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Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive 1/87 Revell Germany

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CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

1-87 Scale. This plastic model kit by Revell Germany Measures 18.2 inches long when complete features 87 pieces. The American Big Boys are some of the longest and largest steam locomotives ever built anywhere in the world. During the late thirties Union Pacific often used auxiliary engines to haul trains from Ogden, Utah up a steep pass to Wasatch. Union Pacific wished to simplify this system and instructed their own development department to design a new locomotive capable of hauling a 3,600 ton train (max 4,200 tons) up the steep pass. The 25 Big Boy locomotives were built in 2 groups. The first group, called the Class 1, was built from 1941. The second, Class 2, was built in 1944. The last goods train was hauled by a Big Boy loco in July 1959. Most Big Boys were retired from service in 1961. This kit features One-piece reproduction boiler, Separate butterfly damper, Detailed driver's cab, Movable pony trucks, Detailed driving wheels, Detailed driving rods, Front cow-catcher, Detailed tender with ladders, Finely detailed railroad tracks 18.8 inches to display the big boy on locomotive on. Decals for 2 Union Pacific versions. Skill level 3

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0.9 pounds

15.2 x 9.9 x 2.6

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Revell 1003530Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive 1/87 Revell Germany

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Revell's Big Boy a Big Hit

By Vince

from Aumsville, Oregon

About Me Collector, Grandparent

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  • Well Designed Kit


    Best Uses

    • Older Children

    Comments about Revell 1003530 Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive 1/87 Revell Germany:

    An ideal project for a retired RR buff. The only negative is that the kit required 8 differen paints which had to be purchased seperately.

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