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Revell Big Boy Locomotive Plastic Model Kit 1:87

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Product description

Recreate this iconic train with the Revell Big Boy Locomotive Plastic Model Kit.

The American Big Boys are some of the longest and largest steam locomotives ever built anywhere in the world. During the late thirties Union Pacific often used auxiliary engines to haul trains from Ogden, Utah up a steep pass to Wasatch. U.P. wished to simplify this system and instructed their own development department to design a new locomotive capable of hauling a 3,600 ton train (max 4,200 tons) up the steep pass.

The 25 Big Boy locomotives were built in 2 groups. The first group, called the Class 1, was built from 1941. The second, Class 2, was built in 1944. The last goods train was hauled by a Big Boy loco in July 1959. Most Big Boys were retired from service in 1961. 

This kit requires paint and glue to complete. Decals are included for two Union Pacific versions.

  • Length: 464mm
  • Scale: 1:87
  • Skill level: 4
  • 87 parts
  • One-piece reproduction boiler
  • Separate butterfly damper
  • Detailed driver's cab, driving wheels and driving rods
  • Movable pony trucks
  • Front cow-catcher
  • Finely detailed reproduction tracks (approx. 48cm)
  • Decals included for two Union Pacific versions

Revell Big Boy Locomotive Plastic Model Kit 1:87

Product code: 5610441000

Reviews (12)

5 Stars4.8 / 5
Revell Big Boy Locomotive Plastic Model Kit 1:87 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for train fanatics This is a Christmas present fo my husband who has loved trains all his life, now retired has time to do it
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great detail and well constructed! I bought this a gift and the recipient was delighted with it. It has great detail, well constructed and I am sure it will give hours of pleasure putting it all together. Plus after it has been completed he can enjoy painting it with paints also available at Hobby Craft.
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good loved makeing them up i was happy how easy they was fixed up the plans where very good looking for my next things to make
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks like fun this seemed the perfect present for that difficult age - 11 AND a boy!!
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Big Boy Revell Locomotive kit A little expensive, but arn't they all nowadays. Only just started but hopefully looking like a nice model. Would have rated it higher but for the fact that had to buy 2 tubes of glue. Hope it is enough and guess at the paints as no info on colours before you open the kit. Obviously not able to do that in the store.
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good kit of an interesting subject. Good kit, comes with everything you need including a length of track as a stand etc. Interesting subject matter with a fascinating history.
Date published: 2019-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product Good name quality product good price good choice of kits
Date published: 2019-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kit A brilliant model, difficult enough to be a challenge but not so hard you want to throw it out the window. Wish hobbycraft did more of this range.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for Brought as a gift and loved it. Very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is amazing This project was a great distraction from my ptsd,
Date published: 2017-10-27
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