What's your first Train set?
Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:15 PM
I'm a big Lego Trains fan, but I haven't got any Train sets... for now. I'm buying a great set - 4558 Metroliner with speed regulator - on Monday.
What are yours first Trains set?
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:29 AM
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:36 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:57 AM
It was Railway Express 4561/4560 or the one that had track and a speed regulator
I enjoyed watching go around the track and hearing the electronic hum of motor as it sped along
Really a cool train still, great dining car and I loved how they were watching a space film hehe
Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:58 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:04 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:25 PM
I hope you soon got other train sets. The train track snow remover without other train sets is no fun.
My first train set was Road and Rail Maintenance 4546. I got it in November 1991 for my birthday. I told my parents that I wanted that set so much as a birthday present. I knew I'd be a great addition to what I was wishing for Christmas of the same year: Load and Haul Railroad 4563, Manual Level Crossing 4539, and Straight Rails 4515. And I really got what I'd been wishing! And my brother got Railroad Tractor Flatbed 4543 for Christmas. How convenient!
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:46 PM
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In this way you can know how long your layout is and how fast a train can. I don't know the max.speed anymore. The battery is dead for 2 years. Still need to get a new one .
Well I hope you get in near future trains which you are habby with.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:54 PM
I've never been a train fan before in my life - but I now realise what all the fuss is about. I got 2 boxes of the flexible plastic track (Heretic! I know... ) and I've really enjoyed running it. The new PF with the IR kit is pretty clever and I like how it is possible to run 4 trains simultaneously with the same remote - very useful.
My local LUG (the Scottish part of Brickish) runs a lot of train displays and it's great that I've now got the kit to contribute. I suppose I need to make up for the fact that it's taken me 23 years to get my first LEGO train by building loads of MOCs in this fantastic theme!
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:50 AM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:36 PM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:41 PM
Until after my dark age, I had a simple loop of track and two points. It was still the highlight of my lego town.
I agree with vgo, 133 is a sweet little loco. It was one of the trains I've bought since my dark ages ended. 725 is my favorite though
Posted 02 September 2009 - 05:55 AM
Posted 02 September 2009 - 07:51 AM
My first train set was #182 way back in the 70's. During my childhood I've focused on the 12 V grey area, building once a huge layout from ideabook #7777:
As AFOL I got some 9V sets as well but I do not care much about collecting set, I prefer building my own trains designs these days.
Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:23 AM
Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:46 PM
After my 'Dark Ages' my first AFOL train sets were #10133, #10020, and #10170.
Edited by Cyclone Breezerider, 02 September 2009 - 01:47 PM.
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:46 AM
I made a track around my Lego town setup when I was a child out of the old blue tracks and filled in some of the gaps with just any old bricks I could find.
Fast forward nearly 25 years and my sister has given me my nephews
I need to get it off the desk and working on a new Lego town AFOL layout at work! And you can just spot my old 7810 to the left of the picture
Edited by banditloon, 25 February 2010 - 12:48 AM.
Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:53 AM
If it counts, my first train was Airport Shuttle monorail, which was very quickly followed by RC trains.
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