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Lionel Big Boy on Flyer Radius Track

February 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Another tidbit from the S-List quotes Lionel as having said that the new Lionel Big Boy engine will in fact run on standard 20 inch Flyer radius track. This is great news, but it will still mean that I have to carve up some of my mountains and tunnels to get the engine around my new layout.

It is interesting that apparently one of the things against restoring a prototype Big Boy, is that reportedly the Union Pacific Railroad only has two areas of track today that they could run the engine on, and that they are both pretty close together!

Chuck

Tags: Side Tracks

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 rwferr // Jul 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Chuck,
    I live in UP country (Pocatello, Idaho) but no Big Boys were here. They and the 9000′s (2-12-2) were track straighteners, so it didn’t matter what the curve was, after they went through it was straight (and broken). Maybe that’s how the model will navigate 20″ radius, by straigtening it out.
    Ron in Idaho

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