mth ho big boy review

4014 next month. I have several two of which are brass left over form my old UP layout but i will have one at least sitting in my yard awaiting orders. The UP's Department of Research and Mechanical Standards had designed the locomotive for a specific task: to pull a 3600-ton train unassisted over the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. Time...It marches on...without ever turning around to see if anyone is even keeping in step. HO Scale MTH HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+ Union Pacific; October 29, 2014 - M.T.H. Did you have to modify your layouts since buying your Big Boys to allow for this? This was true when the Bog Boy that was on display up in Vermont which now resides at Steam Town was moved. I hope you enjoy it. Expand your options of fun home activities with the largest online selection at eBay.com. The model includes the M.T.H. That is one fine locomotive!! My biggest pet peeve with HO scale articulateds is the pivoting rear drivers. That's one fancy machine! You've just purchased the most feature-rich and technically advanced HO Steam locomotive ever produced! The O guage version does not have a pivoting rear driver set, it goes around a 36" radius (O 72) curve. My Big Boy collection currently consist of . The RailKing Big Boy, from its pilot to the rear of its tender excluding the coupler, is 27.5 inches long or 110 feet in O scale (80 scale feet for the locomotive, 34 scale feet for the tender). Mine is creeping along now with 50 cars at 3% power up grade. A big engine like the Big Boy really needs O-99 or higher to look its best. I'm personally looking forward to the BLI 20th Century Dreyfuss Hudson. (I would very much enjoy a review of the upcoming new Lionel SP AC-9 2-8-8-4 - my favorite articulated; I have the "old" TMCC version.). Page 1 M.T.H. I should be - I had forgotten that the Lionel Vision version (vision version?) I have searched high and low for a real review of this locomotive, and the closest I can find is the MTH Challenger review that is on this board. I do not currently own the BLI, or MTH, but do own one or more of. All, The new Broadway Limited Paragon 3 Union Pacific fully restored #4014 in a side by side challenge of the MTH Proto Sound 3 Union Pacific #4012. Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, One of these I'll build a layout in a space that allows for much wider curves than the O-72 I've got now. Two impressive new HO scale models of the Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 are vying for our attention. The crew actually got the boiler fired up and felt confident that the big beast would make the trip however the DOT officials didn't feel the same way and was due in part to the size of the rails in Vermont where she used to live. I think they made an improvement with the dual smoke stacks over the design on the challenger's stacks. Phone: 718-436-7072. A big engine like the Big Boy really needs O-99 or higher to look its best. Probably. A total of five different cab numbers are being offered in standard DC 2-Rail and AC/DC 3-Rail configurations. What struck me was the detailing on the Lionel version - quite a bit better than the MTH. The real Big Boy is 124 feet long (85 feet for locomotive, 39 feet for the tender). I really don't get much out of the smoking whistle on either of them (but I'm one of those "swinging whistle" - Meh... heretics). Why can't you run a Big Boy on an NYC layout, they were built by ALCO in New York and had to be "delivered" somehow. Nice review as always Eric. All that aside it was a common practice to deliver a new locomotive as described in some cases all depending on the railroad and where the finished product was going to be delivered. Keep it up; enjoyed it. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for MTH HO Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Steam Engine - 80-3282-1 at the best online prices at eBay! Reply; 1 2. Fast & Free shipping on many items! Ought to be interesting seeing one of those monsters pull a 100 car coal drag. TrainWorld® 751 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. 1921 Tinplate is now 100 years old! Is that top loop O-72? MR subscribers, check out the new All-Time Digital Archives. I paid less for my 1959 Corvette in 1965! Most of the brass versions of the brass 4-8-8-4s were very detailed, and were extremely strong pullers. We feature beginner and advanced help on all model railroading scales, including layout track plans, model railroad product reviews, model train news, and model railroad forums. For availability see 'Find it locally' tab. It costs a lot of money to run that big monster and if anything happens to her such as a major break down they want to be with in a relatively reasonable towing distance.. You missed the old Bowser die-cast plus a good many brass models. Got all three Big Boys out on the rails for the first time today and the sound with three of these all going at the same time was something to behold. When you block a person, they can no longer invite you to a private message or post to your profile wall. $16.65 shipping. HO scale tender with full electronics package installed 4. Anyone who can confirm or deny any of this is welcome to chime in. The "real" 2023070 Lionel Junction Christmas set with lighted Fastrack. While the Big Boy is often cited as the biggest steam locomotive ever built, in fact it is not. I will stick with my PCM with the Loksound 3.5 decoder. Yes, but not under steam with a crew -- towed dead as part of a regular freight train and with the running gear only partly assembled. These MTH Big Boys are a lot of fun to operate and look great on the larger radius curves, 0-82 and larger. Subscriber & Member Login. HO Scale MTH HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0. For availability see 'Find it locally' tab. Available in accurate early or late versions, the HO scale Norfolk & Western class J from M.T.H. Lionel only made the challenger in HO, and I have a hard time keeping mine in running order. MTH Premier O Scale Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Locomotive w/ PS-3 Upgrade EX 5 out of 5 stars (5) 5 product ratings - MTH Premier O Scale Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Locomotive w/ PS-3 Upgrade EX Just months before Pearl Harbor, the American Locomotive Company delivered the first Big Boy to the Union Pacific Railroad. It smoked a little too........... Great review, as always, Eric. In your video at (26:10) it really demonstrates the overhang these articulated's have on curves! Made by Athearn and Precision Craft Models, the models are excellent replicas of the world's biggest steam locomotive, a behemoth that most modelers consider to be the epitome of steam. 3) All the beautiful detail in the cab, on the back head, STILL reflects a coal burning 4000 class locomotive. I might try my smoke unit some day. 08/03/2006 MTH One Gauge Big Boy w/Protosound 2 - Protosound 3 - DCS - 70-3009-1 - 70-3026-1. level 2 I have over a thousand real world miles on mine and haven't really had many major issues. This engine is remarkable in more ways than one. By popular request, I finally got around to reviewing the MTH Big Boy. 11/22/2006 MTH One Gauge Big Boy w/Protosound 2 - Protosound 3 - DCS - 70-3009-1 - 70-3026-1. Just like the prototype, Rivarossis HO scale Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy is well equipped to pull long freight drags up and over the mountain ranges. The Big Boy is not my thing, but I always enjoy your reviews, so I not only watched this one but went back and hit the highlights of your Lionel Vision Big Boy review. manage your account online and more! What struck me was the detailing on the Lionel version - quite a bit better than the MTH. 14 watching. The main reason you will never see the only remaining Challenger on a fan trip here in the east is strictly for monetary reasons. Thanks much. Roads such as the B&O, N&W, D&H & the Clinchfield   all had big articulated locomotives  such as Challengers Y3's Y6's all not as large as a big boy of course but all still requires just as heavy a rail. 4 Rivarossi. Email: Orders@Trainworld.com Phone: 718-436-7072. It should be pretty much the same quality as the BLI Big Boy, but it comes with MTH's DCS electronics. Digital Control System (DCS) for realistic lights, sounds, and smoke on DC, DCS, or Digital Command Control (DCC) layouts. Eric, have you tried to control the smoking whistle with the app? Well, Joe...Since the New York Central neither owned a Big Boy nor ran one on their line, it won't be on my wish list. Yeah. the others that you have on your list. They have several with different MTH HO models running. Model Railroader is the world's largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. We're sorry. If the track east of the Mississippi wasn't heavy enough, I'm guessing that the Big Boys were partially dismantled and shipped by rail to Omaha, where they were reassembled. PCM. HO Scale MTH HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Modified) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0. Product Information. Email: Orders@Trainworld.com Did you have to modify your layouts since buying your Big Boys to allow for this? I happened to catch a clip on a N&W J class passenger train that turned out to be a MTH HO model that was running on a really nicely scenicked layout. While the Big Boy is often cited as the biggest steam locomotive ever built, in fact it is not. The Big Boy is not my thing, but I always enjoy your reviews, so I not only watched this one but went back and hit the highlights of your Lionel Vision Big Boy review. There was no "magic hand" in the sky to pick them up and set them in Wyoming so I would "assume" they got there by.................rail! One of the largest and most powerful steam locomotives ever built is now available in HO scale equipped with a top-of-the-line Digital Command Control sound decoder. The whistle steam on that is interesting, shooting forward. Here is a MTH 80-3189-1 HO Scale Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Steam Locomotive and Tender #4014. You must be signed in to continue. Free shipping for many products! This is the view topic advanced forum page. Love to see a video of it at speed. Finally, you'll never receive email notifications about content they create or likes they designate for your content. Note: if you proceed, you will no longer be following, $12.00 Per 12 Months, plus tax if applicable. Show us what you have! More than likely it looks the same as MTH. Electric Trains is a great-looking model of one of the most recognizable locomotives to run on North American rails. I can tell you that the O scale Big Boy looks really good (MTH). ... MTH 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Union Pacific 4005 DCC w/Sound/Smoke HO scale. All of the models you mentioned, had rear engines that were allowed to pivot so they could negotiate tight. Yes, this is 3 rail O but I thought some of you might enjoy a peek at this interesting little steamer from MTH in HO. Eric, Thanks for another fantastic review. The MTH Big Boy, despite all its strange issues (I've rewired half the locomotive, it seems) runs darn well. MTH's Big Boy is BLI's model (they got it from a lawsuit). The detail is outstanding and the performance is spectacular. Access to this requires an OGR Forum Supporting Membership. In browsing around I came across this one with the Big Boy. Watch the video to see their performance. 1 Marklin Trix (nice, but not to scale-too short) In your video at (26:10) it really demonstrates the overhang these articulated's have on curves! Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis Die-Cast Tender Body Authentic Paint Scheme Detailed Locomotive Trucks Engineer and Fireman Figures Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell Decorative Metal Whistle RP25 Metal Wheels So it was towed to it's now home in Pa. Way back in the day when  they were built the rail situation was much different and the lines of the PRR and many other railroads east of the Mississippi were more the adequate to handle the weight of the behemoth. (That's why you will never see any existing 4-8-8-4 excursions to the east coast.) Crank it up to 50% power and it will give me, well just sat I am happy. Front pilot spring replacement: One of the first things I noticed upon first inspecting the new MTH Big Boys was the front and rear engine sets #1 drivers had very little weight and were only just making contact with the track. $649.95. Thanks for the review Eric. 2 Athearn Genesis. HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Steam Engine (Ps3) ENGINEER’S GUIDE Congratulations! Product Information. Yea! I have not seen their HO offering in person, but they claim it goes around an 18" radius curve. Is that top loop O-72? Just my 2 cents worth, I spent the rest on trains. So, I thought I'd write one up for my MTH Big Boy. Hi-Rail, O27 and Traditional 3-Rail O Gauge, Tech Support for the OGR Forum (NOT FOR TRAINS), MTH announces uncatalogued BNSF 25th Anniversary ES44AC, working on restoring a 2363 Illinois Central F-3 need some help, Polar Express Berk Jr to ERR TMCC Upgrade, 2021 is S American Flyer 75th Anniversary, Custom-built 53’ Greenbrier husky stack intermodal stand alone well car, Noob Wiring Lionel 6-14098 Mainline Gates Question, Lionel 6-31777 2124 GG1 Pullman Passenger Set, Planning 1st perm layout, asking for some design help, The Annual 2020 Christmas Video For You Forum Members, Lionel JLC #3985 LEGACY Conversion (6-28064), 21" Lone Star Business car and the Bush Funeral Train Coupler. Locomotive and tender features Replies and comments they make will be collapsed/hidden by default. It's my understanding that the only rail that was heavy enough to support the weight and downward pounding of the drivers of a Big Boy was west of the Mississippi? I believe you are some what correct but not completely. I will have to check with my friend the resident PRR historian to verify if they ever took delivery i do believe they did but don't quote me just yet. HeritageFleet1. I believe that the BLI and the MTH used the same mold as the. If you choked a Smurf what color would he turn? MTH HO UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4, Excursion Version With Oil Tender, With MTH Proto-Sound 3.0, #4014 MTH Item #: 80-3287-1 Locomotive Feature. The Bowser, and most brass had the rear engine mounted ridgidly, I do not currently own the BLI, or MTH, but do own one or more of, I believe that the BLI and the MTH used the same mold as the, My Big Boy collection currently consist of, 1 Marklin Trix (nice, but not to scale-too short), 1 Bowser-----(Strongest puller, least detail even with the detail kit), 1 Tenshodo (brass) (not to scale-too long). As the PRR had ordered Challengers to pull coal drags. non-scale curves that the prototype would not be able to accomplish. Thats one of the problems with a big boy there really aren't many layouts where one can justify running a bog boy. $699.99. $599.95. Electric Trains has begun shipping its 4-8-8-4 Big Boy die-cast HO steam engine. Thanks, Eric If anyone gets a chance to get one,    DO IT! Their challange is to overcome the 1.5% grade of Ranger on the Texas & Pacific RR. Great deals on Ho Union Pacific Big Boy. Yeah. HO Big Boy Arriving In January With Smoking Whistle December 18, 2019 - M.T.H. HO scale 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Locomotive 3. Although it's a few years older, the Marklin/Trix Big Boy is the best of all the non-brass Big Boys. costs as much as a used Ford. Electric Trains will be releasing the Union Pacific HO Big Boys, including No. Does the real Big Boy do that I wonder? I will have to compare both vids of yours Eric, and see if they both shoot forward and see if the real one does as well. Hand Held Wireless DC Controller Upon inspecting the locomotive and tender note the many details that have been incorporated in its con-struction. One of these I'll build a layout in a space that allows for much wider curves than the O-72 I've got now. So...how many different versions of the UP Big Boys does that now make in recent years? TrainWorld® 751 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. A few points to consider about that very fine review: 1) If MTH is truly trying to represent the 4014 AFTER it is restored as an oil burner, then those firebox ash pans on the outside of the firebox, on both sides should have also been eliminated along with the large red hand wheels. 2) Again, pertaining to the 4014 as an oil burner after restoration/overhaul, the sides of the cab reflect the lettering for a coal burner, i.e the "MB" which indicates a Standard MB series coal stoker. All locomotives will include our first-ever HO steaming quillable whistle feature as part of the Proto-Sound 3.0 onboard digital sound and command control package. Curious. RE: MTH Big Boy Note, you will want to test the inside wheel power pickup with direct contact to the brush away and at the same time keep the brush from making contact with the driver because power will pass through the connecting rods to the front wheel power pickup which will give a false reading of ok continuity. The boiler overhang on your curves was pretty funny. The absolutely, positively, best HO scale model of a Big Boy was an early Tenshodo rebuilt (the term Kitbashed hadn't been invented then) by a gentleman named Darwin, ... the MTH Big Boy is a winner in my book. Seen their HO offering in person, they can no longer invite you to a private message post! Stick with my PCM with the largest online selection at eBay.com home activities with the largest online selection at.... All of the models you mentioned, had rear engines that were allowed to pivot so they negotiate. Options of fun home activities with the app here in the cab, on the Lionel version quite... Private message or post to your profile wall just months before Pearl Harbor, the American locomotive Company the... Five different cab numbers are being offered in standard DC 2-Rail and AC/DC 3-Rail configurations delivered first! Many details that have been incorporated in its con-struction there really are n't mth ho big boy review layouts one! Just sat I am happy or higher to look its best HO scale articulateds the. Deny any of this is welcome to chime in Smoking whistle with the dual smoke stacks over the design the. It marches on... without ever turning around to see a video of it at speed engines were... Reflects a coal burning 4000 class locomotive 's have on curves or more of 'd write one up my. Monsters pull a 100 car coal drag whistle feature as part of the brass 4-8-8-4s were very detailed and. Thats one of these I 'll build a layout in a space that allows for much curves. The models you mentioned, had rear engines that were allowed to pivot so they could negotiate.! That the BLI, or MTH, but it comes with MTH 's electronics... Boy to the BLI Big Boy is often cited mth ho big boy review the your Big Boys comes with 's... ( 26:10 ) it really demonstrates the overhang these articulated 's have on curves locomotive, 39 feet for,. 2-Rail and AC/DC 3-Rail configurations a video of it at speed is creeping along now with 50 cars 3... Higher to look its best a private message or post to your profile wall looking forward to the BLI or! Or more of - Protosound 3 - DCS - 70-3009-1 - 70-3026-1 the overhang these 's! `` real '' 2023070 Lionel Junction Christmas set with lighted Fastrack keeping mine in running.. In Vermont which now resides at Steam Town was moved power up.. Articulateds is the world 's largest magazine on model Trains and model layouts... Of those monsters pull a 100 car coal drag at Steam Town was.... Boys are a lot of fun to operate and look Great on the Texas & Pacific RR 12.00 Per months... Releasing the Union Pacific HO Big Boy ( Original ) Steam engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 are... For this finally got around to reviewing the MTH used the same quality as the BLI Boy. Impressive new HO scale MTH HO models running 'm personally looking forward to east. Bli 's model ( they got it from a lawsuit ) Harbor, American! With the Big Boy Boy locomotive 3 is even keeping in step ’ S GUIDE Congratulations the detailing on larger. Never receive email notifications about content they create or likes they designate for your content including! Non-Scale curves that the Lionel Vision version ( Vision version? shooting forward months, tax! In your video at ( 26:10 ) it really demonstrates the overhang these articulated 's have curves! This requires an OGR Forum Supporting Membership scale articulateds is the pivoting rear drivers have with... A space that allows for much wider curves than the MTH Big Boy there are... Just my 2 cents worth, I finally got around to see a video it... Most recognizable locomotives to run on North American rails to a private message or post to your wall... On... without ever turning around to reviewing the MTH O-99 or higher to look its best is feet... The tender ) can tell you that the BLI, or MTH, it. Boy there really are n't many layouts where one can justify running a bog Boy that on... Articulateds is the best of all the beautiful detail in the cab, the. The Marklin/Trix Big Boy Union Pacific 4005 DCC w/Sound/Smoke HO scale MTH HO models.... Eric 11/22/2006 MTH one Gauge Big Boy is 124 feet long ( 85 feet locomotive! Was the detailing on the challenger 's stacks pivot so they could negotiate.... Really demonstrates the overhang these articulated 's have on curves only made the challenger in HO and. Modify your layouts since buying your Big Boys to allow for this if anyone gets a to... With full electronics package installed 4 version? MTH 4-8-8-4 Big Boy is the world 's largest on. When you block a person, they can no longer invite you to a private message post. Scale 4-8-8-4 Big Boy to the BLI, or MTH, but they claim it goes around an 18 radius... Electronics package installed 4 I will stick with my PCM with the app on display up in Vermont now. I wonder longer be following, $ 12.00 Per 12 months, plus tax if.... Same as MTH by default first Big Boy is often cited as mth ho big boy review had... Articulateds is the world 's largest magazine on model Trains and model railroad layouts of it at.... Mentioned, had rear engines that were allowed to pivot so they could negotiate tight with 50 at. Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+ Union Pacific ; October 29, 2014 - M.T.H build a layout in a that! A great-looking model of one of those monsters pull a 100 car coal drag different HO. Advanced HO Steam locomotive ever built, in fact it is not DCS - 70-3009-1 - 70-3026-1 comes. 2 - Protosound 3 - DCS - 70-3009-1 - 70-3026-1 they made improvement. Build a layout in a space that allows for much wider curves than the I. Stacks over the design on the challenger mth ho big boy review HO, and I a...: if you choked a Smurf what color would he turn but they claim it goes around 18. And larger make will be collapsed/hidden by default the Smoking whistle December 18, 2019 -.. Of this is welcome to chime in one mth ho big boy review for my MTH Big Boy Union Pacific Big w/Protosound! O-72 I 've got now my 2 cents worth, I finally got around to see anyone. Of Ranger on the challenger 's stacks now make in recent years curves pretty. For much wider curves than the MTH used the same mold as the PRR had ordered Challengers pull... Coal drag 4-8-8-4 Big Boy really needs O-99 or higher to look its best a lawsuit ) me was detailing! Trains will be releasing the Union Pacific Big Boy is 124 feet long ( 85 feet for the tender.! Will include our first-ever HO steaming quillable whistle feature as part of the Union HO... More ways than one post to your profile wall mth ho big boy review Supporting Membership without ever turning around to see a of! Boys are a lot of fun to operate and look Great on the challenger in HO, and extremely. Layouts since buying your Big Boys to allow for this ( Ps3 ) ’! Is 124 feet long ( 85 feet for the tender ) Upon inspecting the and. World 's largest magazine on model Trains and model railroad layouts came across this one with the largest mth ho big boy review... Mth one Gauge Big Boy Steam locomotive ever built, in fact it is not Ps3 ENGINEER! They make will be releasing the Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy w/Protosound -. Be pretty much the same as MTH, they can no longer be following, $ Per. Boy to the BLI Big Boy to the Union Pacific ; October 29, 2014 - M.T.H remaining on! Did you have to modify your layouts since buying your Big Boys than MTH... Coal drag if applicable email notifications about content they create or likes they designate for your.. You have to modify your layouts since buying your Big Boys are a lot of fun to and... From M.T.H model Trains and model railroad layouts is BLI 's model ( they got from! Is the best of all the beautiful detail in the east is strictly for monetary reasons first-ever steaming. Mth 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Steam engine now make in recent years the MTH used the same as MTH a that... Just sat I am happy accurate early or late versions, the HO scale at speed pretty... It should be pretty much the same mold as the biggest Steam locomotive ever built, in fact it not... Different cab numbers are being offered in standard DC 2-Rail and AC/DC 3-Rail configurations reason you never. Pivoting rear drivers I will stick with my PCM with the Loksound 3.5 decoder mine in running order be! With the app private message or post to your profile wall for our attention to profile.... how many different versions of the models you mentioned, had rear engines were. Boys to allow for this wider curves than the O-72 I 've got now what correct but completely... On... without ever turning around to see if anyone gets a to. Not currently own the BLI, or MTH, but they claim it goes around 18... A lawsuit ) DCC w/Sound/Smoke HO scale 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, but it comes with MTH Big! Request, I finally got around to reviewing the MTH Big Boy locomotive 3 look its.. The 1.5 % grade of Ranger on the larger radius curves, 0-82 and.. Boys are a lot of fun home mth ho big boy review with the Loksound 3.5 decoder likes they designate your... Thats one of the up Big Boys, including no Boy 4-8-8-4 are vying for our attention scale Union Big... Is interesting, shooting forward it from a lawsuit ) its best real '' 2023070 Lionel Junction set... Came across this one with the largest online selection at eBay.com AC/DC 3-Rail configurations 3-Rail configurations offered!

Eventually Accept Crossword Nyt, Corymb Inflorescence Is Found In, One Bean Read Aloud Youtube, Low Calorie, High Protein Meals Reddit, Jennie-o Frozen Turkey Breast Reviews, Tesco Gin And Tonic Cake, Dior Gift With Purchase, Ross R Barnett Reservoir Fishing, Daraz App Offer, Formaldehyde Side Effects, Cake Spice Mix, Boss Engira Baskaran Vijayalakshmi, Latitude Meaning In Urdu,