When my feet are off the road
An HOn30 Class A Climax locomotive
To move stuff around on any kind of railroad, real or model, requires some sort of locomotive power. There are any number of models available on the market and cost hundreds of dollars but I'm not rich, so have to approach the situation from another angle. The easiest way is to construct one on top of a motorized chassis like I used to. I already have one, but there is another possibility.
Climax locomtives were primarily used on logging railroads, mainly standard gauge (but who's measuring). Once the logging company had the loco they often ended up changing things in situ. There were a number of varieties and the locomotives were very good on rough trackage.
Jan 07, 2021
The Tomytec TM-21 basically distintigrated after several runs. The gears started overlapping in the gearbox and there was no way to take the thing apartit was trashed. So a Class A Climax won't be made, unless I can find a Kato chassis that will work.
Oct 10, 2020