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Re: Big Boy

Postby ConnRiver » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:52 pm

Arseny wrote:What about Virginian's "Triplex" 2-8-8-8-4 ? (Or Erie's 2-8-8-8-2) ?
http://www.steamlocomotive.com/triplex/?page=vgn

But it was not too successful...


Man, think of the track plant and track maintenance those must have required. Wow.
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Re: Big Boy

Postby Tom Dempsey » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:03 pm

Yes, and it takes just as much track to operate in TT Scale. Anyone know of any basement sized TT scale empires with 61 inch minimum radius curves for a Big Boy to operate on?
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Re: Big Boy

Postby Bernd » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:34 pm

Tom Dempsey wrote:Yes, and it takes just as much track to operate in TT Scale. Anyone know of any basement sized TT scale empires with 61 inch minimum radius curves for a Big Boy to operate on?


Yea I do. Mine.

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The wife and her sister sitting on the deck.

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Part of the shop tools to build cabinets.

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Ok back on topic now. The Virginian's 2-10-20-2's were pretty massive. I think "biggest" needs a qualifier like number of wheels, weight, pulling capacity, length, etc.

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Re: Big Boy

Postby milwrd1 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:15 pm

ConnRiver wrote:
richardedmonds wrote:very interested rob I would prefer a Y6B but beggars can't be choosers


Richard, IIRC, there have been discussions (arguments?) about which U.S. steam loco was the "biggest." Guess it depends upon criteria, some locos dominate in some criteria, other locos in other criteria. But, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't the Y6B almost win the consensus of biggest/most powerful?


Tractive effort was a term which was used when talking about the most powerful. I believe the Y6B's had higher traction ratings than the Big Boys, no idea of the traction ratings of the 2-8-8-8-4 triplex's. Note that the Y6B's and the Big Boys were later day "modern" steam locomotives, the triplex's were of an earlier time frame I believe.
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Re: Big Boy

Postby MacG » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:12 pm

The current state of the Big Boy. It was unfortunately a non-driving model. Next year it should drive.

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the model on the 11-19-2016
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Re: Big Boy

Postby 6LenkaPe » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:18 pm

Hello,

someone is producing a Big Boy locomotive and what is the price of this model.

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Re: Big Boy

Postby MacG » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:33 pm

The Following stands on page one in this topic.

rdikken wrote:OK guys, more info:

The producer is Ingolf Hass. English is a bit a problem if you want to communicate directly with him.

There are two versions, both versions available as kit or RTR model.

Standard version:
- tender, frame and house are plastc with extra weight added
- motor unit in the house powering 8 wheels
- weight and power should be enough for 40 freight cars
- kit will cost 1500€, RTR around 2000€

Power version:
- another motor unit in the metal tender
- frame and house are plastic with extra weight added
- motor unit in the house powering 8 wheels
- loco should be able to pull 100 freight cars
- kit will cost 1750€, RTR will cost 2200€

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