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#101 legoguy475

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:08 AM

View Post22kane, on 22 August 2011 - 10:31 PM, said:

Well, it was started back in 2009.

I would say the Maersk engine. I love American railroading especially the 70's and 80's. The Maersk loco is a take on an EMD SD-45 or similar model. I just wish Lego would do more American diesel models.

I have to agree with you on the Maersk being the best train Lego has done. However, it's actually more of a GP40-2 :P

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

Well since it seems that the Emerald Night set is coming to a close, and also sadly Lego did not release any more cars for the set  :devil:

I ended up buying 5 so I can still make a train when I decide to build it!

As for the Mearsk train this is probably my second favorite train after the Santa Fe Super Chief.

I hope that when Lego does release the next exclusive train set in 2013 and it is a passenger train.

that they learn from their mistake and release  some additional cars for the set!

Since we got a 19 century European steam engine and the a 20 century American diesel engine my hopes would be a

mid 19 century electric train!

ether a PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD GG-1 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE, PRR 4890

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or an 3015 E-Lok "Krokodil"

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Both of these in a nice brown would look awesome!

so just keeping my hopes up!  :classic:

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#103 roamingstudio

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:07 PM

View Postgrogall, on 03 December 2011 - 11:39 AM, said:

or an 3015 E-Lok "Krokodil"
Well if Lego want to re-use the mould for the EN / Toy Story train, then I agree a return to the classic crocodile would be sweet.

But who knows; maybe another steam train could easily come along.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:48 PM

What mould (uhh, I think mold, mould is like a mushroom) are you referring to then?

But a brown crocodile would be neat indeed!

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:25 PM

I think the Maersk Train or Santa Fe Super Chief are the best ever IMO. :wink:

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 04:35 PM

I'm a big fan of the Maersk train, but for me, the Santa Fe series  is probably the best train "ever made". I really hope they re-do it as a PF train in the future since I missed it....  :sad:

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#107 mikka says

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:42 PM

My absolute favourites would have to be

the my own train

large tender and tank engines...
they got me into the lego trains and i still have one.

wow...lego train nostalgia

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#108 proraptor

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

I love the Maersk, BNSF, and super chief but nothing beats the beauty of the emerald night.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:05 AM

View Postgrogall, on 03 December 2011 - 11:39 AM, said:

Well since it seems that the Emerald Night set is coming to a close, and also sadly Lego did not release any more cars for the set  :devil:

I ended up buying 5 so I can still make a train when I decide to build it!

As for the Mearsk train this is probably my second favorite train after the Santa Fe Super Chief.

I hope that when Lego does release the next exclusive train set in 2013 and it is a passenger train.

that they learn from their mistake and release  some additional cars for the set!

Since we got a 19 century European steam engine and the a 20 century American diesel engine my hopes would be a

mid 19 century electric train!

ether a PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD GG-1 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE, PRR 4890

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or an 3015 E-Lok "Krokodil"

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Both of these in a nice brown would look awesome!

so just keeping my hopes up!  :classic:

I think you mean 20 and 21st century, I pretty sure the GG1 did not exist in the 1800s(19th century=1800s) :wink:  but I do agree, those would be nice to see. On topic: My favorite is 4511. Yes I didnt get into lego trains during the 12 volt era, so I cant relate to those, but 4511 is truly a masterpiece.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

7740 is the best for me as you can tell from my username!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:03 PM

I can only give one answer to this: the one that started it all: my 7715, as in my avatar. My first lego set ever, got it when i was three years old. My parents spent half the night putting it together for my Sinterklaas present (kind of a dutch version of Christmas). Played with it for years. In fact, i still do. :) Best toy ever.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:43 PM

The Santa Fe sets, Super Chief and cars, are the best LEGO trains ever made, especially when used to make the Santa Fe El Capitan. Epic! :drool:

The playability of 4561 Railway Express and 7898 Cargo Train Deluxe are under-rated and can't be ignored when considering LEGO trains.

The low cost of 4561 Railway Express makes it a great introduction to 9V trains even today. With it's futuristic styling, engine, two train cars, three vehicles, and nine minifigures, what's not to like?

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

My vote simply has to go to the Santa Fe Super Chief (10020) and it's Cars Sets (10022 & 10025)...

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THe think the reason for this is personally when I think of American Locomotives the EMD F7 (and those that look similar) are what comes to mind first. The snub-nose with centered lights is just the most iconic Loco from my youth (which was in the 1970s) on TV & movies as well as in person.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:21 AM

Has to be the Emerald Night. Something about that train is just pure beauty. The engineering and the appearance just makes it a work of pure genius with the tiniest part of magic.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:44 AM

Subjective opinions ahoy!

In my opinion, stylistically there's been no set like the Emerald Night. Very clearly designed for AFOL train enthusiasts, and it shows. My only gripe is that it's already gone.

The long-lived availability of the 4558/10001 Metroliner is a testament to it's equally long-lived appeal. Although objectively limited in it's alternative model possibilities by it's two piece nose/windscreen, as a classic electric train set it probably rivals only the 7740 in popularity.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:59 PM

This might be a little premature but since I never got a chance to buy the BNSF or Sante Fe I would have to say my current favorite is the Maersk. On the other hand this new train called Horizon Express looks beautiful and it looks like you only need to get two sets to have that proper complete look to it. Due to these facts I'm going to pick the Horizon Express as my true favorite.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

For me the 7740 Intercity Passenger train is the best train. It was a joy to play with in my youth. And if you were able to get the extra cars (7819, 7815) is made an impressive train to ride your tracks.

I must admit that the Emerald Night and the Maersk look nice but they don't come with fun memories of playing all day with them.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

1 Emerald Night
2 Super Chief
3 Maersk
4 BNSF

I'm leaving nostalgia out because had the Emerald night come out 20 years ago I would have played with it like I did the early sets.

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#119 mrlegoman

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

IMO the best is the Maersk followed closely by the Emerald Night. The new orange TGV style train also looks quite good.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:03 AM

View PostgotoAndLego, on 01 October 2012 - 12:26 PM, said:

1 Emerald Night
2 Super Chief
3 Maersk
4 BNSF

I'm leaving nostalgia out because had the Emerald night come out 20 years ago I would have played with it like I did the early sets.

Agree 100%. If we were voting, that would be my list.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:32 AM

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I would have to say that the Santa Fe Line was one of the best Lego has ever made! I don't even own one! I would then have to go with the Maersk set and probably the Metroliner.

If this were considered a train, I would say that the Airport Shuttle 6399 would also make it in the top 5!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:39 AM

This is one of my fave but mainly due to my first lego train.

Load N' Haul Railroad

But now i am 20 years old

7938 Passenger Train is the one i really like.

But the new TGV coming out that will top my list.

I also really like the 7939 Cargo Train (just the train) and the same with 3677 Red Cargo Train

In saying my Above

i think the Emerald Night has agood disgin and its good Lego are trying to make things look more real but the preporshions are just to far out for me to be hooked on it.



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