Okay, I get it now.

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SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
I just watched a documentry (It was unbiased, really. It was made by UP), called, "The Last of the Giants." It was about the Big Boy.

Okay, I can see what some of you see in the Big Boy.

I'm not going to give up my love of the old time 2-6-0. It's still the best looking little engine made. But I can see what you testosterone lovers see in the 4-8-8-4.

I also watched a Northfolk and Western video and the Mallet looks okay too.
 

dgwinup

Member
Be very careful, spacemouse, you might get caught up with the 'big iron'! LOL

Darrell, Challengeringly quiet...for now
 
Chip, I pretty much love anything that was powered by steam, at least as far a locomotives go. But, I've always loved the big steamers the best! I guess that's why I like UP's roster. In my (steamer) model fleet I have a Big Boy, three Challengers, two FEF-3's, a Pacific, a Hudson, an 0-8-0 switcher and a three truck Shay. I'm going to have to get a few more smaller steam locomotives so I can fit more trains on my layout. More than one or two of the biggies is too much for the space I currently have.
-Joe
 

TWhite

Tom White
jbaakko said:
Watch the one on the Messabi Yellowstones....
Oh, my, YES!! Definitely avail yourself of this video, Chip--Yellowstones are like Big Boys minus one set of pilot wheels and plus a whole lot of fascinating stuff hung on the boiler front. My all-time favorite BIG locomotive. Watching one rocking down the track with about 200 ore cars behind its big tender is sort of like watching the Green Bay Packers on a really GOOD day, LOL!
Tom :D
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jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
TWhite said:
Watching one rocking down the track with about 200 ore cars behind its big tender is sort of like watching the Green Bay Packers on a really GOOD day, LOL!
Heh, Good Day? *hides*

I saw the DM&IR Vid in parts at my LHS and it looks like it'd be awsome.
 
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dthurman

Guest
Knowing how "intense" I get with almost everything in my life, that is why I haven't allowed myself to watch anything with steam, I can see it now, I will have to buy some N scale steamers, buy steam engine videos, and then join a steam engine rebuilding group. My girlfriend already thinks I need therapy.
 




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