Union Pacific BIG BOY 4-8-8-4 1/48 Scale

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by kooklik, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. kooklik

    kooklik Member

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    Hello
    As i mentioned in the last of U-Boat thread about the next project. I would like to introduce "UNION PACIFIC BIG BOY 4-8-8-4" in 1/48 scale. The model length is 870 mm (34 inch) include tender. BIG BOY is known as the largest steam engine , weight of 500 ton , 120 km/hr maximum speed. This machine is very impressive. I wish to put as much details as paper can do. Internal links , suspensions , brake system will be added.
    The model is designed based on original drawings from "Union Pacific"(30us$ in CD format). 3600 drawings are contained in CD. The drawings were drawn since 1939. No layer separation as todays' CAD drawing. I took very long time to get understand with some drawings.
    Same as U-Boat , I'll design and build then report the progression. This project prototype building will be in color version.
    I started to draw 3D 1 month ago. I try to put realistic machanism parts as much as i can understand the drawings.
    OK.... let see the starting of BIG BOY

    BIG BOY pic
    2005-06-19_big-boy.jpg

    Start drawing from front engine
    FrontEngine-01.jpg

    Then fill more details to Engine Truck
    EngineTruck1.jpg

    Addition suspension links.
    FrontSuspensionSystem-01.jpg
  2. Kezn

    Kezn pwned in the dawn

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    wow ! this one look so nice so far !
    bon courage.

    Kezn.
  3. kooklik

    kooklik Member

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    Hi Kezn

    Your designs are awful i'm following your threads.
    :mrgreen:

    BR

    ---kooklik----
  4. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Coming from Kooklik, I just know this one will be awesome!!
  5. Padre

    Padre Guest

    Dang! Now something else I have to buysign1. So little time, so much to do! I will have to cut into my sleep time to finish what I have half finished, not started and hope to do.sign1............and now another one to add to the list. I cannot pass up the quality of Kooklik's work:thumb:
  6. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Big Boy? Oh no! My weakness, large steam! :thumb: I know this one will be awesome, but I will probably never be able to build one. I don't have the skill for something so detailed and intricate as one of Kooklik's models. I've been wanting to design my own version, but it's hard to simplify a steam engine enough to make it "easy" (by my standards, anyway) to build, while still looking good enough to be worth building.

    Let me make a suggestion now though, since someone else probably will later. Keep the idea in mind of also making a Challenger as well, since all you mostly have to do is omit one set of drivers on each engine, as well as just shorten the frame and boiler. I have an extra copy of a Monogram p*****c kit that I plan to do just that with (someday, if I live long enough:cry:).

    Scott K.
  7. Darwin

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    :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    BRAVO!!!!!
  8. bclemens

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    WOW! This is going to be fun!

    oo OOOO OOOO oo >
  9. hmas

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    announce1 WARNING, Beware! Kooklik has gone beserk:razz:

    He will be making us use paper piston rings on the steam pistons.
    Operating brakes, at least 1/48 scale people are around to climb in & build it for me.
    & individual bits of paper to make the springs operate, where will this monster end?
    Kooklik the track gauge for 1/48 (0 gauge) is 32 mm.
    Tony
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Some strong words of encouragement from the train guys.... Great choice, go for it....:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    We will be watching with bated breath.:wave: :wave:
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Oh Cool!!!!
  12. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    This is something I can't wait to see...!!!
  13. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    man,and i thought building a steam engine in brass and plastic was hard! best of luck to ya' on this fantastic (and extremely tough) build.:thumb: :mrgreen: .--josh
  14. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Nice!! Even the Gauge crew are coming over, nice one Kooklik!!
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    sign1sign1sign1 Yeahhhhh We can smell a good lookin' train from 2 forums away :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    We're like flies on....... :eek::eek::eek::eek:
    :wave::wave::wave::wave::wave:
  16. hmas

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    Well there goes the neighbourhood sign1
    Tony​
  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    :row1: Remember - Everyone is welcome at the caboose thread... Please feel free to stop in and say "hey" :D

    http://forum.zealot.com/t155900/

    We love to hear what's goin' on around here... :D :D
  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    When I logged on this morning, I thought I smelled smoke coming from here. Figured one of you "card guys" left a glue gun going. Popped in to investigate.
    Didn't know someone was building a "Big Boy" outta paper.(Ohh...I'm getting a warm fuzzy feeling).
    Had to check the U-Boat thread. If thats any indication of his work...This is going to be great. I'll have to keep watching this thread.
  19. kooklik

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    Hi to all
    Latest updated. The brake system. I spent most of my holiday to make understand with drawings. It still not completed yet. Remain 2 sets are not linked with brake cylinder.

    BR.
    ----kooklik----

    FrontBrake-01.jpg
  20. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    WHOLLY SMOKES kooklik!!!:eeki::eeki::eeki: this is going to be AWESOME!!!:thumb::mrgreen:

    :bravo: , kooklik, :bravo: , what an astronomical undertaking:thumb::thumb::thumb: .
    BTW, GOOD TASTE in picking a Union Pacific engine to model:winki::mrgreen: .

    :deano: -Deano