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(That's why you will never see any existing 4-8-8-4 excursions to the east coast.) More than likely it looks the same as MTH. So it was towed to it's now home in Pa. Way back in the day when  they were built the rail situation was much different and the lines of the PRR and many other railroads east of the Mississippi were more the adequate to handle the weight of the behemoth. Phone: 718-436-7072. All that aside it was a common practice to deliver a new locomotive as described in some cases all depending on the railroad and where the finished product was going to be delivered. The boiler overhang on your curves was pretty funny. They have several with different MTH HO models running. I believe that the BLI and the MTH used the same mold as the. Subscriber & Member Login. I should be - I had forgotten that the Lionel Vision version (vision version?) I will have to compare both vids of yours Eric, and see if they both shoot forward and see if the real one does as well. Yeah. HO Scale MTH HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0. TrainWorld® 751 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. $599.95. ... MTH 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Union Pacific 4005 DCC w/Sound/Smoke HO scale. One of these I'll build a layout in a space that allows for much wider curves than the O-72 I've got now. $699.99. 1921 Tinplate is now 100 years old! Lionel only made the challenger in HO, and I have a hard time keeping mine in running order. Model Railroader is the world's largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. the others that you have on your list. The Big Boy is not my thing, but I always enjoy your reviews, so I not only watched this one but went back and hit the highlights of your Lionel Vision Big Boy review. I will have to check with my friend the resident PRR historian to verify if they ever took delivery i do believe they did but don't quote me just yet. The model includes the M.T.H. Love to see a video of it at speed. That's one fancy machine! Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for MTH HO Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Steam Engine - 80-3282-1 at the best online prices at eBay! HO scale tender with full electronics package installed 4. Digital Control System (DCS) for realistic lights, sounds, and smoke on DC, DCS, or Digital Command Control (DCC) layouts. I think they made an improvement with the dual smoke stacks over the design on the challenger's stacks. It should be pretty much the same quality as the BLI Big Boy, but it comes with MTH's DCS electronics. If you choked a Smurf what color would he turn? Anyone who can confirm or deny any of this is welcome to chime in. Electric Trains has begun shipping its 4-8-8-4 Big Boy die-cast HO steam engine. The whistle steam on that is interesting, shooting forward. I paid less for my 1959 Corvette in 1965! MR subscribers, check out the new All-Time Digital Archives. level 2 08/03/2006 MTH One Gauge Big Boy w/Protosound 2 - Protosound 3 - DCS - 70-3009-1 - 70-3026-1. All of the models you mentioned, had rear engines that were allowed to pivot so they could negotiate tight. Free shipping for many products! I will stick with my PCM with the Loksound 3.5 decoder. Why can't you run a Big Boy on an NYC layout, they were built by ALCO in New York and had to be "delivered" somehow. One of the largest and most powerful steam locomotives ever built is now available in HO scale equipped with a top-of-the-line Digital Command Control sound decoder. HeritageFleet1. Email: Orders@Trainworld.com Just my 2 cents worth, I spent the rest on trains. Locomotive and tender features non-scale curves that the prototype would not be able to accomplish. costs as much as a used Ford. For availability see 'Find it locally' tab. A total of five different cab numbers are being offered in standard DC 2-Rail and AC/DC 3-Rail configurations. Here is a MTH 80-3189-1 HO Scale Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Steam Locomotive and Tender #4014. That is one fine locomotive!! Hand Held Wireless DC Controller Upon inspecting the locomotive and tender note the many details that have been incorporated in its con-struction. Did you have to modify your layouts since buying your Big Boys to allow for this? The crew actually got the boiler fired up and felt confident that the big beast would make the trip however the DOT officials didn't feel the same way and was due in part to the size of the rails in Vermont where she used to live. Ought to be interesting seeing one of those monsters pull a 100 car coal drag. My Big Boy collection currently consist of . Curious. 4 Rivarossi. 2) Again, pertaining to the 4014 as an oil burner after restoration/overhaul, the sides of the cab reflect the lettering for a coal burner, i.e the "MB" which indicates a Standard MB series coal stoker. My biggest pet peeve with HO scale articulateds is the pivoting rear drivers. Access to this requires an OGR Forum Supporting Membership. PCM. In browsing around I came across this one with the Big Boy. While the Big Boy is often cited as the biggest steam locomotive ever built, in fact it is not. Time...It marches on...without ever turning around to see if anyone is even keeping in step. HO Big Boy Arriving In January With Smoking Whistle December 18, 2019 - M.T.H. Available in accurate early or late versions, the HO scale Norfolk & Western class J from M.T.H. It's my understanding that the only rail that was heavy enough to support the weight and downward pounding of the drivers of a Big Boy was west of the Mississippi? Keep it up; enjoyed it. What struck me was the detailing on the Lionel version - quite a bit better than the MTH. 14 watching. The real Big Boy is 124 feet long (85 feet for locomotive, 39 feet for the tender). Eric, have you tried to control the smoking whistle with the app? Great deals on Ho Union Pacific Big Boy. HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Steam Engine (Ps3) ENGINEER’S GUIDE Congratulations! I have several two of which are brass left over form my old UP layout but i will have one at least sitting in my yard awaiting orders. Although it's a few years older, the Marklin/Trix Big Boy is the best of all the non-brass Big Boys. Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis Die-Cast Tender Body Authentic Paint Scheme Detailed Locomotive Trucks Engineer and Fireman Figures Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell Decorative Metal Whistle RP25 Metal Wheels These MTH Big Boys are a lot of fun to operate and look great on the larger radius curves, 0-82 and larger. Crank it up to 50% power and it will give me, well just sat I am happy. The RailKing Big Boy, from its pilot to the rear of its tender excluding the coupler, is 27.5 inches long or 110 feet in O scale (80 scale feet for the locomotive, 34 scale feet for the tender). MTH HO UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4, Excursion Version With Oil Tender, With MTH Proto-Sound 3.0, #4014 MTH Item #: 80-3287-1 Locomotive Feature. manage your account online and more! For availability see 'Find it locally' tab. Phone: 718-436-7072. So...how many different versions of the UP Big Boys does that now make in recent years? Got all three Big Boys out on the rails for the first time today and the sound with three of these all going at the same time was something to behold. Is that top loop O-72? $649.95. Two impressive new HO scale models of the Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 are vying for our attention. A few points to consider about that very fine review: 1) If MTH is truly trying to represent the 4014 AFTER it is restored as an oil burner, then those firebox ash pans on the outside of the firebox, on both sides should have also been eliminated along with the large red hand wheels. TrainWorld® 751 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. The main reason you will never see the only remaining Challenger on a fan trip here in the east is strictly for monetary reasons. The "real" 2023070 Lionel Junction Christmas set with lighted Fastrack. MTH's Big Boy is BLI's model (they got it from a lawsuit). All, The new Broadway Limited Paragon 3 Union Pacific fully restored #4014 in a side by side challenge of the MTH Proto Sound 3 Union Pacific #4012. Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, Did you have to modify your layouts since buying your Big Boys to allow for this? Reply; 1 2. Expand your options of fun home activities with the largest online selection at eBay.com. The MTH Big Boy, despite all its strange issues (I've rewired half the locomotive, it seems) runs darn well. It smoked a little too........... Great review, as always, Eric. I happened to catch a clip on a N&W J class passenger train that turned out to be a MTH HO model that was running on a really nicely scenicked layout. Yeah. Eric, Thanks for another fantastic review. I hope you enjoy it. I have not seen their HO offering in person, but they claim it goes around an 18" radius curve. I believe you are some what correct but not completely. HO Scale MTH HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+ Union Pacific; October 29, 2014 - M.T.H. Watch the video to see their performance. Thats one of the problems with a big boy there really aren't many layouts where one can justify running a bog boy. In your video at (26:10) it really demonstrates the overhang these articulated's have on curves! MTH Premier O Scale Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Locomotive w/ PS-3 Upgrade EX 5 out of 5 stars (5) 5 product ratings - MTH Premier O Scale Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Locomotive w/ PS-3 Upgrade EX You've just purchased the most feature-rich and technically advanced HO Steam locomotive ever produced! The detail is outstanding and the performance is spectacular. I do not currently own the BLI, or MTH, but do own one or more of. RE: MTH Big Boy Note, you will want to test the inside wheel power pickup with direct contact to the brush away and at the same time keep the brush from making contact with the driver because power will pass through the connecting rods to the front wheel power pickup which will give a false reading of ok continuity. Well, Joe...Since the New York Central neither owned a Big Boy nor ran one on their line, it won't be on my wish list. Fast & Free shipping on many items! When you block a person, they can no longer invite you to a private message or post to your profile wall. 2 Athearn Genesis. As the PRR had ordered Challengers to pull coal drags. I have over a thousand real world miles on mine and haven't really had many major issues. Electric Trains is a great-looking model of one of the most recognizable locomotives to run on North American rails. Yea! Thanks much. Roads such as the B&O, N&W, D&H & the Clinchfield   all had big articulated locomotives  such as Challengers Y3's Y6's all not as large as a big boy of course but all still requires just as heavy a rail. 11/22/2006 MTH One Gauge Big Boy w/Protosound 2 - Protosound 3 - DCS - 70-3009-1 - 70-3026-1. I might try my smoke unit some day. Mine is creeping along now with 50 cars at 3% power up grade. $16.65 shipping. I can tell you that the O scale Big Boy looks really good (MTH). 1 Marklin Trix (nice, but not to scale-too short) If the track east of the Mississippi wasn't heavy enough, I'm guessing that the Big Boys were partially dismantled and shipped by rail to Omaha, where they were reassembled. Probably. The UP's Department of Research and Mechanical Standards had designed the locomotive for a specific task: to pull a 3600-ton train unassisted over the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. Page 1 M.T.H. What struck me was the detailing on the Lionel version - quite a bit better than the MTH. One of these I'll build a layout in a space that allows for much wider curves than the O-72 I've got now. Yes, this is 3 rail O but I thought some of you might enjoy a peek at this interesting little steamer from MTH in HO. Note: if you proceed, you will no longer be following, $12.00 Per 12 Months, plus tax if applicable. So, I thought I'd write one up for my MTH Big Boy. Email: Orders@Trainworld.com A big engine like the Big Boy really needs O-99 or higher to look its best. I'm personally looking forward to the BLI 20th Century Dreyfuss Hudson. In your video at (26:10) it really demonstrates the overhang these articulated's have on curves! We feature beginner and advanced help on all model railroading scales, including layout track plans, model railroad product reviews, model train news, and model railroad forums. This is the view topic advanced forum page. You must be signed in to continue. HO scale 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Locomotive 3. A big engine like the Big Boy really needs O-99 or higher to look its best. Their challange is to overcome the 1.5% grade of Ranger on the Texas & Pacific RR. While the Big Boy is often cited as the biggest steam locomotive ever built, in fact it is not. This engine is remarkable in more ways than one. Nice review as always Eric. Yes, but not under steam with a crew -- towed dead as part of a regular freight train and with the running gear only partly assembled. Thanks for the review Eric. Product Information. The Big Boy is not my thing, but I always enjoy your reviews, so I not only watched this one but went back and hit the highlights of your Lionel Vision Big Boy review. Product Information. Just like the prototype, Rivarossis HO scale Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy is well equipped to pull long freight drags up and over the mountain ranges. Most of the brass versions of the brass 4-8-8-4s were very detailed, and were extremely strong pullers. The Bowser, and most brass had the rear engine mounted ridgidly, I do not currently own the BLI, or MTH, but do own one or more of, I believe that the BLI and the MTH used the same mold as the, My Big Boy collection currently consist of, 1 Marklin Trix (nice, but not to scale-too short), 1 Bowser-----(Strongest puller, least detail even with the detail kit), 1 Tenshodo (brass) (not to scale-too long). It costs a lot of money to run that big monster and if anything happens to her such as a major break down they want to be with in a relatively reasonable towing distance.. You missed the old Bowser die-cast plus a good many brass models. Does the real Big Boy do that I wonder? 4014 next month. We're sorry. I really don't get much out of the smoking whistle on either of them (but I'm one of those "swinging whistle" - Meh... heretics). Finally, you'll never receive email notifications about content they create or likes they designate for your content. (I would very much enjoy a review of the upcoming new Lionel SP AC-9 2-8-8-4 - my favorite articulated; I have the "old" TMCC version.). Thanks, Eric Show us what you have! Front pilot spring replacement: One of the first things I noticed upon first inspecting the new MTH Big Boys was the front and rear engine sets #1 drivers had very little weight and were only just making contact with the track. Electric Trains will be releasing the Union Pacific HO Big Boys, including No. I have searched high and low for a real review of this locomotive, and the closest I can find is the MTH Challenger review that is on this board. 3) All the beautiful detail in the cab, on the back head, STILL reflects a coal burning 4000 class locomotive. This was true when the Bog Boy that was on display up in Vermont which now resides at Steam Town was moved. There was no "magic hand" in the sky to pick them up and set them in Wyoming so I would "assume" they got there by.................rail! The absolutely, positively, best HO scale model of a Big Boy was an early Tenshodo rebuilt (the term Kitbashed hadn't been invented then) by a gentleman named Darwin, ... the MTH Big Boy is a winner in my book. Hi-Rail, O27 and Traditional 3-Rail O Gauge, Tech Support for the OGR Forum (NOT FOR TRAINS), MTH announces uncatalogued BNSF 25th Anniversary ES44AC, working on restoring a 2363 Illinois Central F-3 need some help, Polar Express Berk Jr to ERR TMCC Upgrade, 2021 is S American Flyer 75th Anniversary, Custom-built 53’ Greenbrier husky stack intermodal stand alone well car, Noob Wiring Lionel 6-14098 Mainline Gates Question, Lionel 6-31777 2124 GG1 Pullman Passenger Set, Planning 1st perm layout, asking for some design help, The Annual 2020 Christmas Video For You Forum Members, Lionel JLC #3985 LEGACY Conversion (6-28064), 21" Lone Star Business car and the Bush Funeral Train Coupler. The O guage version does not have a pivoting rear driver set, it goes around a 36" radius (O 72) curve. Made by Athearn and Precision Craft Models, the models are excellent replicas of the world's biggest steam locomotive, a behemoth that most modelers consider to be the epitome of steam. By popular request, I finally got around to reviewing the MTH Big Boy. HO Scale MTH HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Modified) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0. All locomotives will include our first-ever HO steaming quillable whistle feature as part of the Proto-Sound 3.0 onboard digital sound and command control package. Just months before Pearl Harbor, the American Locomotive Company delivered the first Big Boy to the Union Pacific Railroad. Is that top loop O-72? Replies and comments they make will be collapsed/hidden by default. If anyone gets a chance to get one,    DO IT! A total of five different cab numbers are being offered in standard DC 2-Rail and 3-Rail! 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