Bob Darwin and his Tenshodo Big Boy

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centennial
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Bob Darwin and his Tenshodo Big Boy

Post by centennial » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:17 am

In 1962 Bob Darwin wrote a series of articles in Model Railroader magazine about superdetailing a HO scale Tenshodo Big Boy. His efforts produced a model that is still unsurpassed (in my humble opinion) even by the later brass offerings by manufacturers such as Precision Scale. I marvelled at his supernatural skill and patience. The model featured, for example, a self-centering front truck that used a roller bearing acting on a ramp to effect the self-centering action. It was eye-popping in every aspect.

In 1987, he would write a definitive and wonderful book on the Union Pacific in Cheyenne.

Does anyone know what happened to Bob Darwin and his superdetailed Big Boy?

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Re: Bob Darwin and his Tenshodo Big Boy

Post by John_Perkowski » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:03 pm

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