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#51 GRogall

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:18 PM

View Postlegotrainfan, on Jul 11 2009, 11:28 AM, said:

I wouldn't overrate the bad wheels of the Santa Fe series. In case you don't know yet, the bad wheels were a production error. There are other threads where this problem has been discussed. I substituted all my bad wheels with wheels that work nicely.

My favorite is also the 10020, 10022 & 10025 especially if its done like James Mathis intended!

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I haven't heard about the wheel problem could some one please post me a link?

As far as I'm concerned the Emerald Night is a nice engine but with out at least some more cars, its not on my list!

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 03:28 AM

View Postgrogall, on Aug 2 2009, 11:18 AM, said:

As far as I'm concerned the Emerald Night is a nice engine but with out at least some more cars, its not on my list!
Interesting point.  While it is a beautiful engine, tender, and passenger wagon, it could definately use a few more wagons.  At the same time, how many Lego trains offered a few additional cars, with maybe the exception of the Super Chief?  Many were in fact single engine sets or engine with just one or two cars.  

I would still say that based on exquisite detail, the Emerald is a great model.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:12 AM

Emerald Night just has to win it - utterly gorgeous, and it pulled me back into Lego trains after more than 30 years away !

After Emerald Night I went out and bought the Santa Fe Super Chief from eBay - I just love the design and colours.

I'm also on the look out for a BNSF. Again, I love the colour scheme.

The one that started it all off when I was very small was set number 171 (Lego 171). It will always have a special place in my heart !

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:56 PM

Hi, for me the best Lego Train ever made, is the Freight & Crane Railway 4565 :thumbup: , I only have buy it few time ago, never when I was child, and I have a big passion for this set, at the times I was a kid, and spent long time looking at the catalogues :cry_happy:  and the fantastics scenes that I can create to this all models, but I don't have any train in my childhood :sing: , now I have 5 trains, but my first was one year ago, when I cameback for the fantastic world of Lego, and one day I will create a scene, equal to the European catalogue of 1996. Good constructions. :wink:

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:03 PM

View PostBrunoSilva13, on Aug 4 2009, 07:56 AM, said:

Hi, for me the best Lego Train ever made, is the Freight & Crane Railway 4565
I actually passed this one up when available, thinking the entire train was too much the same color.  Now I think it looks pretty good, esp. the engine.

EDIT: this would make a nice train review Bruno.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:14 PM

View Postgrogall, on Aug 2 2009, 09:18 PM, said:

I haven't heard about the wheel problem could some one please post me a link?

You wanted a link? Just click here. That's where I mentioned the wheel problem. I hope it helps.
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 05:44 PM

I have to agree with Hobbes. I got the 7740 for my 6th Birthday back in 1982, and it is still my favourite. It took 3 days of after school building to get it completed (with parental support). I still fondly remember the day I got it.... and I still have it.  :grin:  I have also got the mail car, but not the sleeping car... I will have to find it on ebay one of these days.


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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:36 AM

View PostTheBrickster, on Aug 4 2009, 04:03 PM, said:

I actually passed this one up when available, thinking the entire train was too much the same color.  Now I think it looks pretty good, esp. the engine.

EDIT: this would make a nice train review Bruno.

I love the engine to, it's beautiful, you say that I have try to made a review of this set? :sceptic:

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:13 PM

As a kid i've always wanted the santa fe train, still haven't got it though
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:56 AM

It's a great engine, but the cars are a little bit bland all in light grey.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:02 PM

Metroliner, though I think 4564 is pretty good. Though I'd quite like 4565 if it wasn't in all the same colours.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:45 AM

Hard choice, 95% of the trains LEGO has done have been pretty sweet  :sceptic:
One of my favorites is 4558- the legendary Metroliner
Great design and details, 11 minifigs, decent station  :wub:

Also is this based on power systems? Such as 12V, 9V and so on?
Then I could pick the best from each Category

Another personal favorite and my first train 4560- Railway Express
The Emerald Night is perhaps the most detailed and well designed train set yet

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:11 AM

View PostMacoco, on Sep 7 2009, 06:45 PM, said:

Hard choice, 95% of the trains LEGO has done have been pretty sweet  :sceptic:
One of my favorites is 4558- the legendary Metroliner
Great design and details, 11 minifigs, decent station  :wub:
One of these days I'm going to open my Metroliner legend and build it.  I've been saving it for a rainy day.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:21 AM

View PostTheBrickster, on Sep 7 2009, 06:11 PM, said:

One of these days I'm going to open my Metroliner legend and build it.  I've been saving it for a rainy day.

Awesome! I remember when it was released as a legend :sweet:
I especially like how they made the box art like a black & white photo.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 04:26 PM

I have nearly all the 9V train sets, and some 12V sets too. My vote goes
to 10183 hobby train.  It's got everything:  passenger cars, cargo, locomotives, etc.

It can be a bit of a puzzle to make as many as possible train cars out of a limited
number of copies of 10183, some changes are needed, sometimes large changes,
but the end result is very nice.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:29 PM

i like the emerald night ,santa fe ,then bnsf.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 08:46 PM

I always wanted 4559 as a kid, just seems like a cool little set that I would have had fun with.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:23 PM

For yours truly it would have to be the Emerald Night - for it sheer beauty and detail on it !
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:35 AM

I share Dave's opinions about the aesthetic view for the complete Santa Fe Super Chief and the technical building fot the Emerald Night ...but for the nostalgia view point I always considered the complete 7740, with the optionals sleeper and mail coach, the best train set of all time!  :blush:

Because I'm great fan of the 12Volts era I have to say that lego set 7750 :thumbup:  :thumbup:   and 7760 :thumbup:  are my second best choice!


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:21 PM

I really think the Metroliner is No 1.  :classic:
The Emerald Night No 2.
And the 4564 (with the beautiful yellow Loc) No 3.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 05:48 PM

The train that I think is the best in a set would be the 1998 3225: Classic Train ( http://www.brickset....ail/?Set=3225-1 ), it may be simple but I think it's great to fit into a nice scene; it also fits nicely with Western Sets.
However 2002's 4535: Lego Express deluxe is a close second ( http://www.brickset....ail/?Set=3225-1 ).
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:33 PM

As per my opinion the best Lego train made is BNSF. It is very nice and amazing.
I like also Railway Express and Emerald Night.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:12 PM

The prize for the greatest LEGO train ever assembled goes to......

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The 10020 Santa Fe Super Chief
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Well, it's about time we Americans got one of our own expresses featured as a LEGO set.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:09 PM

Santa Fe is so beautiful, one day i will buy one hopefully if I can afford those ridiculous prices on ebay

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:15 PM

Although I'm not the biggest fan of American trains, I must admit, the Santa Fe is a nice model. THough I did miss it during my off period with lego.
My favourite though has to be the Metroliner purely for the memories of wanting such a great set as a child and when I actually got it recently, I was in no way dissapointed. Its such a nice kit with great lines and a fab colour scheme.

Close second has to be the Emerald Night, mainly because its just such a beautiful looking train and provides a moderately challenging build!



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