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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