2018 12:33 PM EST
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      One of the photos that inspired the project.

       

    • December 5, 2018 2:11 PM EST
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      Very nicely done

    • December 8, 2018 9:27 AM EST
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      Very nice . . . 

       

      Where did you get stake pockets and like & pin coupler stuff ? 

    • December 8, 2018 9:48 AM EST
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      Nice work John. Love it!!!

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    • December 8, 2018 10:51 AM EST
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      Narrow Gauge Lover said:

      Very nice . . . 

       

      Where did you get stake pockets and like & pin coupler stuff ? 

       

       

       

      I got those from the 7/8 section at Ozark Miniatures.  Other than The Train Department , I don't know of any 7/8 suppliers in the US.

       

    • December 8, 2018 3:26 PM EST
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      John Bouck said:
      Narrow Gauge Lover said:

      Very nice . . . 

       

      Where did you get stake pockets and like & pin coupler stuff ? 

       

       

       

      I got those from the 7/8 section at Ozark Miniatures.  Other than The Train Department , I don't know of any 7/8 suppliers in the US.

       

      Thanks, . . I'll contact them.  I have som "G" stuff that I'm converting to 7/8 n2

       

       

    • December 10, 2018 2:47 AM EST
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      Sweet.

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