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If you'd like a piece of the 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Locomotive, but don't have the time or skills to print and assemble the entire thing, print this Drive Wheel instead!
The 4-8-8-4 Big Boy was an American steam locomotive used by Union Pacific Railroad from 1941 into the 1960s. A special project commissioned by MakerBot to test limits of 3D printing, it was created and assembled by Paul Fischer.
Fischer spent between 700 and 800 hours drafting and another 1,000 hours 3D printing the locomotive on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. The finished engine is six feet long.
Print with standard settings.
Drive Wheel 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Locomotive by MakerBot is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure MakerBot would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!