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Photos of the MTH Big Boy in 1:32 scale.

 

These are probably my most favorite engines to run in my collection.

 

For more info see the following pages:

 

Additional Photos and Product information page:  http://www.rayman4449.com/MTH_Big_Boy.htm

Repairs/Modifications page: http://www.rayman4449.com/MTH_Big_Boy_mods.htm

 

These pages are accessible off my home page at:  www.rayman4449.com

 

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While at a train show in Salt Lake City,about 2005, I got to see the Prototype of the MTH Big Boy in Gauge one.  Years later, I put a MTH Big Boy (MSRP $1.299.95) next to a Row Big Boy (MSRP $11,500.00) with exception to cab detail, they were very similar in appearance.  The cab detail in the Row was to a higher level, especially the open back of cab version.  I didn't have the opportunity to run either one, but the Row did weigh about 50 lbs as I recall.  

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I like the view over the boiler. Other shot shows some of the boiler swing. Fun engine to run and watch/hear.

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Seems like the same group are complaining about this BB's looks without seeing it? Wouldn't you at least look for a picture before you complained about it?

This engine looks great to me. I guess you can't please people with blinders on.

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My post right above this was aimed at some people who just saw a picture in the catalog and complained about the way the engine looked.

I think I would just like to make the flags on the front more realistic. I see that they're not in your pics Ray. Did you remove them?

Any good options for replacing them with something that looks better?

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Great video Joe- taken on a great day, of a great layout with a great engine!  Love the white flowering tree too!

 

a couple of questions-

The smoke stacks are covered with a grey rounded roof open at the back  I have never seen this roof on a Big Boy.  Is this a scratch-built addition?  Did any of the original  prototypes have this roof?  And what function did it serve?

 

thanks for sharing,

 

John

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It comes with the MTH G gauge engines, Challengers and Big Boys. It's nice to have incase of rain or bird droppings.

I believe that UP did use these as far as I know. Several roads had different versions that I call smoke stack risers or covers, depending on their use. I believe it was an attempt to control the smoke in tunnels and station canopies? Probably scrapped later on?

 

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Here they are testing them on a Big Boy.

 

 

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