Union Pacific 4000 Series "Big Boy"

Discussion in 'Dream Kits & Wish Lists' started by bugman72, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    The Niagaras are so far out in my design queue that I really hadn't decided on a version yet. I guess it depends on my references. (Not sure if you'd call me an NYC junkie, I'm also a big fan of the other lines we had here in Western NY, like the LV, DL&W, the Erie, and their predecessors.) As for the Berk, NKP #765. I've got a number of the Hobbyline kits to use as reference and inspiration. I was considering a streamlined Hudson too. Just too many ideas and not enough time....:)

    Scott K.
  2. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    The Niagaras are so far out in my design queue that I really hadn't decided on a version yet. I guess it depends on my references. (Not sure if you'd call me an NYC junkie, I'm also a big fan of the other lines we had here in Western NY, like the LV, DL&W, the Erie, and their predecessors.) As for the Berk, NKP #765. I've got a number of the Hobbyline kits to use as reference and inspiration. I was considering a streamlined Hudson too. Just too many ideas and not enough time....:)

    Scott K.
  3. wunwinglow

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    ....and there is little me, last week, out of the blue, buying a book by Ian Beattie with a collection of GWR loco drawings! Is there some kind of conspiracy going on here? Suddenly we are all looking at railways.....

    Pendennis Castle, anyone? I just need some more details on the frames and running gear. Maybe have to take a trip to Didcot Museum!

    Tim
  4. Art Decko

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    On a side note, which do you (anyone!) think is is better , Microsoft Train Simulator, or Trainz?
  5. rmks2000

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    Scott,

    There is a huge train over at the Train Museum in Scranton Pennsylvania, but I don't know if it's a Big Boy. It might be worthwhile to contact some of the train museums to see if they have pictures or plans that they could send you.
  6. patriot missile

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    between Trainz & train simulator?? your gonna get people say one is better then the other. they both are the same when u look at it, simulating train operations. fist hand both can bring you computer to its knees,most routes in train simulator are very very detailed , and in most activities your gonna haveAI trains coming at you and yards full of cars so that can slow your system down a bit, same thing with trainz . but with trainz im pretty sure you can view an entire train passing by like from a siding or any type of stop, and in train simulator you have a fly by view
    both are good simulators but i had train simulator the longest and the screen shots i take aint so bad . i got all of maple leaf tracks routes , the best ones beeing "kicking Horse Pass" and "Shuswamp sub" but for old fallen flags rail simming u have to get "bridge Line D&H" and the freelance "lehigh valley route" best route out there :) next to "conrail indy" . i am running right now Pacific Surfliner(AMTRACK/METROLINK/SP),Seligman Sub ( with BNSF/UP/CSX/SP)lehigh vally route ( RDG/CNJ/PENNSY/LV/NYC)and just to kill time between models running the NEC( ALL PRE AMTRACK PASSENGER TRAINS)
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    I am surprised I don't see the London & Port Stanley Railroad mentioned. It's a freebee and very well done. John
  8. Art Decko

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    Thanks, Patriot Missile!
  9. kooklik

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