Hornby Rivarossi Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" Heavy Freight Steam Locomotive No.4014 Sound Fitted By Rivarossi | Code: HR2753 SOUND | HO Scale
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|Product code||HR2753 SOUND|
|Product category||2019 Range , Steam Locos/Engines ,|
|Product scale||HO Scale|
DCC Sound fitted using a ESU Loksound V5 sound decoder
Special edition in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad.
Product Code - HR2753
This year sees the 150th anniversary celebrating the completion of the ‘Pacific Railroad’, which connected the existing eastern US network with the Pacific coast at Omaha, Nebraska. The 1,912 miles of continuous railway line was constructed between 1863 and 1869. 2019 also marks 60 years when the “Big Boy” locomotives first started being removed from the US network. This also coincides with the restoration of Union Pacific “Big Boy” 4014.
With two significant anniversaries this year it was a straightforward decision to re-release the Rivarossi “Big Boy” 4014 model.
Called “Big Boy” this 4-8-8-4 was the largest in terms of size, weight and speed. The name originates from a message written in chalk on the door of the smoke box by a worker on the prototype project. “Big Boy” can reach speeds of 80 miles per hour, with over 7000 hp.
Dwarfing almost all of the locomotives we have discussed here in The Engine Shed, the “Big Boy” locomotive is an iconic model and one that transcends the US, UK and European modelling boundaries. Produced in unique packaging and including a commemorative number plate and pin badge, this model is truly something special in marking two important anniversaries.
With a staggering length of 475mm (almost 19 inches), this model boasts a 5-pole motor and brass flywheel, a DCC Ready 21-pin plug, handrails made out of steel wire and much more. This locomotive is unlike any other and is without doubt a pure classic.