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climax weathered


This Bachmann Climax belongs to my friend Jim Arbuckle, and sustained some damage when dropped.  Rick Marty installed a new truck, and repaired the damage.  Club member Randy Fink installed sound, and I painted and weathered it, and added all the detail parts.  Jim uses stock Bachmann couplers on his equipment.  The arm rests, and seat cushions are patch material, glued over a scrap piece of wood, and a washer for the cushion.  The coal shovel in the cab is a standard plastic Bachmann item, nearly all the rest of the castings are Ozark Miniatures. For the grease pot I used a watering pot casting, cut off the spout and handle, and added a bucket handle.  The hose is solder wraped around the sand dome.  The figure is a Bachmann with his feet shortened, painted and dry brushed over Kleenex.  Cable on the pilot beam is painted elastic thread, and the fitting is a extra left over cable tensioner, from a Schromberg Scale Products water tank.  You can see it in the pictures on the home page.  Oh what fun it was drilling the two holes in those resin castings.


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