The s-curves are 8' diameter and, truth be told, they really are a challenge for the Big Boy. On one s, the locomotive pulls the tender off the tracks as it turns to the right, and promptly pulls it back on the tracks on the reverse portion of the s - every time!
DITTO what Jerry said BUT I will be glad to pick up the BB /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/w00t.gif
AND give you 'Visitation rights' since we are about 1 hour away.
We will be sure that the BB and a Challenger are not playing together /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/whistling.gif
on my dual 140' elevated track since it's 4' to the grass (non-smoking). /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sick.gif
Thanks, Ray, for the invite! That shop forman looks an awful lot like the partner I used to work for in Washington, but without a cigar. The track is just awesome, by the way, and I agree with C.T. on the Great Trains F-7 - sadly, between my love of trains, cars (see avatar), and planes, I think I'm a much greater risk to our bank account than my wife is at ANY mall. For instance, I'm down in Marion, MA with my parents this weekend so I could take my kids to the see the Collings Foundation B-17, B-24, B-25, and, most significantly, two-stick P-51C at PYM. I had proposed to her that I get a check out in the P-51, but she balked at $3,200 tax deductable price of entry. As it turns out, the area is totally IFR this morning, but I hope it clears up later. From your "handle" here on the boards, Ray, I'm guessing you have a similar interest in things with wings!
Big Boy still looks brand spanking new, looks good! I can tell you I'm amazed at the crazy kinds of corners and curves those things can take for as big and engine as it is. They did a really good job with the everything to allow it to do that.