Climax Locomotive Project

2.25 = 12″ Scale Climax Locomotive

Our model Climax locomotive is being built, similar to ones that ran here in the 1920s. The plan and report are here in .pdf format, for viewing or downloading.

Next tasks

  • continue the frame. Drilling; hoping for a tall drill press or Portable magnetic drill
  • design follow-on car
  • choose and buy batteries
  • Test the controller

Frame as of June 11

Photos of our parts and other Climax locomotives:


  • tacked the frame together
  • made the truck-to-Bolster connectors (Dan machined them)
  • Controller arrived June 12