Big Boy N Scale

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Mike P, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Mike P

    Mike P New Member

    Hi everyone, I currently have a Challanger N Scale engine which I cherish greatly, I had a question does anyone know if Big Boys are made in N Scale and if so who makes them?
  2. absnut

    absnut Member

  3. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    Hello Neighbor!

    Hi to my Murrysville neighbor, from your Monroeville/Eastmont neighbor.
  4. sams

    sams Member

    there is the CC/RR big-boy...if you can find it ;)
    they do come up for auction on occasion, and seem to command good prices.
    but be sure to ask wouldn't want a $300+ lemon ;)
    they were updated, and the newer ones have much better motors :)
    also, remember one will find it difficult to find spare parts...
    they're unavailable from cc/rr
    you may have to buy a second "junked" big-boy to scavange for parts :(
  5. hswn

    hswn Member

    I have both the Con-Cor Challenger and Big Boy (latter version). Both pull well and have been great attention getters at public shows. I also have one of the earlier release Big Boys that I bought from a friend knowing it had a dead motor and have been planning to remotor it but never have done it. Now that I'm getting into DCC I'm going to want to chip them. I'm modeling Canadian National, but I do like them big steamers. I should get a batch of Yellow cars for the Big Boy to pull. Which brings up a question, what is the correct caboose to put with one of these.
  6. Mike P

    Mike P New Member

    Good Evening, fine day today in Hootersville AKA Murrysville are you also into N scale or one of the other scales?
  7. BNSFtheLeader

    BNSFtheLeader Member

    Yeah you can find them prety well much all day on E-bay but you will pay Collectors price opposed to modelers price. I've been looking for a Challenger for a while now but the prices on them are almost outrageous, I happened to get one from the LHS used for $50.00 and man was I happy I had to customize it but it was worth it.(still need one more but I can wait for that deal)

    Good luck.
  8. sschaer

    sschaer Member

    i have one of the sakatsu bigboys. excellent model. you can even see the smallest valves. unfortunately they require a 24" minimum radius so i can't run it on my current layout.

    beautiful but expensive :-(

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