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  • #16
    Good Morning All

    Just was looking at the NWSL page and it specifically says no replacement gears for the MDC Climax/Box Cab available. So I too am curious what you used and how you did it.

    Thank you

    Mike M

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    • #17
      The part numbers above are drop in replacements.

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      • #18
        Got it.

        So you used 2 separate gears. not a kit.

        Thank you

        Mike M

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        • #19
          Through some serious trial and error, I managed to get my Climax wired up properly. I'm not the smartest when it comes to electricity. Anyhow, I managed to put a yellow LED headlight in. I had to do some kitbashing to get the smokestack I wanted to fit because it touched the headlight.

          Then, I realized the shell doesn't fit. The reason- the wires off the headlight interfere with the flywheel. While the locomotive operates OK without it, I'd prefer to have one in there. I see three options.

          1. Don't worry about it and operate it without the flywheel.

          2. Cut down the flywheel and risk the advantages it provides.

          3. Come up with a suitable replacement.

          Does anyone have any advice in this area?

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          • #20
            Flip the shell around 180 degrees the flywheel goes under the tender

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            • #21
              Geared Steam is right, the shell will snap onto the frame in either direction, HOWEVER in Analog control that will "reverse" the forward motion, in DCC this can be changed by the direction CV's of your decoder.

              Remove and flip the wires to the motor, put the left on the right contact and the right wire on the left contact.....Problem solved.

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              • #22
                I tried flipping it. The wires conflict with the motor instead of the flywheel.

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                • #23
                  If there is room you can build a shield around the flywheel. Here is a pic of the shroud around the flywheel in my MDC shay. the cover is a slip fit under the angles so it can be removed.



                  hope this helps
                  Phil Z

                  POR (press on regardless)

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                  • #24
                    If the shell is thick enough, you could scrape/grind a channel for the wires and hot glue/Goo them into it to keep them clear of flywheel, motor or whatever.
                    James

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                    • #25
                      James, I use black RTV silicone to hold wires in place as you can peel that off and release the wires if needed.
                      Phil Z

                      POR (press on regardless)

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                      • #26
                        Funny, I recently acquired a Boxcab with the same set up. The shell itself is missing many parts, so I'm debating what to do. In researching what others have done, I came upon this thread.

                        BTW- On the earlier project I ended up removing the flywheel. I purchased a Digitrax decoder to put in it when I'm feeling lucky.

                        Anyhow, what are people doing with the Roundhouse Climax/Boxcab bodies? I know there must be some cool/funky things that have been done. Perhaps a Doodlebug/work caboose combo of some sort?

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by Railrunner130


                          Funny, I recently acquired a Boxcab with the same set up. The shell itself is missing many parts, so I'm debating what to do. In researching what others have done, I came upon this thread.

                          BTW- On the earlier project I ended up removing the flywheel. I purchased a Digitrax decoder to put in it when I'm feeling lucky.

                          Anyhow, what are people doing with the Roundhouse Climax/Boxcab bodies? I know there must be some cool/funky things that have been done. Perhaps a Doodlebug/work caboose combo of some sort?


                          Boxcab is open to all kinds of possibilities, boxcab, subway, doodlebug, streetcars ,switcher etc. Improving the running capabilities by swapping a Bachmann 44 ton chassis makes these even better. I love theClimax as it is, just for memory sakes

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                          • #28
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by Railrunner130


                            Funny, I recently acquired a Boxcab with the same set up. The shell itself is missing many parts, so I'm debating what to do. In researching what others have done, I came upon this thread.

                            BTW- On the earlier project I ended up removing the flywheel. I purchased a Digitrax decoder to put in it when I'm feeling lucky.

                            Anyhow, what are people doing with the Roundhouse Climax/Boxcab bodies? I know there must be some cool/funky things that have been done. Perhaps a Doodlebug/work caboose combo of some sort?


                            Boxcab is open to all kinds of possibilities, boxcab, subway, doodlebug, streetcars ,switcher etc. Improving the running capabilities by swapping a Bachmann 44 ton chassis makes these even better. I love theClimax as it is, just for memory sakes

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