Toxic43

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  1. Toxic43

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Last night I decided, on a whim, to drive to my local Lego store, about 30 minutes away on the chance they had one in stock. I only bagged the last one on the shelf didn't I!? Picked up the Brickheadz Lucky Cat to take me to £99 and ended up getting an additional 4 sets as GWP: 40411 Summer 12 in 1, 40370 7810 Train 40 years, 40409 Hot Rod and 30412 Friends polybag. Not a bad haul. Now I just need to convince the wife that we need to open it this side of Christmas. She's on about me having it for my Birthday... next year!
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Try here: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/search.page?q=powered up#T=P
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    Browsing Studio - Plaigiarism Alert

    I think he might mean this: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/studio/design.page?idModel=147452
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    Ideas for New Train Sets

    10233 Horizon Express had doors on the coaches. None on the locomotive, though they do have fake doors at least.
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    Powering 2 Horizon Express Trains

    My Horizon Express is doubled up just like on the box with the full interior and all the minifigs that came with it. It's very heavy. That being said, I have a double motor setup with Power Functions train motors. The front motor is connected via a reverser switch switched to the reverse position so the motor can face backwards with the wire leading to the middle of the loco yet run the correct way. I also have PF lights in the front too on the second channel so I can operate them simultaneously. There is also a mod for the 10233 which allows a city like fast on/off action via a press of the roof. The original author updated the pictures a while back for me so I could build it. I expect it will work for Powered up too since the button on the hub is in the same place. Here's the link: Back to what I was saying. The train I run can launch up to full speed quite quickly with two motors pulling it along. I don't have any need for extras in the rear. Although I do have to use 1x2 plates to connect the couplings together or I find the loco breaking away from the train! With the plates in place it all hangs together and runs quickly. I can derail it in curves if I go too fast. For such a heavy train it's quite the feat! I may try Powered Up in the future and link motors up in the rear loco too, but I dislike only being able to use two channels. Not being able to run two motors AND lights at the same time is a big no from me. Power Functions has a big advantage in that respect.
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    Building LEGO Trains book

    Interesting. The loco on the cover appears to be Lego standard 6 wide. I wonder if they'll make use of power functions or powered up. Old train wheel holders with metal axles or the new plastic stub axle affair? If this is officially sanctioned it could spell interesting things depending on how well it sells. Pre ordered it anyway.
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Seconded. Just had a hub for 15GBP and a large PU motor for 9.50GBP. These are obviously from split sets but will not differ in any way from those sold on the Lego online store. Links for those interested: Motor and Hub
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    Dual Horizon Express best set up

    My setup is two PF train motors in the lead loco and a pole reverse switch to make both run in the same direction, along with a set of PF lights. With those two motors in the front, I can pull the whole train to full speed on fresh batteries. Reversing is a different matter. If I have to reverse, it's slow speeds and no harsh switch negotiations. I find as long as the track is smoothed out, I have no issues in reverse. I had planned to put another two motors in the rear loco and another battery box, but it just doesn't need it. When my youngest is old enough to not need to separate it all the time due to wanting "just the carriages", I'll run a PF extension to the rear, a set of lights and some red cheese slopes for the full effect. A worthwhile mod for your lead loco is below also:
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    2019 LEGO Trains - 70424

    No prelims of the train itself, however there was the Goofy Minifig from the other day (Head and now torso/legs as well) and now a new Minnie Mouse fig, with what looks to be a fabric skirt piece. Both those figs are supposed to be from the new Disney train set 71044.
  10. Yes, this is rather like my own line of thinking right now. If it turns out to be a train, especially an emerald night re-release, I'd buy like 3 minimum. If it comes with carriages, then 6 minimum. Credit cards can be paid off, but Lego doesn't stick around for long!
  11. That's a very good point. I may have just perpetuated the old Internet feedback loop a bit!
  12. I don't know I'm afraid. I don't have an Instagram account. I just Google search "Lego leak Instagram" and look at the feed. There are multiple sources citing a Harley Davidson in the creator line.
  13. Same here. Just missed the Horizon Express as my Son wasn't born until after it was retired. He's nearly 5 now and really into trains so of course we now have a full set (at aftermarket prices... ouch). I so really wanted this to be a train. We're overdue one. 2009, 2011 and 2013 all great train sets, and since then? Nothing. Winter Holiday Train doesn't count IMHO. It's no Emerald Night, Maersk or HE that's for sure. That being said, I can understand why it's not a train this time around. The Winter Holiday train is still on shelves along with the station. The station was released after the train, and they won't retire the train before the station now. No, they'll retire them together, which extends the shelf life of the Holiday train by at least a year. Plus the fact that they get trotted out at Christmas time only means that length of shelf life is artificially extended again. There simply won't be another train in the Creator Expert line as long as the Winter Holiday train is still on shelves. I'll be watching for this one to retire with a mixture of glee, and worry. Glee because once it's gone there could be another Creator Expert train along as soon as the year after. Also I worry, because there may never be another train in this line ever again considering how the last true release was almost 7 years ago and Lego don't seem to put any effort into, or have faith in the sales of, trains any more.
  14. Unfortunately several leaks on Instagram seem to back this up. That being said, its all hearsay at this point. I have to say that I'm sorely disappointed with the vehicle choice if this is the case. Target market or not.
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    Burlington Northern GP50 With Power Functions In 6 Wide

    Not OP here, but I believe you'd do what I normally do and not screw the battery box together. I have similar loco, and while a rechargeable battery pack would be easier, I do use a standard battery box. I just have to take apart the top of the loco a bit then slide out the battery box innards, leaving the case in place. I can imagine that is how this is likely set up.