HO International

Models of locomotives and trains from around the world, including USA/Canada and Europe.

Twenty-five of the massive “Big Boys” were built for Union Pacific Railroad and normally operating between Ogden, Utah, and Cheyenne, Wyo.Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941 and retired exactly 20 years later, having traveled 1,659,564 km in its 20 years in service. 

Union Pacific reacquired No. 4014 from the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California, in 2013, and relocated it back to Cheyenne to begin a multi-year restoration process. It returned to service in May 2019 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion. 

The new 2022 Rivarossi model features a new fuel tender (the real tender stems from UP “Challenger” 3985), a modified firebox, new radio antennas and other newly tooled details to equal its 87 times larger prototype. 

Of all the articulated engines, the 4-8-8-4 was the “biggest” in terms of size, weight, power and speed.  

Hence the name “Big Boy”, which appropriately summarizes all these qualities. It seems that the name comes from a chalk writing on the door of the smoke room of the prototype 4000 by an ALCO worker.  

The Big Boy can reach a speed of 80 miles per hour and its maximum power, of over 7000 hp, develops at a speed of 30 mph. 

With a staggering length of 475mm (almost 19 inches), this model boasts a 5-pole motor and brass flywheel, a DCC Ready 21-pin plug, handrails made out of steel wire and much more.  

This locomotive is unlike any other and is without doubt a pure classic. 

MRP £390.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
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HO, short for Half-O, is 1:87  scale, running on 16.5mm gauge track, the same as is used for British HO/OO models). HO is 3.5mm to 1foot, compared to British OO at 1:76 scale, or 4mm to 1ft. Most European and American locos and rolling stock are larger than British equivalents, but because the scale is reduced the models are usually slightly smaller than in OO. European models will normally fit within the clearances used for British OO layouts, however the largest American locomotives and rolling stock may need additional clearance and larger radius curves in the layout.

We can order models from the Bachmann and Hornby International ranges, including prototypes from Europe, North America (USA/Canada/Mexico) and China. These ranges incorporate many well known brands, including Arnold, Rivarossi, Liliput, Joueff and Electrotren.
Currently available Bachmann ranges can be checked on the Bachmann UK website, The Hornby International ranges can be viewed at Hornby International.com. Please contact us with your requirements so we can confirm availability by telephone 01453 825381 or email enquiries@antics.ltd.uk

We also have a range of Irish locomotive and coach models from Murphy Models.