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Review: 7735 Freight Train


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  2. 2 - Below Average (2 votes [11.76%])

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  3. 3 - Average (1 votes [5.88%])

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  4. 4 - Above Average (8 votes [47.06%])

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#1 AFOL12v

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:29 AM

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Name: Freight Train
Set No.: 7735
Theme: LEGO / SYSTEM / Trains / 12v / Train Set
Year: 1985
Pieces: 501
Minifigs: 2
Price (when it was in stores): USD 100.00$ (which equals about EUR 80€)
Price nowadays (2d hand): USD 185.00$ (which equals about EUR 150€)

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This set looks great to begin with. A nice little diesel train with some wagons with it. It came with a circle of track and a little station too. The speedregulator had to be bought seperatly. Lets show the pic's of this goodlooking train:
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The right view:
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The left view:
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The colors of the diesel itself looks like be copied of set 7740. Although it looks very good. I love also those connecting rods on the wheels itself. It gives just a bit extra. Lets see the working place of the locomotive itself:
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When you look at the 1st wagon, special for transporting 2 racemotorcycles.
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The 2d wagon has a small shell fuel tank and a little fuelingcar. I don't where it's for, but maybe handy when the train comes without fuel somewhere during the trip.
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The 3th wagon is handy for transporting all kind of small cargo, like boxes or mail. It's design is wonderfull. It's complete yellow and those doors are expensive.
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And lets not forget the little trainstation. It's simple, but very effective. Also a little fence with tools, if repairs is needed.
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You can also make a 2d model of this set:
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In the past I needed a 12v motor and rebuild this set to 9v. In my eyes it's a perfect train for 9v. Mine has 9v lights as extra, these parts:
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look closely to the train itself:
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And when you put the 12v version beside the 9v version, both look good:
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I made also an extra wagon with to transport atlantisset 8057.
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Playability: 7/10 (It's missing of an included speedregulator.)
Design: 8/10 (Colors are copied, but it looks very good.)
Price: 6/10 (The 2d hand prices are fair enough, I guess.)
Overall: 8/10 (Good design, pretty easy to get for a 2d hand set.)

Also a little joke of mine:
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Octan is forbidden in my town. Only Shell and for the 2d player in the fuelmarket, Exxon is allowed :devil: .

Edited by AFOL12v, 14 November 2010 - 01:51 PM.


#2 lightningtiger

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for the review 'AFOL12v' :sweet:  - man what a C&C train set - cute & cool that is ! :grin:
I like the 2D model image the best, I wonder if I can MOC this up from instructions on Peeron.com eh ? :laugh:
Keep on bricking ! :sweet:

#3 Legoist

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:07 PM

Thanks again reviewer!

I think this cargo train was pretty cool. Not exceptional, but each car is definitely nice.

#4 Brickviller

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:22 AM

Good review, I really like the 12 volt era and sometimes I wish I lived back then. But now we have also good trains. You're collection is very impressive. Do you own all the 12 volt trains or are you still missing some? :thumbup:  :classic:

#5 AFOL12v

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:46 PM

It took some time, but all pic's are added now. I'm too busy with school and work :blush: .

#6 buddy

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:52 PM

Great review, AFOL12v!  :thumbup:
I like the wagon you made with the Atlantis set. I voted that the set was Above Average, because I like the look of the set, but feel the current price is too high for my liking.
Well done on the review.  :classic:

~buddy~

#7 legotrainfan

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:50 PM

Great set! I love those old 12V sets! Maybe I'll have that set too. I have been looking for 12V stuff for a while. My 9V sets are getting some 12V mates.

It's a pity that you have to buy the speed regulator separately. When you buy it, is a connection wire included or do you have to buy it separately as well?

Why is Octan stuff not existant in your LEGO city? If you've never bought any sets that include Octan things, I'm sure you've already missed some great sets.

...and I find this set train-tacular!

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#8 AFOL12v

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:23 AM

View Postlegotrainfan, on 13 November 2010 - 08:50 PM, said:

Why is Octan stuff not existant in your LEGO city? If you've never bought any sets that include Octan things, I'm sure you've already missed some great sets.
Octan isn't a gasbrand in real life. In the past Shell was the gasbrand in Legoland. Call me oldfashion, but I stick to Shell. Exxon is used in USA and is ideal for competition beside Shell.

Offtopic, but this is a typical octan set:
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This is what I did with it:
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Also tried to make a Shell version, but hadn't the time to finish it :blush: .

Edited by AFOL12v, 14 November 2010 - 10:27 AM.


#9 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:38 PM

Octan is forbidden in my town. Only Shell and for the 2d player in the fuelmarket, Exxon is allowed :devil: .
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[size="3"]Nice words I share that thought   :wink:
In my town Octan is only for airport and marina, the city use Shell since year 1975!  :laugh:
My 6594 set has been made in Shell colors  :thumbup: [/size]
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