ElectroDiva

2018 Lego Trains

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4 hours ago, raised said:

Seems that the old narrow-gauge tracks might come to an end of the line; the rollercoaster tracks are also part of the new mining sets:

 

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https://www.brothers-brick.com/2017/11/20/lego-city-2018-sets-revealed-news/#more-98300

Well, this has officially gone on my shopping list! Going to need 2 of these and then as and when search Bricklink for 2 more of the gray rollercoaster curves to make a complete loop.  Then set about working how to do a compatable PF powered train to run on them! Probably end up with something a bit like Jangbricks' 4 wide rail set up!

Overall very good set from Lego and should hold a high part-out value!

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1 hour ago, JEB314 (James) said:

Then set about working how to do a compatable PF powered train to run on them! Probably end up with something a bit like Jangbricks' 4 wide rail set up!

Considering the specialised wheel bases designed to run on this track, I think PF-ing a model would be somewhere between extremely difficult and impossible. The main issue is I don't think they're compatible with standard train wheels. Have a look here for a close-up of the parts: https://www.brothers-brick.com/2017/11/15/powering-rollercoaster-lego-70922-joker-manor-review/

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3 hours ago, Digger of Bricks said:

As far as the rumor for an Expert scale modular train station goes, I think that has been pretty much shot down

 

They kind of have a point over on the modular buildings thread. I can't see how a modular train station would "work" as a set (however much I'd like one).

If we do get a new station next year, I hope it will be something like this:

 

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Something we can easily mod into a bigger/more complete station building by combining a couple of them

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12 hours ago, JEB314 (James) said:

Well, this has officially gone on my shopping list! Going to need 2 of these and then as and when search Bricklink for 2 more of the gray rollercoaster curves to make a complete loop.  Then set about working how to do a compatable PF powered train to run on them! Probably end up with something a bit like Jangbricks' 4 wide rail set up!

Rather than buying 4x copies you should be able to buy the individual track parts from lego after the set has been out for a couple of months

 

 

11 hours ago, ColletArrow said:

Considering the specialised wheel bases designed to run on this track, I think PF-ing a model would be somewhere between extremely difficult and impossible. The main issue is I don't think they're compatible with standard train wheels. Have a look here for a close-up of the parts: https://www.brothers-brick.com/2017/11/15/powering-rollercoaster-lego-70922-joker-manor-review/

 

I don't know, I bet it is possible, potentially really ugly, but not impossible. For example, a separate tire in front of the train or between two cars could be used for propulsion

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I'd be really happy if it were the Amtrak train. Yesterday I rode a train for the first time ever, and it just happened to be the Amtrak train shown earlier. It was an overall amazing and comfortable experience. I may throw a MOC together....

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On 21/11/2017 at 7:59 PM, ElectroDiva said:

 

They kind of have a point over on the modular buildings thread. I can't see how a modular train station would "work" as a set (however much I'd like one).

I can.  Something like the train tunnel here would also be included in the set.

 

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I love a good Amtrak. F59PHI's and F40PH are my favourite american passenger designation locomotives. I think the Amtrak would be a good idea.

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15 hours ago, Vilhelm22 said:

I can.  Something like the train tunnel here would also be included in the set.

 

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That tunnel looks very out of place (and extremely dangerous for unsuspecting minifigures who may be walking past :)

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11 hours ago, Steamdemon said:

I love a good Amtrak. F59PHI's and F40PH are my favourite american passenger designation locomotives. I think the Amtrak would be a good idea.

You mean like the Metroliner? That is more or less Amtrak isn't it!

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5 hours ago, ElectroDiva said:

That tunnel looks very out of place (and extremely dangerous for unsuspecting minifigures who may be walking past :)

I agree, something like this is super unlikely to be released as a modular. Although a terminus could work as a modular... 2 Track wide and people would buy 2 to make it 4 wide. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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5 hours ago, ElectroDiva said:

 

That tunnel looks very out of place (and extremely dangerous for unsuspecting minifigures who may be walking past :)

It could help cut down the number of minifigs walking around glued to their smart device, totally unaware of their surroundings. 

The building could be something feasible in a very crowded city where things are built up against and around the train tracks. It might have play value.  Kids could have a fun time crashing the train into anything in the way at the exit.  :wink:

 

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I don't see why not... lol.

Vernazza, Italy is a relatable example but then again the terrain shapes the placement.

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

 

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There are a few tunnels like this in Sydney which are built under apartment towers. However i think as far as a Lego Creator Expert train set goes the structure will be a train station ( thats if its not like the maersk train and has no buildings at all)

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Tunnels only come out underneath buildings, if the rest of the city is above the level of the trains running... That's not the case with Lego cities.

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How about  a Creator apartment building with monorail coming out of it? 

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Modular train street crossing?

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Aren't the big toy trade shows coming up in a week or two? We've gotten the first looks at previous year's trains at those shows, right?

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1 hour ago, 00bricker said:

Yes, in International Toy Fair. But it will be in January, I think.

You're right. For some reason I was thinking it was before the release of the new January sets.

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17 hours ago, dr_spock said:

How about  a Creator apartment building with monorail coming out of it? 

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Genius. 

 

I'd buy that in a heartbeat if it meant the return of monorail...

 

Heck, they could make it a central theme underpinning the modular series for the next 10 years and I'd buy every one of them 

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On 11/25/2017 at 11:45 PM, brickbuilder711 said:

I don't see why not... lol.

Vernazza, Italy is a relatable example but then again the terrain shapes the placement.

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

 

I was in this exact spot on a recent trip!

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@AlmightyArjen - You're right - 60098 is showing as "retiring soon" in the UK Store too. It probably didn't sell very well

 

Surprised that 60051 & 60052 don't have the same status despite coming out a year earlier. 

 

I *really* hope TLG don't make us go another year without any new trains...

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