Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
BillytheKid

REVIEW: 7750 Steam Engine

On a scale of 1 to 5   27 members have voted

  1. 1. How do you rate this set?

    • 1 - Poor
      0
    • 2 - Below Average
      0
    • 3 - Average
      2
    • 4 - Above Average
      6
    • 5 - Train-tacular!
      19

Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

11 posts in this topic

traintech1.jpg

14-12-hp7750.jpg_thumb.jpg

Name: Steam Engine

Set No.: 7750

Theme: LEGO / SYSTEM / Trains / 12v / Train Set

Year: 1980

Pieces: 255

Minifigs: 2

Price (when it was in stores): USD 75$ (which equals about EUR 53€)

Price nowadays (2d hand): USD 400$ (which equals about EUR 300€)

7750.jpg

First some pic's of the train itself:

k_-_great_shot_7750.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

The right side:

k_-_right_view_7750.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

The left side:

k_-_left_view_7750.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

And the workplace of the driver:

l_-_inner_view_7750.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

And this is the second model you can build of the stones of set 7750:

o_-_second_model_of_7750.jpg

It's hard to make a good review of this train. This train has many rare pieces, which make the train very expensive as a complete set. This train was released in 1980, but it hasn't track and (mini)station. If you had to buy the tracks and speedregulator seperatly, it makes an expensive gift for parents to give to their child. Properly, that's why set 7740 sold much better.

Nevertheless, this train looks very good. It has a tender, as a steamengine should be. The wheels are bigger then the standaard ones. For a real 12v fan, it's a train you must have in your collection. This makes it properly also expensive. Enough talk about this, this train should been seen :grin: . As an owner of this train, I'm very proud to have this set. Because I paid enough for this set, it hasn't run much last 2 years. Recently it runs beautifully at my layout with 2 reefer wagons of JH McKee.

m_-_7750_with_2_reeferwagons_from_jh_mckee.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

m_-_inner_view_reeferwagons_form_jh_mckee.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

The stones which are used are standard, but red bougies plates can only be found in this set. If you make this set in other colors, like a Hogwarts theme.

a_-_great_shot_hp7750.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

The right side:

a_-_right_view_hp7750.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

The left side:

a_-_left_view_hp7750.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

This was the first design I made:

b_-_hogwartsexpress_7750_first_design.jpg

I made actually a copy of set 4708, which you can see here:

c_-_hp7750_with_the_original_4708.jpg

The inside of the train itself, which is the same of set 4708:

e_-_inner_view_locomotive_hp7750_and_4708.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

Inside of the wagons:

e_-_inner_view_wagon_1.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

e_-_inner_view_wagon_2.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

And here you can see both trains beside eachother. I bought the 7750 later than mine own build HP-77550.

n_-_hp7750_and_7750_next_to_eachother.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

It's fun to build one of your own. Who has tried this too?

Playability: 6/10 (Not much extra's with this set. Wagons, track and speedregulator had to be bought seperatly)

Design: 10/10 (It look realistic, exspecially with a tender and big wheels under locomotive.)

Price (at that time in stores): 6/10 (See playability)

Price (2d hand): 2/10 (demand is higher then supply)

Overall: 8/10 (Design is good, but price is very expensive. For expensive part it won't get a 10 form me.)

And for the last pic, the emerald train beside the 7750:

n_-_emerald_next_to_7750_-1.jpg_thumb.jpg

Click on pic for bigger one

I hope you enjoyed this review as I, while written it.

Edited by AFOL12v

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How I wish Lego would bring back a set like this. This puts the 9V My Own Train Steam Engine to shame (and I actually like the set). With the red base and black train doors and windows, this set is truly a classic. I tried building a smaller version of this from one of the other 12V sets (7727), but it just doesn't compare.

I love the heavy German DB locomotive-look that this classic train exhibits. Very nice, and thanks for sharing Panda.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The red bogie ain't the only extremely rare part in this set, it has also the BIG red wheels (the ONLY set that has them!) and 1x1x2 and 1x2x2 black windows too... These parts are what make this set so special, personally I like the small steam engines more than this. :P

EDIT: And let's not forget the RED 12V motor, you can get a set like 7725 WITH the black 12V motor for the price of one red motor! :D

Edited by vgo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The red bogie ain't the only extremely rare part in this set, it has also the BIG red wheels (the ONLY set that has them!) and 1x1x2 and 1x2x2 black windows too... These parts are what make this set so special, personally I like the small steam engines more than this. :P
Those windows can also be found in set 7727, 7730 and 7810.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And they cost $40+ a piece on BrickLink, that's a ridiculous price for a 1 x 1 x 2 window!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love this train, only because it's rare.

Agreed. It's on my list of "must-haves". Will need to save up though. :thumbup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed. It's on my list of "must-haves". Will need to save up though. :thumbup:

I don't see the appeal, it's a steam engine without moving pistons!

The only value I can see is that it can be sold for lots of $ to someone else. If I had a

copy of this set it'd put it on bricklink right away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't see the appeal, it's a steam engine without moving pistons!

Wash your mouth, this train is holy in the 12v world :devil: .

The only value I can see is that it can be sold for lots of $ to someone else. If I had a

copy of this set it'd put it on bricklink right away.

Don't think we pay gold for this holy train, we know what's fair and unfair prices :grin: .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love this train, only because it's rare.

I love this set like a woman can love a rare jewel! :laugh:

This locomotive is a "must" for all 12 volts lego fans! :thumbup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This locomotive is a "must" for all 12 volts lego fans! :thumbup:

Only if you insist on having a complete collection.

I have a layout once per year at our local train show. In deciding my max-bid on eBay I ask myself how much this train could contribute to the show. By that measure, my max-bid would be lower than the price of an Emerald Night with power functions, because the EN is for sure a better crowd-pleaser. Of course, this limit on my max-bid means that I'm not going to win a 7750 eBay-auction for long long time, I can only win an auction after all those that "must" have their 7750 get one first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.