Trains & Rolling Stock Thread, Revell 1/87 Big Boy Locomotive... in Under Construction; Having never made a loco kit before I thought "In at the deep end..again!" I found this loco whilst I ...
Revell 1/87 Big Boy Locomotive...
Having never made a loco kit before I thought "In at the deep end..again!" I found this loco whilst I was looking at google images and found Revell made it in 1/87 which, I think is HO/OO scale?
Top marks to John for getting it in specially for me. Thanks John.
Anyway, I won't bore you rigid with loads of sprue shots but just one and the box art.
The model measures 46.4cm / 18" and comes complete with a nice length of scale track.
First impressions? Although a very long loco kit, it only has 87 bits, 28 are wheels! A lot of the detail is moulded into the body already.
e.g. the main handrails which runs along the boiler body are both one long piece of flat plastic with the rails superimposed on it.
Being summer it will probably be a long haul (no pun intended) and someone will probably finish one before me!!
Here are the shots..
If it wasn't for Thomas Edison, we would all be watching T.V. in the dark!
Working on it!