Bob's Big Boy....

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  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks, Miles.

    Final assembly is done. First I cleaned oversprayed paint off of the running gear by dipping a Q-tip in laquer thinner and applying it to the drivers as they spun under power. I also cleaned the pilot and trailing trucks by manually spinning those wheels. No extra parts found:thumb:

    It's raining today so I'll try for better pics tomorrow...these'll do for now.

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Bob you`ll get her up to spec soon.
    She looks Great.:thumb:
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks, Chris, good to hear from you:thumb:

    What a difference the sun makes....off to run around the club layout:thumb:

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  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Bob, WOW!!!, that Big Boy is just slap OUTSTANDING!!!:thumb: :thumb: you really did a GREAT job on her:thumb::D. THANK YOU for sharing!!:thumb: :D -Deano
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks, Deano, I appreciate that coming from a UP fan...and, no, I ain't gonna hug it:thumb:
  6. Gary Pfeil

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    That looks just unbelievable Bob! Nice weathering.
  7. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    I'd say that's one of the best loco jobs we've seen around here, Bob!:thumb:
    Only thing missing is bugs on the headlamp!:D:D Congratulations!
  8. Ray Marinaccio

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    Looks great Bob.:thumb:
    Yep, One of the best.
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Fantastic Work Bob.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Nice job!
    I always use those paints(Don't tell my Better-Half, she uses them on her ceramics) that you get from Wally-World.
    My Rivorossi Big Boy still looks like it came out of the box(It was a B-Day present)......Not as good as yours.
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks, guys, I really do appreciate the kind words. Aside from my HOn30 0-6-0 Porter and my B&O Docksider, this is the first steamer I've weathered in over 25 years (note the glaring lack of weathering on almost all my locos on my webpage) Somewhere I got skittish and couldn't bring myself to do them 'til this old boy came along and forced my hand. Now I'm gleefully scanning my display case wondering which one's next:thumb:

    Time to break out those paints, Ed:D Oh...I found me a "postcard", too:wave:

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    shaygetz Active Member

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  13. MilesWestern

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    :thumb: :wave: :) :cool: aussie bounce7 jawdrop COOL!!!:)

    Did you ever finish that bachmann Northern? The really neat one with the scratchbuilt pilot? I'd love to see that all painted n' weathered! :thumb:
  14. Jac's Lines

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    jawdropNice... Everything about this project is just awesome, and the video is icing on the cake.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  15. Glen Haasdyk

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    Great Weathering, I'm bookmarking this one for my current engine project.
  16. steamhead

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    Wow...How do I keep from slobbering all over my keyboard??? Fantastic job...!!!!

    And to think I passed one up on eBay...
  17. UP SD40-2

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    GREAT postcard Bob!!!:thumb: :thumb: :D NICE vid too!!:thumb: AGAIN, NICE job on that Big Boy;), i too, would be PROUD to have her:thumb::D. THANKS!:D -Deano
  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks, guys. I had her out at the club tonight and took this side by side with a younger club member's BLI American Freedom Train( a 14 year old with a BLI steamer:rolleyes: is there no justice?). We called the moment "Beauty and the Beast":thumb:

    I also got two more really nice videos that I will post tomorrow.

    Miles, that Northern will get "the treatment" this weekend.:thumb:

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  19. UP SD40-2

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    Bob, its a Big Boy, for the record, yours IS, the BETTER of the two:thumb: :D -Deano
  20. MilesWestern

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    I concur dean! Also I think that BLI steamer wpuld be better in the hands of a particular 16 year old, ME! :p sign1