Class A Climax How-to question

Discussion in 'On30 Forum' started by loggeron30, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. loggeron30

    loggeron30 New Member

    Hi all,
    Would anyone be interested in a "how-to" on building a Class A T-boiler Climax for On30? I am currently converting an Athearn SW1500 of which I had seveal miss-haps before I got a simple T-boiler figured out for this. I still am working on the water tank but that is the easy part. I warn you..this is a very backwoods looking loco! As to cost, I would say it is under $60.00 including the drive train so it should fit into anyones budget. for castings you will need a dome, headlight, and stack, anything else on the boiler as far as gauges, pipes, throttle, Johnson Bar is up to you.
    Anyhow, if there is enough interest I will put something together.
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    I don't model in On30, but I'd still like to see this!

  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I'm not much of a fan of class A Climaxes,but I think your how to would be a great addition to the Gauge.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I agree with Catt - it would definatly be welcome here :) :)
  5. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Can you modife it and do one for 3 rail O gauge?
  6. loggeron30

    loggeron30 New Member

    Ok gents, I will put something together. For the most part the only thing left is the cab. I finished everything else last night on the backhead. I just wanted to add some additional pipes, valves, etc, yada, yada yada.
    Not sure if it can be done with 3-rail but it is a very easy project which was want I wanted to come up with. I think with the right drive train it would work.
  7. loggeron30

    loggeron30 New Member

    OK Gents, I just finished the model and am about 2/3 of the way finished with the how to. I thought I would post a quick picture of the finished model to see what you thought.


    To date, this is a very detailed How-to which I will post a separate thread for it. Anyhow, that's your sneak peek. Hope you like her!
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Ken -

    I saw the picture and thought you were going to give us instructions like "cut all pieces and assemble to match picture"...! ;) :D

    It's going ot be nice to see how you put her all together.


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