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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 16, 2018 5:28 PM EST
    • December 5, 2018 11:32 AM EST
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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.

    • December 13, 2018 11:27 AM EST
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      That's really well done, John.

       

      Did you use India ink for the weathering?

      This post was edited by Steve Featherkile at December 14, 2018 10:33 AM EST
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    • December 14, 2018 9:14 AM EST
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      John Bouck said:

       

        

      Those overlapping corner joints are a point of interest.

    • December 14, 2018 10:38 AM EST
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      It has an ink wash. Some rust and dirt is still yet to be added. I may change out the sitting figure for a standing one as well.

      The lettering is real paint, not decals. That was a first for me.

      Dennis Thompson saw it running yesterday and liked it for a "what if" model.

       

      This post was edited by John Bouck at December 14, 2018 10:43 AM EST
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    • December 16, 2018 1:30 PM EST

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      John & Group:

      Haven't been on this forum for a while and just saw your post and photos John.  Seeing it in person was the best treat but your construction photos I really appreciate.  It is a really good model; runs and sounds good.  Merry Christmas, Dennis

    • December 16, 2018 2:38 PM EST
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      You need to drop in from time to time, Dennis.

      If you go to my albums you can see most of the 1:20.3 builds and now I'm putting some 7/8 builds in the albums.

       

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/albums/manage

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