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

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

  1. Ronson2k3

    Ronson2k3 Member

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    Awesome....

    Glad to see you back.. Whew :p thought something may have happened to you or the model.. Scary..
  2. kooklik

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    Hi all
    Today I have a report to show about the piping work. It's not completed yet. I cut long pipe lines into 2 or 3 sections/line for easier bending and installation.
    :mrgreen:
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  3. Ronson2k3

    Ronson2k3 Member

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    Great details .. Love it Looooove it...
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    Kooklik, DUDE!

    Museum quality doesn't even begin to describe your work :eek:

    SteveK
  5. bugman72

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    I've been following this thread since the beginning, salivating at the opportunity to build this magnificent beast. But, the more Kooklik post pictures of his progress, the more intimidated I am at the build. I just don't think I could do the model justice!

    Now, if you could offer the kit complete, with all the wires prebent, laser cut pieces, etc, then I might feel more at ease :) Seriously, I am in awe of your work thus far and can't even imagine what the loco itself will look like.

    Will we be able to order this at double-scale? :) If and when I build this, I want it to take up an entire wall!!
  6. hmas

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    Bugman
    get a bit of practise on some of the other models to build your confidence.:thumb:
    Also there are a lot of items ie some of the wires etc that you can omit & that will not detract from a models appearance.
    Yes Kooklik has provided more than the usual amount of detail. But if you feel it's too much leave some of it off, I guarantee almost no-one will notice from 5 feet away ( keep a baseball bat handy for those that do, when they wake up they won't remember anyway sign1)
    Patience is what will be required to assemble this kit& lots of it! I have designed & built similar model trains in 1/30 scale (13 of 1 model in fact) & it took 4 yrs wall1 of my life almost full time, it was not as a hobby endeavor after hrs.
  7. kooklik

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    Thank you Tony for your reply to Bugman's question.
    There's a question in papermodelers.com asked me how I bent the wires. Hope the answer is useful to here too.
    I bend wire following the templates. Also these templates will be a part of the kit.
    Please see the sample below.
    :mrgreen:
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  8. kooklik

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    Last night I built one side of Tank Ladder. I like it alot especially when I finished coloring and did some oil dirty.
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    I have a picture to show pipes layout under the tool box.
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  9. Ronson2k3

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    Awesome man... Simply awesome. I love all those details.
  10. MauricePoison

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    Félicitations

    Bonjour, je regarde avec admiration la construction de ce superbe modéle.
    Vivement qu'il soit en vente.
    Félicitations.
  11. kooklik

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    Hello MauricePoison
    Thanks for those kind words. Ofcourse I will release as a commercial kit. I can't estimate exactly when. I may spend more 8-12 months for engine design/build. And 6 months or more for volunteers' test building/debugging.
    :)
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  12. kooklik

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    Hi Ronson2K3
    Hope you like these details too.

    Ladder making
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    Completed left tank ladder
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    Train line piping
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    Brake line piping
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  13. Ronson2k3

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    Spectacular as always. I love how the ladder looks welded too. In the closeup. The details are amazing. Kinda sad :( on your outlook for completion. I know it's a tremendous job and tons of work will have gone into this superb model. I know find myself wondering how long it took to build the 1:1 scale version..

    Update: From what I've been able to gather they built 5 a year or 1 every 70 days. That's fricken fast for a loco that size. I think it takes nearly that long now to build a diesel.

    Anyway this project has inspired me to create something similar. Well not similar in that it's a bridge not a locomotive. But the techniques used here had me thinking I could do a bridge in much the same way.. For my layout.

    See me thread for those interested.
    http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165372

    Keep up the great work .. Looking forward to every update..
  14. kooklik

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    Hello all
    The report for the past week.

    Electrical Fitting Receptance
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    Brake Valves and Backup light switch
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    Close up shots for valves and switch
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    Brake valves detail

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  16. shaygetz

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    K, you just never cease to amaze me, your work with paper is just fascinating.
  17. Ronson2k3

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    Stunning as always. Clearly there are more details here then on the actual Big Boy.. Kidding ;) Keep up the great work
  18. kooklik

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    Hi there
    This week I added steam heat pipes. These steam pipes are stoker drive's power source. I used 2.5mm O/D copper wire for the pipes. I also added 3 union joints to the longer line. These joints are not seen in drawings. I found in Big Boy-4023 pictures.
    More parts be added more careful during assembly. Yesterday I broke some parts by mistake! But it was not so terrible. All were well fixed.

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    :mrgreen:
  19. hmas

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    Kooklik
    What is this, pick the model from the real thing?:wave:
    mind you yours looks better:thumb:

    I hope you are not modelling the inspection lights on the track base, like the real one sign1
  20. kooklik

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    Haha thank you Tony.. Did you mention to the small white light behide the track? I didn't see it until you noticed me.
    :D