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REVIEW: 7750 Steam Engine


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#1 AFOL12v

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:36 PM

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Name:  Steam Engine
Set No.: 7750
Theme: LEGO / SYSTEM / Trains / 12v / Train Set
Year: 1980
Pieces: 255
Minifigs: 2
Price (when it was in stores): USD 75$ (which equals about EUR 53€)
Price nowadays (2d hand): USD 400$ (which equals about EUR 300€)

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First some pic's of the train itself:
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The right side:
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The left side:
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And the workplace of the driver:
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And this is the second model you can build of the stones of set 7750:
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It's hard to make a good review of this train. This train has many rare pieces, which make the train very expensive as a complete set. This train was released in 1980, but it hasn't track and (mini)station. If you had to buy the tracks and speedregulator seperatly, it makes an expensive gift for parents to give to their child. Properly, that's why set 7740 sold much better.
Nevertheless, this train looks very good. It has a tender, as a steamengine should be. The wheels are bigger then the standaard ones. For a real 12v fan, it's a train you must have in your collection. This makes it properly also expensive. Enough talk about this, this train should been seen :grin: . As an owner of this train, I'm very proud to have this set. Because I paid enough for this set, it hasn't run much last 2 years. Recently it runs beautifully at my layout with 2 reefer wagons of JH McKee.

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The stones which are used are standard, but red bougies plates can only be found in this set. If you make this set in other colors, like a Hogwarts theme.

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The right side:
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The left side:
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This was the first design I made:
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I made actually a copy of set 4708, which you can see here:
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The inside of the train itself, which is the same of set 4708:
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Inside of the wagons:
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And here you can see both trains beside eachother. I bought the 7750 later than mine own build HP-77550.
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It's fun to build one of your own. Who has tried this too?

Playability: 6/10 (Not much extra's with this set. Wagons, track and speedregulator had to be bought seperatly)
Design: 10/10 (It look realistic, exspecially with a tender and big wheels under locomotive.)
Price (at that time in stores): 6/10 (See playability)
Price (2d hand): 2/10 (demand is higher then supply)
Overall: 8/10 (Design is good, but price is very expensive. For expensive part it won't get a 10 form me.)

And for the last pic, the emerald train beside the 7750:
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I hope you enjoyed this review as I, while written it.

Edited by AFOL12v, 14 November 2010 - 01:50 PM.


#2 TheBrickster

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:12 PM

How I wish Lego would bring back a set like this.  This puts the 9V My Own Train Steam Engine to shame (and I actually like the set).  With the red base and black train doors and windows, this set is truly a classic.  I tried building a smaller version of this from one of the other 12V sets (7727), but it just doesn't compare.

I love the heavy German DB locomotive-look that this classic train exhibits.  Very nice, and thanks for sharing Panda.

#3 vgo

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:35 PM

The red bogie ain't the only extremely rare part in this set, it has also the BIG red wheels (the ONLY set that has them!) and 1x1x2 and 1x2x2 black windows too... These parts are what make this set so special, personally I like the small steam engines more than this. :P

EDIT: And let's not forget the RED 12V motor, you can get a set like 7725 WITH the black 12V motor for the price of one red motor! :D

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#4 AFOL12v

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 05:33 PM

View Postvgo, on Aug 30 2009, 06:35 PM, said:

The red bogie ain't the only extremely rare part in this set, it has also the BIG red wheels (the ONLY set that has them!) and 1x1x2 and 1x2x2 black windows too... These parts are what make this set so special, personally I like the small steam engines more than this. :P
Those windows can also be found in set 7727, 7730 and 7810.

#5 vgo

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:11 PM

And they cost $40+ a piece on BrickLink, that's a ridiculous price for a 1 x 1 x 2 window!

#6 AFOL12v

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:34 PM

I love this train, only because it's rare.

#7 Brickaroo

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

View PostAFOL12v, on 01 July 2010 - 03:34 PM, said:

I love this train, only because it's rare.

Agreed. It's on my list of "must-haves". Will need to save up though. :thumbup:
Assumption is the mother of all **** ups.
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#8 hoeij

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:24 PM

View PostBrickaroo, on 01 July 2010 - 04:01 PM, said:

Agreed. It's on my list of "must-haves". Will need to save up though. :thumbup:

I don't see the appeal, it's a steam engine without moving pistons!

The only value I can see is that it can be sold for lots of $ to someone else.  If I had a
copy of this set it'd put it on bricklink right away.

#9 AFOL12v

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:41 PM

View Posthoeij, on 01 July 2010 - 04:24 PM, said:

I don't see the appeal, it's a steam engine without moving pistons!
Wash your mouth, this train is holy in the 12v world :devil: .

View Posthoeij, on 01 July 2010 - 04:24 PM, said:

The only value I can see is that it can be sold for lots of $ to someone else.  If I had a
copy of this set it'd put it on bricklink right away.
Don't think we pay gold for this holy train, we know what's fair and unfair prices :grin: .

#10 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:19 PM

View PostAFOL12v, on 01 July 2010 - 03:34 PM, said:

I love this train, only because it's rare.

I love this set like a woman can love a rare jewel! :laugh:
This locomotive is a "must" for all 12 volts lego fans!  :thumbup:

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#11 hoeij

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:48 PM

View PostLEGO Train 12 Volts, on 01 July 2010 - 08:19 PM, said:


This locomotive is a "must" for all 12 volts lego fans!  :thumbup:

Only if you insist on having a complete collection.

I have a layout once per year at our local train show. In deciding my max-bid on eBay I ask myself how much this train could contribute to the show.  By that measure, my max-bid would be lower than the price of an Emerald Night with power functions, because the EN is for sure a better crowd-pleaser. Of course, this limit on my max-bid means that I'm not going to win a 7750 eBay-auction for long long time, I can only win an auction after all those that "must" have their 7750 get one first.




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