Barry Bogs

scratch-built  1/22.5 scale

Union Pacific  4-8-8-4

Big Boy  4018
Barry has started his largest locomotive project to date, maybe ever, scratch building a  U.P.  Big Boy  in 1/22.5 scale.  More challenging previous models, this one started off with having to machine the drivers in a friend's machine shop.

The real engine is just over 132 feet long.  His G scale model will be almost 72 inches long and run on Gauge 3 track.
Read about the prototype via links below, and follow the progress here as he shares updates to the project.

 9/27/20  work starts on drivers 1/10/21  valve gear and details added  Barry's project introduction and history
 10/1/20  tender trucks are built 1/21/21  rear trailing truck assemble    
 10/14/20  tender trucks built 1/21/24  pilot is built  photos and video of the prototypes
 10/25/20  tender body is started 1/21/31  pilot pumps and shield    
 11/7/20  tender castings assembled 2/20/31  pilot deck built  details, pictures and links on Wikipedia
 11/23/20  tender completed    
11/29/20  drivers at the machine shop        
1/1/21  running gear and chassis work        

  to the  C&W RR Standard Gauge  page   the C&W RR home page Page last updated  2 / 21 / 21  .