Barry Bogs'  1/22.5  scale

Union Pacific  Big Boy  4018

Left Side - Sep. 19th 2021


     I was begining to think I would never see this day! The boys in the shop mated the tender to the engine, built the apron plate and poped the cork on the bottle! We all just stood back and looked at it for a long time. Wow, over a year to build it, one inch short of six feet long, heavier than any other engine they have built, and it will still run on a five foot radius curve. Where do we go from here? Most of the time, I would say to the paint shop next, but with this being the biggest engine to ever ride the rails of the Colorado and Western RR, I need to make sure there is enough clearance for this engine to run. With that being said, I have directed the boys to move it to the RR and have the track gang with them to check it out. Once I am happy that it is not going to take out anyone or thing on the RR, then it is headed for the paint shop for disassembly and primer. Painting this beast will be a whole process in itself. I am thinking of doing it in stages, as there is not enough space in the shop to lay it all out at once. Well, that is for another day. So with that, thank you again for all your support of this project! I treasure all the friends of the BLW shop!

Barry - Chief of everything for Bogs Locomotive Works.  The quality goes in before the name goes on, since 1987.


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