Bob's Big Boy....

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

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Don't let that get you down Bob. You know that in a few years us poor folk will be pulling those BLIs out of the junkboxes at the trainshows:D :D :rolleyes:
    It wasn't that long ago that I was wishing for P2Ks
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Looks good Bob.Better than my "Out of the box" Rivorrossi!
    Like the post card too....Can I have a copy?.
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Sure, Ed, PM me an email address and I'll send it off to you. Thanks, Deano and Miles, I prefer the Big Boy, too. I'd lose a lot of sleep if I parted with the kind of coin those BLIs go for. You're right, Ray, we'll be pullin' these outta the swap meet junk boxes while they'll be ooooin' and ahhhin' over the latest in miniature steam powered and diesel lokeys with sound and life like animated crews...sigh:rolleyes: :D

    Videos of ol' Forty-oh-five weathered and rollin'...
  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I always thought likelike animated crews would be nice, but I think the cat would make quick work of them, and you'd have to feed, protect, and clean up after 'em! :rolleyes: Unless they're holograms! :eek:

    Your work is so amazing I watched each viedo at least 5 times!
  5. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    Excellent work on the weathering of those, and the vids were great too!!:thumb: I wonder if I can get my 4-8-4 to work that good...lolsign1
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Nice vids, Bob, but your railroad won't make much revenue off that lockey if all it hauls is a cabboose!
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member secret for smooth runnin' lokeys:thumb:
  8. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    sign1 Say, is this thread a sticky?
  9. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Gil, with such a beatiful engine and nice pics and videos, this thread should stay on top :thumb: .
  10. AmericanAirFan

    AmericanAirFan New Member

    Awesome what kind of radius track do you need for the good old 4-8-8-4?
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, AHM/Rivarossis are actually designed to go around 18" curves---they look ridiculous doing it---but, they can do it. My minimum is 22", still ridiculous but they like it much better as far as mechanics go. The curves at the club are 32".
  12. petey

    petey Member

    Hi Bob,
    I went back to your older thread concerning that Bachmann 4-8-4. I was amazed that the thread is still running. Anyway, I posted a message there for you, concerning my latest loco rescue, don't know how to put pics on this forum so I quoted my auction number, which, of course has pictures. When I saw this thread, I thought you had upstaged me, but not quite. If you're interested, check it out.:wave:
  13. petey

    petey Member

    Big Boy

    Hey Bob,
    Check this out for many parts: #230018700938. It's a Monogram Big Boy plastic kit. Oodles of parts for cheap, and one of the biggest benefits is a centipede tender, which Bowser makes a electrifying kit for. I've used this and the Hudson kit for parts purposes.
    There is, on occassion, a plastic kit for the, Reading/Chessie, T1, on eBay. Not much time left on this auction.
  14. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, Pete, I'm good for this project though I've pondered assembling one of those pups from time to time.
  15. UPBigBoy4008

    UPBigBoy4008 New Member


    Your Big Boy looks fantastic and let me say you've done one hell of a job on the weathering. I own a Rivarossi Big Boy, the only thing I've done to it was replace the front end coupler with one that works. It's still in it's new condition and I've broke it in a few years back. The only thing I want to do is build a big layout to run it on. Problem is finding a bigger home to do that.
  16. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Bob she looks brilliant mate.
    One to be proud of.
    I too like your.:thumb:
  17. zedob

    zedob Member

    bob, great looking weathering job.:thumb: The water stains on the tender are to die for.:thumb:
  18. zedob

    zedob Member


    My last post was my "666th", does it mean I'm going to burn in some eternal flame?:cry:

    Oh wait, this one is my 667th, so I gues I'm clear. Whew.:thumb:
  19. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, Chris, zedob, I do appreciate the kind words, especially since it's been so long since my last steamer weathering job.

    Welcome to The Gauge, UP:wave: Thanks for the kind comments. I can only run mine on the club layout myself. Even with 32" radius curves it still looks a bit uncomfortable.

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