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#1 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 18:11

For any railfans out there, or even people with somewhat of an interest (if you haven't heard already). Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 once again ran under it's own power yesterday after a 6 year restoration. With 6,300 HP and 135,000 lbs. of tractive effort, and weighing in at almost a million pounds unloaded... this thing is a monster of a locomotive.

 

From what I understand, it will be present at the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad on May 10th. at Promontory Summit.

 

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#2 Agent86

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:22

Interesting stuff Lib !


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#3 J5_Klugermann

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 19:09

My friend had the HO version and that was big. Can't remember what curve radius he needed to run that on.


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#4 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 02:34

My friend had the HO version and that was big. Can't remember what curve radius he needed to run that on.

 

They can run on pretty small radiuses due to the articulated front drivers.


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#5 J5_Klugermann

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 13:11

I saw that the O gauge one (MTH) can negotiate 31" curves but I'm not sure if it is true scale.


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#6 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 18:03

I think Rail King is MTH's semi-scale line, if it was MTH I believe it would be scale... but I'm a tinplate guy what would I know :icon_e_biggrin:


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