Barry Bogs'  1/22.5  scale

Union Pacific  Big Boy  4018

Painting - May 1-4th 2022


After a long cold winter, I finelly got the boys in the paint shop to get started on the Big Boy. The tender seemed to be the first step to paint,
so it was pushed into the paint shop and taken apart for prep. The parts were primed with black primer and allowed to dry. Next the boys
sprayed gloss black on the primer, to allow the lettering shop to do their magic. All of the extra details were added and a dull coat was
sprayed over the gloss paint. The tender was then pushed out into the sun light and the coal was added to the mix. I had the boys in
the electrical shop wire up all the lights on the rear and they lit up like a Christmas tree! It is finally great to see progress on this engine again,
and the boys in the shop are all on board to get the engine finished up this week!

Days later, the boys in the paint shop have been really busy trying to get this engine together! The chassis was taken apart and each piece
was primed and painted. Once they were dry, the boys in the erection shop reassembled each piece back together just the way it came apart.
Once assembled, the boys tested each engine on air
(DC power) just to make sure it was going to run correctly. With that part done, it was time
to address the boiler, but that is for another day. The boys were tired and called it a day.

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


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