UP Big Blow visits the NKP

jdcolombo Nov 26, 2016

  1. jdcolombo

    jdcolombo TrainBoard Member

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    At yesterday's operating session on the N-scale NKP, we hosted three special guests: Shane Wilson, from Scale Trains, Inc., his son Brendan, and a fully-operating N-scale UP turbine (a/k/a "Big Blow"). This was a production sample; deliveries of production models should come soon, I think, but they are not yet "on the water."

    The model is as exquisite as I remember seeing at the National Train Show in Indy, and this time I can confirm that the sound and operation are as just as high a level as the detail on the model.

    Shane took some video of the Big Blow running around the layout - it was done with an iPhone, so it's a bit shaky in spots, but some of you may be interested in seeing it (the videos are posted on Scale Trains' Facebook page, so if the links below don't work, go here: https://www.facebook.com/scaletrains/ ):







    I'll probably end up buying one of these for use at N-Trak setups, or maybe I'll just pretend the NKP "borrowed" it on its way from Erie west. It really is an outstanding model.

    John C.
     
  2. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing, John (and Shane and Brendan)! Can't wait for the notification that my pre-order is ready to ship. Hoping that we can have it running around the Silicon Valley FreeMoN layout for the Sacramento Great Train Expo on January 7th & 8th!
     
  3. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, that thing is a beast! I wonder if I could drive my neighbors nuts with it like I did with my Challenger. :sneaky:
     
  4. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

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    Really nice locomotive there. I really don't do much with UP, but here's hoping for some ATSF or DRGW products in the future. I am sold on the details and the operation is see here! Just for fun, how many cars can this unit pull?
     
  5. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow, Wow and Wow again!

    Well, I do operate UP on my layout. What with the limited resources I have. Let's see if I can write Santa a Letter and if he actually gets it. Maybe?

    Thanks for the video.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  6. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

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    John, thanks for sharing the vids., I too think you should have at least one set.

    Carl
     
  7. zinker55

    zinker55 TrainBoard Member

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    An U50C would be nice.........
     
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  8. Xmtrman

    Xmtrman TrainBoard Member

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    And fairly easy since they already have the trucks done. :D
     
  9. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona TrainBoard Supporter

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  10. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    Mr.Sing! Good to see you again on TB!
     
  11. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

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    Normally I am on modern Rolling stock but one of this Big Blow has to be by side of the Big Boy in my collection.
     
  12. marty coil

    marty coil TrainBoard Supporter

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    very Nice!!!!
     
  13. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

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    The Baby has arived! :)
    Test Run was O K.
    somme of the 8500 horse Power are missing.
    IT needs Helper service to clime the hill.
     

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