Often called The largest steam loco ever made, and certainly a contender for the Worlds Most Famous Locomotive, the Big Boy was forged under some of the most strenuous demands ever placed on a locomotive. The UP Railroad needed a locomotive that could be used to pull a 3,600-ton train over Sherman Hill and the 1.14% grade from Ogden to Wasatch, Utah without the need for helpers. When the design specifications were complete, it was decided on the use of a simple articulated, high speed, 132 ft. Long locomotive sporting sixteen 68 diameter drive wheels.What they created was the longest and among the heaviest, most powerful steam locomotive legends in the world. And had not the worker at ALCO chalked Big Boy on the side of the smoke box of one of the 4-8-8-4s under construction, a name that immediately caught on, it is rumored that the name of the type would have been Wasatch, for the mountains they were built to conquer.
PLEASE NOTE: HO SCALE, Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in or greater FEATURES - NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDERTM with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments - NEW Steam from the Whistle! - Factory Installed Engineer / Fireman Figures - Synchronized Puffing Smoke with each Chuff - Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and Timing - Lighted Number Boards - Lighted Marker Lights - Locomotive Composition: Die Cast Body with Die Cast Chassis - Tender Composition: Die Cast Body with Die Cast Chassis - Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee or Compatible - Compatible Tracks: Code 83 and 100 Rail - Equipped with Traction Tires - Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in or greater.
The item "BROADWAY LIMITED 6507 HO UP Big Boy 4014 Promontory Excursion Glossy Paragon3" is in sale since Friday, October 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\HO Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "greatdeals4uonline" and is located in Venice, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.