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#1 segambit

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:34 AM

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Well my son LOVES trains. He is still to young to build lego, but well i buy and he plays. (Well we build together) so it works out fine.

I did look at the cargo deluxe kit in the store last day and the train station. Looks like they fit together. Now i wonder if the Emerald Night fits with this two kits, or if it looks way to big ?

Any pictures on it in a kit?

#2 Er!k

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:28 AM

Hi there!

I thought the Emerald Engine is about 8 studs wide, the normal cargo train is 6 studs wide. It's moretheless the same scale, but I think it is the same question as using the modular buildings in your normal city lay-out. Some love it, some don't.
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#3 lightningtiger

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:58 AM

Lucky I just finished the Emerald Night late last week, so here is it along side the cargo train engine.

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Now for a front view of them both.

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Hope this helps in any way.

#4 segambit

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:56 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on Nov 2 2009, 10:58 AM, said:

Lucky I just finished the Emerald Night late last week, so here is it along side the cargo train engine.

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Now for a front view of them both.

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Hope this helps in any way.

Wow. Emerald looks so much better. Do you have the trainstation also?

#5 lightningtiger

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:04 PM

Yes, I do have the train station except it's at my son's grandparents house. Sadly I don't have in a layout yet so I can not tell you about clearances of train, track and station platform. Maybe a real Lego train buff can give you more answers.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:26 PM

Interesting thought/question, but moved to Train Tech. :wink:

#7 Freddie

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:35 PM

Just took a quick look at mine, and I would say there's plenty of clearance for the Emerald Night next to the station - there's a two stud clearance for normal trains, so the driving rods on the EN will not bump into the platform.

But, like you where wondering in the first post - the Emerald Night is aimed at adults, who usually build their own stations. It'll fit, but the station will look tiny with the engine parked next to it; a bit like those small rural stations that always seem to be semi-abandoned, if you know what I mean.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:18 PM

View PostFreddie, on Nov 2 2009, 06:35 PM, said:

But, like you where wondering in the first post - the Emerald Night is aimed at adults, who usually build their own stations. It'll fit, but the station will look tiny with the engine parked next to it; a bit like those small rural stations that always seem to be semi-abandoned, if you know what I mean.
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I guess you need to extend the station quite a bit .... times 3 I guess LOL
But the Emerald would look really great next to a train station.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:37 PM

As an AFOL train Emerald Night belong to station like this:  :classic:

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:29 PM

The Emerald Night is about 7 stud wide. The 7898 is 6 studs wide.
I have the 7897 set, transformed into a steamer. When put side by side, they look like they belong together.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:15 AM

View Postefullner, on Jan 1 2010, 06:29 AM, said:

The Emerald Night is about 7 stud wide. The 7898 is 6 studs wide.
I have the 7897 set, transformed into a steamer. When put side by side, they look like they belong together.
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:38 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on Nov 2 2009, 11:58 AM, said:

Lucky I just finished the Emerald Night late last week, so here is it along side the cargo train engine.

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Now for a front view of them both.

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Hope this helps in any way.

I believe these good picture show that in fact they do fit together very well aesthetically! The EN is not much larger except at the front.

#13 efin

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 07:52 AM

I think your son might be able to tell you that even though the Emerald Night is much sleeker and powerful, the cargo train is a Very Useful Engineā„¢!   :wink:



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