G Scale Climax

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by N Gauger, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Hi, I finally finished the Weathering and painting of the Bachmann Climax.

    I posted the Finished pics. In the interest of those interested in seeing what it looked like when I started, I am submitting the links to the "begining pics"......





    Original Front View

    Original Side View

    Original Top View

    Original Cab View

    Hope you like them :) :) It's my first time weathering / painting an engine - I've done a couple cars. :) :)

    I did a little extra detailing too - Like I added a Tool box, I removed the "Thread" for the bell & whistle & added brass chains. I also added a weight under the front of the boiler and detailed "Brass handrails" :D
  2. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Hi NGauger

    I remember you saying you were working on this in the chat. But my reply got lost in the conversion. Looks really nice! you did a great job.

    Hm... mabey bigger is better.:D :D

  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Thanks!! -- I was wondering if you would remember that :) :) :)

    btw - It DID take about 5 Hours! :eek:
  4. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Looks great N Gauger, must be nice to model in a large scale. Super job. :eek: :eek:
  5. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    I remember you talking about this in chat also. I glad you got it done. It looks super. Excellent work.
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    You can really do some DETAILING in G scale!:eek: :cool:
    Great job on that one Mikey!
    I really like the footboards, & cab interior!
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Thanks Guys!!!! Hopefully there'll be more to come when I get time again!! :D :D
  8. Gardenrrguy

    Gardenrrguy Member

    I must say, great job!
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Thanks!! and welcome to The Gauge!!

    I like the Sig too! :) :) :)
  10. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member


    N Gauger, that G is sumpin else;) ;) Damn near real, isn't it??!!

  11. absnut

    absnut Member

    That IS a great job, Mike. (But, I still like N better):D

  12. pcentral

    pcentral Member

    Hi Mikey,
    Looks good. I'm thinking about getting a B-mann shay or climax this year, probably at the Big Train Show held in Long Beach, CA. Thats sorta like the mecca of G gauge train shows and a great place to get deals.:D First I have to get busy and get this Class A climax kit from Northeast Trains built and detailed. Steve
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Drew - yeah, it's really detailed. That's why I tried this for my first detailing job.

    absnut - Yeah - N is ok too - it's just not big enoughto have the details show like the larger stuff :) :)

    pcentral - If you have the chioce, remember, the really neat thing about the Shay & Climax is the external workings. Y'know watchin' the gears & pistons working.

    The Shay has the "Working Parts" only on the engines Right Side. If you are going to run it somewhere where most of the time it will be running from your Right to your Left - you won't see anything really moving. The climax has the pistons on both sides & is extremely detailed - down to the fire below the smokebox (3 LED's) It's awesome to watch in low light (dark room) LOL

    Good Luck and Thanks to all of you !!
  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    G - Gauger, Lookig gice! Gow that your doig G gauge are you goig to do a gew gardeg layout! Egjoyed the gice pics, G! :D :D :D Rock on baby...
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's oge way to weed out the people that were got in the chat room LOL

    Go - Go gardeg layout - I dog't have egough room :( :( agd there are way too magy kids arougd here :(

    Thagks!! ROFLMAO
  16. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Mikey my friend, thats a great job of work, I want me one of those in H0 scale next Christmas please. LOL


  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Shamus - Thanks!! Welcome Back!!!

    I can't do detail like this in small scales :) My nerves aren't that good LOL

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