REVIEW: 10013 Open Freight Wagon
Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:35 PM
My Own Train Open Freight Wagon
Set #: 10013
Theme: Trains / 9V
Year Released: 2001
Piece Count: 121
List Price: $17 (USD)
A little less in price than the My Own Train Hopper and Fuel Tanker, this Open Freight Wagon would serve as the backbone of the My Own Train collection providing opportunities for lots of different freight.
As with other My Own Train sets, beautiful train art decorates the box:
The instructions are rather plain just having a blue background:
The main build of this set is rather simple with just a baseplate, a layer of blue bricks, then another black layer of plates to top it off (not including the end walls).
Unfortunately, the layer of black plates line up with those of the blue, not securing the pieces in a nice fashion. The design is probably due to the use of the side ladders and hooks that require placement in this manner. This makes the base layer easy to break apart:
Tall slopes are used at the ends along with a 3x4 wall piece in the center. A train end caps the top. This wagon also includes two printed 1x2 train tiles:
Ten poles are inserted into the hooks providing a way to keep logs within the wagon:
Three logs are included for the wagon, each with 12 round bricks. They are rather secure without the use of any beam within:
Two chains are placed over the logs and secured to the side walls of the wagon. They are loose if one follows the instructions (as pictured):
The bogies/trucks are rather easy to make and will soon be attached as the final step:
The completed wagon is ready to roll:
The Open Freight Wagon is a "must have" for any Lego Train collector. It can be added to any freight train and looks good with the black and blue colors. My main complaint is how the base layer comes apart pretty easily due to the design. In addition, the poles are always popping off if one is not careful with how they lift the wagon. Unfortunately, there's not much one can do to eliminate this issue. It's ashamed that none of these wagons came with minifigs, like the 1980s train sets, but it's still a nice versatile wagon for hauling all sorts of items. I purchased two of these wagons back in 2001, the second on clearance at my local Target (right after Christmas).
Here's one additional shot of my Open Freight Wagon used to transport weapons for a Wild West Union Army:
Anything can be transported with the Open Freight Wagon!
Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:20 PM
Posted 13 June 2009 - 03:55 AM
“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?”
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
Posted 13 June 2009 - 08:23 PM
I voted for
- only three trees
- no single minifig included
- very realistic looking
- something not very common
- simply good to have extra wagons
I personally are a big fan of seperate engines and wagons (especially with freight trains) since in this way
you can enlarge your train collection and make as big trains as you want to
you can buy these trains and wagons you want to have and put your train together how you like it and don't need to pay possibly much money for contents of train sets you even don't like or don't necessarily must have to.
Edited by Klaus-Dieter, 13 June 2009 - 08:23 PM.
Posted 14 June 2009 - 06:35 PM
The engine, green passenger wagon, and caboose also fit well for the WW theme, but the hopper and fuel tanker seem to modern.
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