My y6b runs on my lower level 0-63 gargravees and doesn't look bad. I just wish I could run 108 but I have to move the furnace . 

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Posted this many times, but here's one of my Big Boys on 70" radius (0-140, in 3R langauge).  Even here, the overhang is more than expected, 108 or less won't be much improvement over 0-72 in my opinion.  I can't imagine running one of these on anything less than 65" radius (0-130) but that's just me...

It looks much better than a 4-12-2 rigid frame on the same curve, however.  It's another one that looks ridiculous on 0-72.     

Whatever you decide, enjoy your Big Boy, it's a great locomotive.

 

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Posted this many times, but here's one of my Big Boys on 70" radius (0-140, in 3R langauge).  Even here, the overhang is more than expected, 108 or less won't be much improvement over 0-72 in my opinion.  I can't imagine running one of these on anything less than 65" radius (0-130) but that's just me...

It looks much better than a 4-12-2 rigid frame on the same curve, however.  It's another one that looks ridiculous on 0-72.     

Whatever you decide, enjoy your Big Boy, it's a great locomotive.

 

why do you still have the packing material in the loco?

Truthfully, while the overhang is significant, I can't see any reason to be ashamed to run this on O72, it's a great looking locomotive.  I'm not going to make it a shelf queen because someone thinks I shouldn't run on tighter curves.

Best to use larger radii simply because of the overhang, you will take out everything. We have modified landscape and portals in order for our members to use them on the layout. The only area of concern is passing on the helix so we try to keep the BB in front or behind engines on the double main.

Anyone running there Bigboy on 108 could show me what it looks like . I think I could redo my main line to get 108 on it.  I want to see if it's worth it. 

Take a look at the BB videos posted on the NJ HiRailers website and FB page we have been able to run the BB's on all lines. Just as Gunrunner John as he had his at Traintstock 7 with 5 other BB's on the rails. All looked good.

I'm happy to say that I was back in the MU consist, so I wasn't the one that had the crash leading the pack!

Very True John. Can't remember who was in the lead, Maybe Chris or John, regardless it was a blast and looked excellent

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