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Revell Big Boy Locomotive Plastic Model Kit 1:87

Is $ 46.00

Revell Big Boy Locomotive Plastic Model Kit 1:87

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 Number - 5610441000

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 5 out of 5 by from Really good Really good model with easy to follow instructions. Brought for a present
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great kit I always wanted a "Big Boy Loco" but the powered versions were too expensive. This is a great alternative with lots of parts. I have a photo of the real loco 4006 so am painting it up to suit the photo and detailing the cab.
Date published: 2016-02-07
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 This product is amazing This project was a great distraction from my ptsd,
Date published: 2017-10-27
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 4 out of 5 by from Big Boy train Was an intersesting kit to assemble, but, as the base plastic was black coloured there was very little painting required.
Date published: 2020-03-20
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
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