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Chris9017

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« on: July 24, 2010, 02:30:38 AM »

Hello, I saw that Climaxes are coming back, and I am thinking of buying one.  But before I purchase one, I would like to know a few things.   I have a first generation Climax, and I had a lot of problems with it, the gears driving the fly wheel and pistons would always slip, and grind.   So will the new Climaxes receive the same improvement as the shays,  such as new die-cast trucks with new gearing inside?   I would like to know because I hope this will be a better run than the first generation like the shay.   

Thank you, I just joined so I'm new, but I have been collecting Bachmann Trains for years.  The Spectrum 4-4-0s, and 2-6-0s are by far my favorite, and run like tops.




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the Bach-man
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 11:16:58 PM »

Dear Chris,
They'll have improved metal gears, new electronics, and the DCC socket
You'll be impressed!
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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Chris9017

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 12:42:37 AM »

Thank you very much.  I will be sure to get the new generation engine.

What are the stack options?  Lima diamond, classic tapered, and is the last an onion or large balloon?
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paultorrey

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 12:22:46 PM »

Any idea if the new trucks will be backward compatible with the older Climax?  I'd love to purchase new trucks for my older Climax.  Do you know if Bachmann Ind. will offer replacement trucks?

Thanks,

Paul Torrey
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 11:24:03 PM »

Dear Paul,
I'll pass along your request.
Thanks!
the Bach-man
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smcgill


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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 06:18:06 AM »

Any idea if the new trucks will be backward compatible with the older Climax?  I'd love to purchase new trucks for my older Climax.  Do you know if Bachmann Ind. will offer just replacement trucks?

Thanks,

Paul Torrey
Great Idea!!
I second that!!
Sean
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RIrail

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 10:10:17 AM »

Retro new trucks to old Climax idea I think would be great. I 3rd this request!

Steve
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bob kaplan

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2010, 10:32:00 AM »

The description of the new Climax describes it with: "precision-balanced can motor( )."  The old Climax had two motor(s), one for each truck.  Will the new one actually have power transmitted by means of the gearing and use only one "motor?"  Thanks
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mickeykelley

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 11:22:33 PM »

Definitely need retrofit to older Climax. I would purchase.
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Chris9017

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 03:57:09 AM »

I am so glad the Climax is being revamped.  It was probably the most problematic engine along with the first shay.
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