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Title: big boy
Post by: sp4449 on February 21, 2009, 02:33:53 AM
do you think bachmann will make a ho scale union pacific big boy?


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Yampa Bob on February 21, 2009, 02:38:32 AM
I doubt it, Bachmann is not known to duplicate the efforts of other manufacturers.


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: sp4449 on February 21, 2009, 02:44:01 AM
we would kinda think that the would since they the 844 and more famous like the 4449 or the freedom loco that they would


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Woody Elmore on February 21, 2009, 11:21:42 AM
I agree with Yampa Bob - there have been others who have produced Big Boys and I doubt that, with the economy the way it is, Bachmann would take a risk in producing what is basically a niche market item that has already been produced. Especially since guys would want it with or without DCC, capable of taking 18 inch radius curves and be cheap.




Title: Re: big boy
Post by: SteamGene on February 21, 2009, 11:24:39 AM
There are already far too many models of the Big Boys on the market.  Ask MTH.  BTW, only UP had a Big Boy, and not many of them at that. 
Gene


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Santa Fe buff on February 21, 2009, 01:59:14 PM
M.T.H. is ALWAYS trying to start trouble with BLI! BLI makes a Big Boy, M.T.H. wants to do so too. BLI makes a J series for N & W, M.T.H. releases one a couple weeks ago.

Sorry, no Big Boy, I think there are about 5-7 makers of the articulated monster...

I really can't understand exactly what your trying to say... I can figure out the general thing your saying, but please try for better grammar. Also, download the Google toolbar. It's free and it has an apt for Spell-Check that checks all texboxes on a said web page.

I think your saying that you wish they would make 4449 in her Freedom Train; Black Business (BNSF); and Daylight schemes? If so, then M.T.H. already makes her in all of her schemes...

Good luck, and sorry for any misunderstandings.
Josh


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: SteamGene on February 21, 2009, 04:53:27 PM
I have to agree with Josh, even though he should have written "you're," not "your."  :D OTOH, even the pros mess up.  This from the March MR, page 84, third section:
The Y3a was based on the United States Rail Administration's 2-8-8-2 design, but Walthers models the N&W class Y3a. 
Then it goes on to say the model closely matches the USRA 2-8-8-2. 
Duh. 
Gene


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: BIG BEAR on February 22, 2009, 03:16:42 AM

   Speaking of Big Boy, I wore my Big-Boy sweat shirt to the train show today and as I walked in some cute young lady at a booth says (in a sexy voice) " Hey there Big boy." I just winked & said "ya, you know it." just before I was knocked off my feet by my wife, & they BOTH laughed.

        I just can't win,
             Barry


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: sp4449 on February 22, 2009, 02:25:56 PM
i heard that BLI makes pretty good big boys


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: kevin2083 on February 22, 2009, 05:43:41 PM
don't forget the Revell version  :D I got one for parts.


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Frisco on February 22, 2009, 07:26:47 PM
i heard that BLI makes pretty good big boys
Not anymore. They were part of the tooling trade with MTH. I'm shure MTH will realese one soon.


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: sp4449 on February 22, 2009, 10:20:03 PM
how much did the big boys cost when BLI was making them?


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: GN.2-6-8-0 on February 23, 2009, 11:13:52 AM
how much did the big boys cost when BLI was making them?

The Blueline version is listed for $469 on their website. They also announced a Brass unit for around $3000 though I'm not sure it was ever produced.
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm50/lkemling/BLIDiecastBigBoy.jpg)

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm50/lkemling/neotmp65382.jpg)

 


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: sp4449 on February 23, 2009, 04:20:01 PM
if you want a big boy for some what a cheap price what people recommend and by what brand?


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: SteamGene on February 23, 2009, 05:13:55 PM
Your language arts teacher would have a heart attack seeing that grouping of words! 
Gene


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Santa Fe buff on February 23, 2009, 07:47:24 PM
Mine would (I quote her...) say, "Where's my speeding train?". She does that when she's aggravated...

steamgene,
idonotknowwhat"properlanguage"is, pleasehelpme!

Good luck on that one. Also, I think they re-state it because halfway through the article, people realize there is an article on how to make a gravel pit scene and read that. When they return to the Y3a article, they forget if the model "closely matches the URSA 2-8-8-2". Then everyone goes, "Oh yeah, I knew that." They all think this, "When did Proto 2000 Heritage start making steam locomotives?"

sp4449,
I have my guess on Rivarossi and Revel... I have absoutely no clue, I'm falling on whoever corrects me. ;D

Josh



Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Guilford Guy on February 23, 2009, 10:26:59 PM
Revell is an unpowered plastic kit that does not move...


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Santa Fe buff on February 23, 2009, 10:39:42 PM
GG,
It's likely the cheapest then... Go figure, you'll never see a moving thing from Revell...

Josh


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Conrail Quality on February 23, 2009, 11:07:20 PM
Revell imported Arnold-Rapido's N-scale line way back in the day. And, yes those did move, so there have been moving things from Revell (at least in 1/160).

Timothy


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: SteamGene on February 24, 2009, 10:57:57 AM
Didn't Revell make some freight cars to go along with the many structures it had when it was active in HO?  But yes, both the Big Boy and the NYC Class J Hudson were static models. 
Gene


Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Pacific Northern on February 24, 2009, 10:26:39 PM
GG,
It's likely the cheapest then... Go figure, you'll never see a moving thing from Revell...

Josh

Revell marketed a complete HO RTR engine sets as well as rolling stock

http://www.hoseeker.org/revellinformation/revellcatalog1956cover.jpg

http://www.hoseeker.org/lit.html




Title: Re: big boy
Post by: Santa Fe buff on February 24, 2009, 11:12:36 PM
That's pretty neat... I think that was unexpected, I guess you will see a moving thing from Revell...  :-X

Thank you for the picture Pacific Northern. :)

Josh