10233 Horizon Express
Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:36 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:14 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:05 AM
Because the Creator design team designed it. The Modular Houses are also designed by the same team, as were the previous exclusive trains, the Maersk and Emerald Night. The only real change here is they have chosen to put the creator branding on the box (and added expert).
Edited by peterab, 15 November 2012 - 06:07 AM.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:14 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:26 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:27 PM
Well, if that isn't an offer...
Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:17 PM
Well, if that isn't an offer...
I think I am fortunate! I'll get it for the Austrian price, which will be as much as in Germany, I assume!
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:31 PM
Well, will two non-Jacobs bogies between them have the parts one needs to build a single Jacobs bogie? If so, there won't be a problem (I'd actually expect a bigger issue to be whether the parts of the carriage bodies will include enough material to permit an alternate build with the bogie mounting point whereever it needs to be for a Jacobs bogie, but even then I think that even if it doesn't come with the appropriate parts out of the box, getting the necessary parts won't be much trouble).
Apparently TLG as a habit of putting coffee makers everywhere they can. Many buildings have one, even the beloved 10027 Train Shed has one!
Fortunately the coffee cups seem to vastly out number the makers, in fact they predate moulded horses as seen in set 384 (Knight's Joust) where the prince has a cup of Joe! Just about every working vehicle has a coffee cup fr the driver!
I believe this is the first coffee maker in an official train though...
Te invaders from planet caffine are increasing thier foothold on lego land!
Sure, but does it qualify as a "joke"? I mean, just putting a coffee machine where one might normally, naturally expect a coffee machine to be isn't necessarily a joke, just attention to detail...
Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:21 PM
I think they're more concerned about adding a Jacob's Bogie in place of the bogies at the "end" of the Horizon Express, for when they combine two sets together to make a full train. Thus, having the Engines still separate, but having all four coaches connected via Jacobs Bogies.
But I don't think it should be too much of an issue. Even if the two standard bogies don't have all the requisite parts, I don't see any parts on the Jacobs Bogie that are super-rare or expensive. So you could easily build one either with parts already in your collection or with parts acquired through Bricklink or Pick-a-brick.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:26 PM
i was just concluding on my own collection where i saw a piece in the bogie that i only have once whilst you need 2 of those
but i think i will be buying those pieces when i pass through s@h when i buy the HE
It's not that hard getting some extra pieces
Edited by legoboy1a2, 07 December 2012 - 05:29 PM.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:47 AM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:59 AM
Also it looks like the release has moved up a day. I'd like to see more of this trend as it's release gets closer...
Edited by typo, 08 December 2012 - 04:44 PM.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:56 AM
I did a test with LDD, and yes i missed a car out but it was more to test the idea. Yes you can use those boggies in the middle of the train with no issues. You just need to mod the undercarage a little and make it a bit longer.
The links between the Loco and trucks are like that in real life so i would not change them. but this is what i am doing to mine when i get my hands on them in 3 weeks. Will be running two 9v motors in one of the locos and see if that is enough.
Edited by Lazarus, 09 December 2012 - 05:59 AM.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:38 AM
1. On a real TGV, the locomotives on each end will carry the same number. So if you buy two sets, use the same numbers from each sticker sheet, not different ones. (if you're going for accuracy) Also, early orange TGV's had the numbers below the rear-most panes of the windscreen, but they were later moved forward to be on the sides of the nose.
2. The 5-unit LDD version above is a rare but true configuration. It is the shortest configuration that can actually be done. Loco-end car-cafe-end car-loco. This is the "world record speed attempt" configuration. All the "standard" coach cars are removed, and just 1 of each type of "unique" car remains (1st-class end car, cafe/bar, 2nd-class end car) If you really want to be accurate, this configuration was done using TGV set #16. (and it forever had a plaque mounted on the outside, celebrating the achievement--though today a different TGV set holds the latest speed record)
(I am actually unaware of a real-life configuration that has 4 cars between the locos--if anything I think it'd have to be 3 or 5 based on what has actually been done and how the cars can be separated---the cafe/bar car has always been the "link" in the sets, I do wonder if the bogies on it are subtly different somehow to make it the "master link" as it were between other cars)
Personally I would highly recommend going with the 5-unit version as above. It is very correct/realistic. You may have quite a few "wasted" pieces from the second set, but it looks nice, is symmetrical, and you'd have all the parts needed for the Jacobs bogies. (and anyone who might see the set and question such a short TGV configuration can be told about the world record attempts--which were successful)
Edited by steele, 09 December 2012 - 08:55 AM.
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