Bob's Big Boy....

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by shaygetz, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, Miles.

    Final assembly is done. First I cleaned oversprayed paint off of the running gear by dipping a Q-tip in laquer thinner and applying it to the drivers as they spun under power. I also cleaned the pilot and trailing trucks by manually spinning those wheels. No extra parts found:thumb:

    It's raining today so I'll try for better pics tomorrow...these'll do for now.

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Bob you`ll get her up to spec soon.
    She looks Great.:thumb:
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, Chris, good to hear from you:thumb:

    What a difference the sun to run around the club layout:thumb:

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  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Bob, WOW!!!, that Big Boy is just slap OUTSTANDING!!!:thumb: :thumb: you really did a GREAT job on her:thumb::D. THANK YOU for sharing!!:thumb: :D -Deano
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, Deano, I appreciate that coming from a UP fan...and, no, I ain't gonna hug it:thumb:
  6. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    That looks just unbelievable Bob! Nice weathering.
  7. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    I'd say that's one of the best loco jobs we've seen around here, Bob!:thumb:
    Only thing missing is bugs on the headlamp!:D:D Congratulations!
  8. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looks great Bob.:thumb:
    Yep, One of the best.
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Fantastic Work Bob.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Nice job!
    I always use those paints(Don't tell my Better-Half, she uses them on her ceramics) that you get from Wally-World.
    My Rivorossi Big Boy still looks like it came out of the box(It was a B-Day present)......Not as good as yours.
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, guys, I really do appreciate the kind words. Aside from my HOn30 0-6-0 Porter and my B&O Docksider, this is the first steamer I've weathered in over 25 years (note the glaring lack of weathering on almost all my locos on my webpage) Somewhere I got skittish and couldn't bring myself to do them 'til this old boy came along and forced my hand. Now I'm gleefully scanning my display case wondering which one's next:thumb:

    Time to break out those paints, Ed:D Oh...I found me a "postcard", too:wave:

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  12. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

  13. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    :thumb: :wave: :) :cool: aussie bounce7 jawdrop COOL!!!:)

    Did you ever finish that bachmann Northern? The really neat one with the scratchbuilt pilot? I'd love to see that all painted n' weathered! :thumb:
  14. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member

    jawdropNice... Everything about this project is just awesome, and the video is icing on the cake.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  15. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Great Weathering, I'm bookmarking this one for my current engine project.
  16. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Wow...How do I keep from slobbering all over my keyboard??? Fantastic job...!!!!

    And to think I passed one up on eBay...
  17. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    GREAT postcard Bob!!!:thumb: :thumb: :D NICE vid too!!:thumb: AGAIN, NICE job on that Big Boy;), i too, would be PROUD to have her:thumb::D. THANKS!:D -Deano
  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, guys. I had her out at the club tonight and took this side by side with a younger club member's BLI American Freedom Train( a 14 year old with a BLI steamer:rolleyes: is there no justice?). We called the moment "Beauty and the Beast":thumb:

    I also got two more really nice videos that I will post tomorrow.

    Miles, that Northern will get "the treatment" this weekend.:thumb:

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  19. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Bob, its a Big Boy, for the record, yours IS, the BETTER of the two:thumb: :D -Deano
  20. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I concur dean! Also I think that BLI steamer wpuld be better in the hands of a particular 16 year old, ME! :p sign1

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