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Date: 05/03/19 07:08
A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: miniempire

Rich Casford at the throttle of the Riverside Live Steamers 1/8" scale Big Boy.




Date: 05/03/19 07:13
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: atsf121

Now that would be a ride!

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Date: 05/03/19 08:11
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: snoopy51

WOW WE 
No wonder they call it a BIG BOY.
nice photo please show more.?



Date: 05/03/19 10:13
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: ATSF3751

snoopy51 Wrote:
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> WOW WE 
> No wonder they call it a BIG BOY.
> nice photo please show more.?

Appearently....as the story goes....some shop worker took a look at the first loco when it arrived and wrote in chalk on the smokebox front "big boy". The name stuck. 



Date: 05/03/19 14:10
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: Amtrak784

4026? Interesting, a fantasy scheme perhaps of additional Big Boys beyond the 1st 25?



Date: 05/03/19 16:34
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: PHall

Amtrak784 Wrote:
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> 4026? Interesting, a fantasy scheme perhaps of
> additional Big Boys beyond the 1st 25?

It's not a "perfect" model, nothing ever is, but the number keeps the rivet counters at bay.



Date: 05/03/19 19:51
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: kpcmcpkva

I seem to remember from a  picture in TRAINS magazine that the term Big Boy was scribbled on the smoke box
of the first or an early unit while under constuction at Alco.    



Date: 05/03/19 20:11
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: DKay

Tom's masterpiece,now residing in New Zealand.Well done UP steam crew.
Regards,dK




Date: 05/04/19 07:39
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: KV1guy

These live steam bigboys, whats the actual drawbar effort on one of these monsters?  And please if someone repsonds, have the facts...not speculation.



Date: 05/05/19 06:18
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: Bob3985

ATSF3751 Wrote:
> Appearently....as the story goes....some shop
> worker took a look at the first loco when it
> arrived and wrote in chalk on the smokebox front
> "big boy". The name stuck. 

The 4-8-8-4 locomotives were originally to be called the Wahsatch class. However at the American Locomotive Company's Schnectady works one of their employees chalked "Big Boy" on the smokebox door and that moniker stuck to this class of locomotive ever since.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 05/05/19 06:53
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: miniempire

Here's a few more.






Date: 05/05/19 07:37
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: GBW309

Amazing work.  Any idea what it weighs? 

Dave



Date: 05/05/19 10:07
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: miniempire

GBW309 Wrote:
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> Amazing work.  Any idea what it weighs? 
>
> Dave

Hi Dave,
I don't know however our Club Northern weighs in at just under 1,600 lbs I'm told.
So I could easily see the overall weight of the engine knocking on the door of 1,800 lbs.

Brook



Date: 05/07/19 14:33
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



Date: 05/08/19 04:51
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: SPDRGWfan

It's pretty freakin awesome although I still find it kinda wierd to see a "giant" riding on it!  :-p



Date: 05/08/19 14:27
Re: A little more "Big Boy Mania"
Author: jointauthority

The Big Boy is cool but that 487 looks amazing!

DKay Wrote:
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> Tom's masterpiece,now residing in New Zealand.Well
> done UP steam crew.
> Regards,dK

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