Barry Bogs'  1/22.5  scale

Union Pacific  Big Boy  4018

Major Steam Piping - Sep. 12th 2021


Guys,   the boys in the shop have been super busy, fabricating and installing the heavy steam piping between the front and rear engines. Of course the pipes had to be cut to precise lengths and clearances to get the loco to go around a five foot radius curve. With the engineering work done, the boys decided to roll the engine out of the shop to test clearances on the curves of the CWRR. Of course minor adjustments had to be made to the components on the engine, but this was expected. What will be a major adjustment is clearances on the railroad! The cab roof edge and the front of the rinning boards tend to want to hit various locations on the railroad such as rocks and tunnel portals. The blasting crew will be in force to make way for the Big Boy in the future, but for right now, the boys put the loco back in the shop to finish the details, before it is painted. With the loco safely back in the shop, I have directed the boys to work on the left side of the engine and try to finish up that side before they turn the engine around and complete the build. I will try to update you again when they finish the left side. Stay tuned for more fun from BLW. Thanks, Barry, Chief slave driver at BLW. Still building locos one rivet at a time since 1987. 


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