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.
 Barry's project introduction and history  photos and video of the prototypes  details, pictures and links on Wikipedia
 9/27/20  work starts on drivers 1/31/21  pilot pumps and shield 10/02/21  right side completed
 10/1/20  tender trucks are built 2/20/21  pilot deck built 10/09/21  engine itself completed
 10/14/20  tender trucks built 4/17/21  boiler build  5/5/22  tender & drive painted
 10/25/20  tender body is started 5/22/21  boiler backhead & cab  5/12/22  PAINTED & near complete
 11/7/20  tender castings assembled 7/1/21  running boards, frame extension  5/13/22  Maiden Run
 11/23/20  tender completed 7/10/21  smoke stack and smoke door  5/14/22  Big Boy & L-131 side-by-side
11/29/20  drivers at the machine shop 7/17/21  turret cover, steam dome    
1/1/21  running gear and chassis work 8/19/21  sand domes    
1/10/21  valve gear and details added 9/11/21  upper boiler details    
1/21/21  rear trailing truck assemble 9/12/21  major steam piping    
1/24/21  pilot is built 9/19/21  left side completed    

  to the  C&W RR Standard Gauge  page   the C&W RR home page Page last updated  6 /3 / 22  .