Check out the exciting new Train set due out in January, 2013. See set details and many pics at Eurobricks.com
The beautiful engine spearheading this legendary train is an EMD E7A, but naturally there’s also a healthy number of cars that make for quite a long composition. Nathaniel’s NYC 4027 is definitely a sight to behold, but he’s still planning on adding a couple of other cars – while also considering options on how to power this whole string of train niceness. Should be an interesting task, but I’m already looking forward to the finished article.
A year ago, Esben Kolind published pics and videos of his great idea of putting Power Functions in LEGO trains to proper use by allowing the minifigs to actually board all those cars. His design has been continously evolving ever since – and this is the latest result.
This time Esben has managed to pack all the Power Function-ing goodness in even less space – and if he were to continue with this trend, his PF-ful designs would verge on wizardry. Not that they don’t already – just see for yourself.
No muss, no fuss – these space-saving sliding doors can turn every jam-packed train platform and car into a happier place. Head over to Eurobricks to thank Esben for his solution to public transport problems.
Not the Emperor of Japan, of course (which is what Mikado actually means, by the way). Rather, a 2-8-2 steam locomotive – Anthony Sava‘s latest creation.
A renowned master of LEGO steam engines, Tony is almost done with his ambitious project of building faithful LEGO reproductions of all five steam engines of the Texas State Railroad. I can’t help but wonder what’ll come next after that…
And it goes straight for the heavyweight champion belt. Scott Wardlaw finishes off the hibernation season in style with a wonderful 4-6-6-4 steam loc complete with a couple of UP cars.
I could fill a few paragraphs waxing lyrical about this one and it still wouldn’t be enough. Instead, I’ll sign off with a “fun fact” – it is precisely the UP 3985 which is the last one standing of its kind, and coincidentally it’s also the biggest steam engine still in operation today. This LEGO model of it has won the Best Train award at BrickWorld 2010. A worthy MOC for a most worthy train then, I’d say.
Tons of straight track pieces, elaborate loops and a truckload of 9V or PF motors… Who needs those if you can build such displays and have just as much fun?
I’m sure most of you are aware of Cale Leiphart‘s prowess when it comes to steam train building. This MOC makes it pretty obvious that such skills are even capable of making small(ish) static scenes come to life in style.
Quoted from an ongoing Eurobricks Train Tech discussion forum. The new recent discovery of the unexpected 3677 LEGO Cargo Train set was spotted in LEGO World 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
More images can be found here. What do our fellow readers think? I, for one never expect to see a new Cargo Train to be scheduled for the 2011 releases. It certainly looks appealing with all of the train elements together.
Master train builder scruffulous does it again with his T Class Diesel-Electric Locomotive in Victorian Railways livery. This train is chock-full of innovative designs, like levers for the ladder and custom decals. This loco is built in the dark blue Victorian Railways livery. See for yourself on his flickr page.
A previous, 9V version of this locomotive won best train at the recent Brickvention in Australia. It is now PF powered, and has been largely revamped.
Apparently, it’s Hong Kong MOCcers appreciation week! After Andybear officially introduced his gorgeous Spanish pub a couple of days ago, his self-proclaimed understudy, Prince William, has now displayed a freshly-built Japanese train station with a couple of Series 40 locomotives keeping it company.
This sweet train diorama is going to be displayed at Brick Adventure 2011 in Hong Kong and judging by the recent influx of cool creations from that part of the world, I think it’s safe to assume it’s going to be an event to look out for.