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 1/10/21  valve gear and details added 7/10/21  smoke stack and smoke door
 10/1/20  tender trucks are built 1/21/21  rear trailing truck assemble 7/17/21  turret cover, steam dome
 10/14/20  tender trucks built 1/24/21  pilot is built 8/19/21  san domes
 10/25/20  tender body is started 1/31/21  pilot pumps and shield 9/11/21  upper boiler details
 11/7/20  tender castings assembled 2/20/21  pilot deck built 9/12/21  major steam piping
 11/23/20  tender completed 4/17/21  boiler build 9/19/21  left side completed
11/29/20  drivers at the machine shop 5/22/21  boiler backhead & cab 10/02/21  right side completed
1/1/21  running gear and chassis work 7/1/21  running boards, frame extension 10/09/21  engine itself completed

  to the  C&W RR Standard Gauge  page   the C&W RR home page Page last updated  10 /11 / 21  .