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Offline mr bachmann

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big boy ?
« on: February 26, 2019, 07:44:05 PM »

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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 09:18:35 PM »
I can see several folks leaping at that one!
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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 09:25:54 PM »
I'd buy one of them like a shot!

It's not UK, it's not LMS, but it is a Big Boy, and having stood next to one in the restoration shed in Baltimore they're absolutely huuuuuge, and if they make it, I'll buy it!

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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 09:28:25 PM »
Not sure they do, as it says they're simply gauging interest of a number of models, although you have to assume either the Big Boy or the Centennial are the obvious options there.

If they did an AC12 cab forward I'd buy one in a shot!

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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 10:19:52 PM »
I would definitely have a big boy, ever since I saw the 12" gauge one on the Dobwalls forest park railway back in the 70's I have wanted one.
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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 10:20:40 PM »
oh.. thats actually a hard choice, the BigBoy is something special, but I also have a thing for Electrics and the Little Joe is amazing.

I do have a N&W Y6 which is just as impressive as the big boy, but still.. big boy :)


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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 10:27:56 PM »
I would definitely have a big boy, ever since I saw the 12" gauge one on the Dobwalls forest park railway back in the 70's I have wanted one.

Ahhh, I remember visiting Dobwalls in the early 90s when I was about 6! I remember the Big Boy and they had a Centennial too IIRC. 

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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 12:37:44 AM »
I would definitely have a big boy, ever since I saw the 12" gauge one on the Dobwalls forest park railway back in the 70's I have wanted one.

Ahhh, I remember visiting Dobwalls in the early 90s when I was about 6! I remember the Big Boy and they had a Centennial too IIRC.


Yes it's pity it is now gone, I believe sold to a railway in South Africa.












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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 01:34:09 AM »
I voted for the Little Joe, but the Bi-polar would also be an interesting pick. I'm surprised Kato has not already released the Little Joe and Bi-polar, considering the recent release of the Hiawatha train set. In the Rocky Mountain Division and Coast division, all trains were powered by electric locomotives.  I'm also surprised Kato has listed the Big Boy in their current Poll, considering Athearn has already produced the Big Boy in N scale. Some manufacturers do not like to produce a model that has currently been released by another manufacturer, for fear of weak sales because of an already saturated market. It will be interesting to see what model Kato actually produces, of the models listed in the poll. 

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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 01:39:09 AM »
The Athearn Big Boy has been discontinued and out of stock at Athearn
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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2019, 05:03:39 AM »
Now that would be a loco I would run on my BR Western Region layout under Rule 1!

Here is a pic of a 'Big Boy' at the Steamtown museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Wow!

Steamtown is about 40 minutes away from our weekend house where I house my layout, Chetcombe. Steamtown is well worth a visit for anyone visting New York (it is about 2 hours away).




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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2019, 05:36:42 AM »
Yep, one welcome on my layout any time.  :thumbsup:
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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2019, 07:26:27 AM »
It would certainly come in hand for platform clearance testing.
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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2019, 07:38:34 AM »
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Suppose so! Though gronks are also useful  :D
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Re: big boy ?
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2019, 07:58:12 AM »
Given itíll be 1:160 I imagine itíll be narrower than an 08 ironically!

Iíve been vaguely following the restoration of the real thing, be great to see that in action.

 

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