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  • #46
    Is the headlight sagging in the last pic? Never had a Climax with a sag like that....id="blue">

    Sorry if that last was a bit off color... [B)]
    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

    Cedar Swamp
    SW of Manistique, MI

    AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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    • #47
      quote:


      Originally posted by Railrunner130


      Wonderful job so far.

      I've built one of these and was disappointed. Mainly disappointed in my own skills. To me, the wood needs to be removed from the sides/front (and possibly cab) and replaced with real wood. My thought is that nothing looks like wood but wood. Unfortunately, I lack the time, talent and skills to do such a thing.

      Good luck! I'll be watching and hopefully learning!


      Thanks for your comments. Yes, I also believe that nothing looks as good as real wood. However, in a circumstance like how this Climax is made-up, plastic using good wood color paints and weathering to the wood parts can come out looking pretty well. One good example is the one Dean Kershner of Geared Steam did in the picture attached.




      Louis L&R Western Railroad
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #48
        quote:


        Originally posted by railman28


        Louise, You're doing a good job on this model. the headlight information is helpful to me.

        Bob


        Thanks Bob! I am glad I was able to give you an idea, your modeling and website has helped me out plenty.


        Louis L&R Western Railroad
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #49
          quote:


          Originally posted by k9wrangler


          Is the headlight sagging in the last pic? Never had a Climax with a sag like that....id="blue">

          Sorry if that last was a bit off color... [B)]


          Karl, that picture shows the headlight bracket and headlight temporally setting there unglued, just for the look and idea of how it was put into place.

          Like the little blue pill, for your situation, ACC glue will straighten up the headlight bracket situation.


          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #50
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            Louis L&R Western Railroad
            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • #51
              Superb! Can’t wait for paint!
              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

              Cedar Swamp
              SW of Manistique, MI

              AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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              • #52
                quote:


                Originally posted by k9wrangler


                Superb! Can’t wait for paint!


                Thanks Karl, for now primer will have to do.


                Louis L&R Western Railroad
                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                • #53
                  For those of you that don’t mind watching paint dry, the Climax has been placed into the paint shop for the primer coat. Next, I’ll be painting the Climax black, with the Climax plastic wood painted to look like wood, if that is possible for me to make it look right.










                  Louis L&R Western Railroad
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • #54
                    Louis, you sure made a lot of cuts in the Climax. But you're on the road to a good looking and running loco.
                    Frank

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                    • #55
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by Frank Palmer


                      Louis, you sure made a lot of cuts in the Climax. But you're on the road to a good looking and running loco.


                      Thanks Frank. With the old motor system that MDC had, they needed the Climax shell to be so tall to fit over the motor, and chassis. With the newer motor power the shell can be cut down and look more prototypical. Their same motor and chassis used for the Climax, was originally built for their Box Cab Loco.


                      Louis L&R Western Railroad
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • #56
                        Looking good, Louis! Watching paint dry is watching progress in action, so don't worry about it!

                        Pete

                        in Michigan

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                        • #57
                          I think you can, I think you can......
                          It's only make-believe

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                          • #58
                            quote:


                            Lou sez... Yes, I also believe that nothing looks as good as real wood.


                            Just part of a splinter group , just axe me...
                            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                            Cedar Swamp
                            SW of Manistique, MI

                            AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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                            • #59
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Orionvp17


                              Looking good, Louis! Watching paint dry is watching progress in action, so don't worry about it!

                              Pete

                              in Michigan


                              Thanks Pete! [:-cowboy] :up:


                              Louis L&R Western Railroad
                              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                              • #60
                                quote:


                                Originally posted by railman28


                                I think you can, I think you can......


                                Bob, thanks!


                                Louis L&R Western Railroad
                                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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