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Lionel American Flyer Big Boy in 2008!

February 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

The S-Trains list at Yahoo is buzzing over a find in the new Lionel 2008 catalog, Big Boy #4014 ready to run on your S tracks! This appears to be a rework of the K-line Big Boy that was previously sold in O-31. A photo of the K-line engine sitting on an S layout is located in upper right hand corner of Jerry Matsick’s photo album, right here on this website. I must say that the Big Boy looks pretty nice sitting there!

This is a beautifully detailed engine that approaches 25 inches in length, though speculation is that it may be 1/58 scale, rather than true 1/64. A bunch of guys a couple years ago were so desperate for an S Big Boy, that they were sending off the O-31 version to have it modified to run on S, so this engine should satisfy many of us. It also has TMCC and Railsounds, which makes me quite happy as I am in the process of going TMCC on my layouts. Lionel does not mention what radius track is required to run it. According to the catalog, the list price of the engine (6-48070) is $799.99. Delivery is scheduled for September 2008.

I personally can’t wait and have mine on order. Thanks Lionel!

Chuck

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