Union Pacific BIG BOY 4-8-8-4 1/25 Scale (Engine)

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by kooklik, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Ronson2k3

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    Great work as always.

    I'm just wondering have you used up a printer yet printing all this out. I know that cartridges can get ate up pretty quickly but I'm thinking you may also be going through printers too to keep up the accuracy?
  2. JohnMGD

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    Hi all,

    Here another site from an Italian train builder:

    http://www.ferroviefelettane.it/

    Enjoy

    John.

    PS: Still looking forward to the time the model is for sale, please hurry :)
  3. kooklik

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    Hello John and all there
    Thanks for that link. I watched many times.
    Well I'm back to again after a few months no any update report here. Yesterday just continued to build drive wheels and brake link.

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  4. Padre

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    Looking at what you have done so far, and just the above pictures.................many people would want just that as it is amazing!
  5. ASC Mclaren

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    Words fail me. This is truly a masterpiece.
  6. kooklik

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    Hi there

    I have less time for hobby in recently. I've missed my model and all on my fans here. Actually I've done side rods and other link parts since a month ago. Wish to finish all driving unit before Christmas. I spent whole of this weekend to Big Boy. Unfortunately I can't finish this unit as I wished. Anyway hope this update report is not too late to be a Christmas gift for you all.

    Merry Christmas

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  7. kooklik

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  9. cp1963

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    I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am with this design/build. You are incredibly talented, and I thank you for allowing us to follow your art. Put my name on the list when this goes up for sale.
  10. kooklik

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    Hello cp1963

    Thanks for nice words and having me to put your name into my list.

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  11. kooklik

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    Hi there
    Finished driving units. With the experience at front engine , I could assembly with less error.
    I tried doing oil dirty to the side rods and all aluminium colored parts. I found a picture of Challenger (restored 3985) which is a good source for weathering Big Boy. Oil dirty performs aluminium parts looked better solidity than the plain aluminium surface. I will do to the front engine's too when final weathering.

    Cheers
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  13. Vortex_4200

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    Awesome work, might I also inquire about the submarine that you have as your profile pic?
  14. kooklik

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    I am going to build next parts. The ash pans. Big Boy's fire box is large as much as the body. There are 2 ash pans with 3 ash doors at the bottom. 1 in the front and 2 in the back. Three of them are manipulated by 3 wheel handles near the ash pans which I will build in later.
    I filled details of hinges for all side doors. I think these doors are for cleaning or maintenance.
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  16. MauricePoison

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    Félicitations

    Bonjour,
    encore toutes mes félicitations pour ce travail gigantesque.
    Vous pouvez m'inscrire en liste d'attente pour acheter ce
    modèle.
    Salutations.

    Hello,
    again congratulations for this tremendous work.
    You can register on the waiting list to buy it
    model.
    Greetings.
  17. Zathros

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    I'm no train expert but seeing where they are located, do you think they may be for dropping ash on the rails to get more friction? This is just a wild guess on my part.

    You're train absolutely stunning. I have never seen a model of a train so detailed anywhere. I have seen miniature trains that actually work, but due to scaling, they don't even look like this. Incredible!:thumb:
  18. kooklik

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    Hello MauricePoison
    Thanks for coming back to the thread again. I noted your name to the list.
    Cheers
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  19. kooklik

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    Hello Zathros
    Me too not a train expert. I guessed it was for that. I was looking for many pictures and videos to find out how they used that ash pans' side doors. But still unknown what they're for.
    Thank for you kind words to the details on my model. Detailing takes much research and create time. Thanks for all fans' patient waiting.
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  20. oklacnw

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    not for dumping ash on rail, there are sand domes and lines ahead of drivers for that. Probably for better cleaning of fire box. Will have t check my references.