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Author Topic: Rivarossi Union Pacific, Class 4000 “Big Boy”,  (Read 276 times)

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Rivarossi Union Pacific, Class 4000 “Big Boy”,
« on: May 03, 2019, 01:03:53 PM »
When I saw Rivarossi were to release the big boy in HO, I contacted them to enquire if they were also going to rerelease it in n gauge the reply was no, but if enough modellers contact them perhaps we can change their minds.
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Re: Rivarossi Union Pacific, Class 4000 “Big Boy”,
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 04:59:29 PM »
I hope no one will expect it to negotiate first radius curves 🤪

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Re: Rivarossi Union Pacific, Class 4000 “Big Boy”,
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 05:28:33 PM »
The Rivarossi Y6B (2_8_8_2) does. Looks silly doing it though.

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Re: Rivarossi Union Pacific, Class 4000 “Big Boy”,
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 09:56:31 PM »
I doubt there are 5 members on here who want one sadly - have you tried asking on US forums?

As I said on Facebook too, why not the Athearn one? I can’t see another manufacturer rushing to produce a niche model like that (although I realise they’re iconic, the US don’t seem to be into sentimentality in the same way we are) when there’s already a high-spec model on the market? Why would the Rivarossi one be better?

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Re: Rivarossi Union Pacific, Class 4000 “Big Boy”,
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 09:58:02 PM »
We can console ourselves with the real thing..4014 is back in steam !  just have to get to Wyoming!


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Re: Rivarossi Union Pacific, Class 4000 “Big Boy”,
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 09:59:51 PM »
(although I realise they’re iconic, the US don’t seem to be into sentimentality in the same way we are) when there’s already a high-spec model on the market? Why would the Rivarossi one be better?

How's rebuilding one for sentimentality :)  I confess when I first moved across the pond I wasn't a fan of North American Steam, but dang it grows on you.. and 4014 is just gobsmackingly impressive

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Re: Rivarossi Union Pacific, Class 4000 “Big Boy”,
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 10:14:13 PM »
Been better if they’d saved one in the first place ;)

I agree they’re impressive though. That said, I much prefer SP’s AC-12s. An utter travesty that only one non-working one survives.

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Re: Rivarossi Union Pacific, Class 4000 “Big Boy”,
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 10:48:13 PM »
for N scale - its been mentioned on Kato USA , for the end of the year ?

 

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