1- KATO 106-085 N SCALE EXTRA WATER TENDER SET OF 2. 2- KATO 928605 LIGHT KITS FOR WATER TENDERS (NOT INSTALLED).1- KATO 106-086 N SCALE 7 CAR EXCURSION CAR SET. OWN A COMPLETE UP BIG BOY EXCURSION TRAIN AS RUN BY UNION PACIFIC. FOR DISPLAY OR READY TO ROLL ON YOUR N SCALE DC LAYOUT. JUST OUT AND LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE! N Scale Kato 4-8-8-4 Big Boy is based on the huge Union Pacific steam locomotive restored for operation in honor of the railroad's 150th anniversary. The 4-8-8-4 Big Boy is an articulated Steam Engine manufactured by the American Locomotive Company between 1941 and 1944. The Union Pacific was the sole purchaser of these engines, owning and operating a total of 25 of the colossal 600 ton engines. The 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement combined stability and power, with the four wheel leading truck allowing for smoother entry into curves while the two sets of 8 drive wheels provided 135,375lbs of tractive force. The trailing four-axle truck helped support the large firebox that was needed to keep the massive engine fed.
The original Big Boy engines were coal powered, with 4014 being converted to oil when it was rebuilt after its retirement to be used in excursions. The Big Boys plied the rails as reliable workhorses until the final engine was retired from revenue service in 1959, with eight engines surviving in 2022 in museums or as displays. The 4-8-8-4 Big Boy s a wholly new and unique design from any steam engine that has come before, utilizing two coreless motors in dual articulated metal mechanisms to power the 16 total driving wheels.Thanks to the articulated design just like the real engine, the two sets of driving wheels are able to move independently which gives the engine the ability to navigate 11 radius curves, allowing the locomotive to run with Kato's other large scale engines like the FEF-3 and GS-4. This standard DC version features a lighting control board that can be swapped for a DCC decoder when you're ready (available separately)&(NOT INCLUDED). KATO 106085 N Union Pacific Water Tenders 2 Cars with 2- HEADLIGHT KITS 106-085Includes cars #UPP 809 "Jim Adams" with American flag and #UPP 814 "Joe Jordan" lettered for Union Pacific ND 2- KATO HEADLIGHT KITS 928065, NOT INSTALLED Just like the prototype models, the two tenders are not identical, having (in addition to one car having an externally mounted American Flag plate) different weld mark details which will be replicated on the models of the two cars, ensuring that their unique spirit is preserved when translated into model form. Accompanying the "living legend" FEF-3 is always at least one of a pair of Union Pacific Water Tenders, carrying spare water for the steam engine (Water filling stations being a rarity in the diesel era).
These unique re-built cars have seen service as both Steam and Gas Turbine Electric fuel tenders before finally settling into their current forms as part of UP's steam heritage fleet where they operate as separate (but always-present) cars. KATO 106086 N SCALE UNION PACIFIC UP EXCURSION TRAIN SEVEN CAR SET 106-086 N SCALE, 7 CAR SET, NO INTERIOR LIGHTS This 7 Car contains the following cars: Power Car #207 New tooling! Budd 10-6 Sleeper #202 "Willie James" Museum Car #5779 "Promontory" Dome Coach #7001 "Colombine" Coach #5473 "Portland Rose" Dome Diner #8008 "City of Portland" Business Car #119 "Kenefick" New tooling! This new truck allowed the locomotive to transfer its power to the rails more efficiently, which in turn enabled two SD70M locomotives to pull a train that would have taken 3 SD40-2's to pull. The DC brother of the SD70MAC, the SD70M was primarily put to work hauling coal trains due to its high pulling capacity.
Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards Kato magnetic knuckle coupler Equipped with all-wheel electrical pick-up and blackened metal wheels in trucks.