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.
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.
Build anything that passes for a 6×16 container – it is that simple! Maersk-blue-loving Eurobricks Ambassador Mikael Sjöstedt (or CopMike, as we all know him) has got a hold of 15 sets of Maersk employees who seem to have somehow lost their 10219 train and are therefore looking for a new home. He’s giving them away for free to 15 random participants in the Container Raffle taking place in Train Tech over at Eurobricks.
If the fact that the dilligent workers come sans the orange vests actually bothers you, you should probably look for another easy way of getting a hold of these rare minifigs. Since I couldn’t care less about vests though, I just can’t see when’s the next time anyone would stand the chance of getting 3 rare and highly desirable minifigs for free. There’s just about a week left now – so get container building!
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.
Brickshelf member, andybear enjoys travelling to Tokyo, Japan and for his very first train creation, he has decided to build one of the famous trains in the Yamanote Line of the Japanese Railway which has been in operations since 1885.
This train is also fully functional with the assistance of LEGO Power Functions. If you are interested about this railway, take a look over here for more useful information.
When I saw Brickshelf user, legofrik’s classic town cars cargo on rail transportation, the simplicity of the design of the cargo trailer and the various Classic Town cars design simply made me wants to find out where the cargo is heading to.
No, don’t worry, this one has nothing do to with Space MOCcing. In fact, the ET91 is as “Town” as they get – a brilliant electric train from way before my time.
The Glass Train, as it was known, only travelled the German rails for recreational purposes, so it should come as no surprise that its design aims to please both onlookers and passengers. Sekiyama, a seasoned Trains veteran, has done great to recapture that leisurely feeling and he’s even made sure that travelling minifigs can enjoy all the amenities they’d usually be entitled to on a recreational train trip.
Eurobricks member, Esben Kolind’s latest creation has made my jaws dropped wide open. This is not a joke and you have to see it to believe the complexity combined with the Power Function for this amazing one of a kind Commuter Train with automatic sliding doors. It even comes with a working front, interior lights and a moving platform. He is a genius to come up with such incredible advanced techniques and it have certainly made Train Lovers going nuts about it.
Be sure to check out the video below in which Esben Kolind demonstrates all the functionality he built into his commuter train. You will not feel regret after watching this short clip.
Inspired by some recent train set purchases, Eurobricks user tunamint creates this classic-looking goods train. The design is reminiscent of 1980s LEGO train sets and I bet anyone growing up browsing LEGO catalogs in those days will be struck by nostalgia watching the pictures. The train features a small diesel loc in bright red, a ballast wagon, a working tipper wagon, and a box car.
Head over to Eurobricks Train Tech to find out what that box car is carrying.