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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Ducati Boy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:19 am

Indeed a real powerhouse!! Anyone feel like giving us some impressive performance figures, whatsay you D4th??
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby 34053 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:44 pm

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Ian.

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:43 pm

Ye Wiki::::::::::::::::

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_3985

I know she was capable of high speeds,
but like the Big-Boy, hauling huge loads
up steep grades was more important....

Can't seem to find many figgers beyond
what's in that Wiki, though.......

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Blue_2 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:36 am

There was a OO Big Boy for sale in Monk Bar model shop in York when I popped in on Saturday. The cry of "Jeebus" just about covered it, and that was before I saw the price tag!
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Ducati Boy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:38 pm

Thanks D4th, a mighty machine indeed. :D
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Re: A Thread For Ray UP3985 and Big Boys

Postby MOD » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:22 pm

These huge locos are an awesome sight. ;) ;)

This 3985 Challenger is pulling the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus wagons and passengers cars and a freight train. It has some help with the braking as evidenced by the diesel behind the 2 'presumably' oil tenders?

3985 Challenger spec:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_3985



Big Boys spec:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Big_Boy



I just might have to buy one of those Pentrex DVDs ;)

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:44 pm

I would love to see one of those monsters in action! :D
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Re: A Thread For Ray UP3985 and Big Boys

Postby MOD » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:06 pm

MOD wrote:I just might have to buy one of those Pentrex DVDs ;)
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I just bought Big Boy Combo #1 and #2. ;)

(The Big Boys could pull a train - on the level - 5.5 miles long!!!!!)

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