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ALCO UP Class 4000 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy” Locomotive

In celebration of the Union Pacific Railroad restoring Big Boy #4014 to operation, we are excited to offer this iconic locomotive here “in the brick” for you to build and enjoy on your home layout. The legendary Big Boy is a massive 4-8-8-4 steam locomotive, one of the largest ever built, that was manufactured by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) between 1941 and 1944 for the Union Pacific Railroad. 25 of these beasts were built to haul freight over the Wasatch mountains between Ogden, Utah and Green River Wyoming, beginning their service just before the United States entered World War II.

Due to the high level of detail and the immense size of this model, R56 or greater curves are required to run this locomotive.

For a full list of notes, please refer to the blue page in the attached photos.

The rods sizes needed from Trained Bricks are 4x 4H16L and 4x 2H11L Here is a link to the super lot from Zephr here.

The valve gear rods are also available here.

The wheels can now be directly purchased as a package from us here.

***Please note, as with all of our instructions, no bricks are included***

$75.00

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