All aboard! Train fans hop aboard their Emerald Night, Super Chief, BNSF, Swiss Crocodile, or any other Lego train. We're heading to a most exciting place for railroaders, the World City Train Level Crossing (Set #10128). This beauty of a train crossing came out as part of the "World City" town collection when trains were in and town was out (or at least the towns we all knew and loved).
Train Level Crossing
Set #: 10128
Theme: Trains / World City
Year Released: 2003
Piece Count: 325
Track: 3 (9V straight)
List Price: $50 (USD)
The first view of the box immediately catches train fans' eyes with the bright red signal tower and crossing gates:
While the backside of the box provides no alternate models, some nice imagery is included:
The instruction book provides the same image as that of the box:
Page 45 of the instructions shows an image of the completed set:
While the set does have some wonderful printed pieces, it also includes a sticker sheet for the signs:
Hey look! It's Conductor Charlie with Bennie from Mystery Ship? (oops... flashback!... splashes water on face to concentrate on set review)
Wow! How about seven tools included within this set? Not many sets have this many accessories (and none attached to a plastic wheel):
This set only includes the latest technology in train signalling. These are all printed pieces (no stickers). I love the computer:
What if any of these gadgets break down or the train stalls at the crossing? Never fear, a track and road repair vehicle provides a quick fix. This great little maintenance vehicle has wheels for road plates, and adjustable train wheels for trackside travel. It's even 4-studs wide with classic town doors!
A wonderful crossing makes sure tabletown travel is safe for the citizens of Train Town:
The crossing beams/arms can be lifted with a small lever at the right side:
They rest in a component at the other end:
NOTE: I never put the stickers on the crossing signs.
Let's have a look at the great crossing tower:
Train figs can go inside the 1st floor or up the stairs to the 2nd floor:
The 2nd floor has a door and a very nice modern roof. The time 10:21 is prominently displayed on the digital clock:
Inside the 1st floor is an adjustable screen computer:
And on the 2nd floor, the main switching system. Isn't that a great printed brick?
A stepped bridge with four sets of stairs provides a safe walk over any train (including the new Emerald Night). In fact, all of my trains have safely made it under this bridge including the My Own Train Caboose that is probably one of the more taller of rolling stock. The clearance along the side of the track is 4-stud wides on each side allowing a wide train to pass through:
Here is the complete set:
And a shot of the new Emerald
Lastly, an image of this fantastic set in Train Town:
Train Level Crossing is a wonderful set for train fans. The color is an excellent choice and compliments the Train Engine Shed (set #10027) nicely. The yellow maintenance vehicle adds a high level of fun and playability to the set. I like the added details like the computer and switching brick that are great pieces for any town fan. My only complaint is the use of stickers for the crossing signs. This is one set that I'd highly recommend for any Train Town. Those participating in Murder on the Emerald Express may even see it again soon.