If you've checked out the "Blog" section on this website you might have noticed a post titled "How to Re-Motor HO Scale Roundhouse Climax & Box Cab Locos". To whit, we have a great affinity for vintage Roundhouse Climax and Box Cab loco kits and in their modification and preservation. This being said when, in our travels, we happened on an equally vintage "Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff" 1050 Static Hommer Wood Climax Locomotive Kit we immediately snapped it up. One key word in the description of this great old kit is "Static" to which we said "Nay, Nay".
Having an equal affinity for the awesome Stanton Drives from Northwest Shortline, the "Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff" 1050 Static Hommer Wood Climax Locomotive Kit took up immediate residence on our bench for engineering, motorization and lighting design, paint and assembly. This process mimicked the design and build of the real world Climax logging locomotives many of which were one-of-a-kind and built on site from the parts and materials immediately on hand. Our finished Hommer Climax is true to this tradition and features our own unique design and paint scheme. You will never see another like it.
A Note on our MRRHQ Custom Built Locomotives:
Building custom model locomotives is both a labor of love and a mission to offer unique working models to the Model Railroading public. This being said, if one were to compare our offer price to the component cost, any reasonable hourly labor rate and the build time required, It is neither a practical nor profitable endeavor. Hopefully, however, it is an appreciated one.
Custom Design, Motorization and Lighting by MRRHQ.
NWSL Shortline 39274-4 1210 Stanton Drive Equipped w/Custom Side Frames.
33" Drive Wheels.
Spring Loaded Operating Leading Truck w/33" Wheels.