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Reza

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    Lego, 12v trains, 4.5v trains, 9v trains
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  1. Carrera124 asked me about the bottomo of my special battery wagon. Here is a photo for comparison: (I sperated the shell-less magnet from the blue wagon since it confused dr_spock) There were three types of battery wagons, the last type came with 7722 in two different variation (red or black switch). You can see and compare all types in these photos.
  2. Thanks for sharing this photo. Your battery wagons are in neat condition. Where does the other one come from then?
  3. That would be nice. Any way, I believe you :-)
  4. Actually the black switch is rare. I have googled and checked all photos.Also I have followed many sales in Canada or US, then in UK, Germany, France and Netherland for this train. Only found two battery wagons with black switch, both in UK. I bought the first one. Having seen the second one on Ebay, I only got upset because I realized that mine wasn't unique! :-) You should be correct that the black switch was a late variation. I wonder why they decided to change the color of switch?! They could worry about many things rather than this one! This is how Lego makes the life of collectors hard and more expensive!
  5. Based on this photo, you could claim that the switch is blue!
  6. The answer is "black switch". I found this on Ebay of UK. Having seen the black switch, I thought it was a light problem on photos :-) I checked every link on google but couldn't find a photo of a similar battery wagon. So I bought it. At the time, I had already two red battery wagons for 7722. The rest I got as part of big lots. Specially I don't like the blue one. 7720 is not a good set in my opinion. But 7722 looks good at least. (so do 7710, 7715) I should sell them and will put them on bricklink with low price. It is a magnet like others. Indeed there is another magnet detached of a magnet holder that is attached to the main magnet of that battery wagon. Otherwise it has the same color as other other magnets.
  7. What do you find uncommon in this picture? (do not read other people's answers )
  8. Here there are all my yellow cones. I have three complete or almost complete 7730. One bought from Belgium coming with 3943a, two from UK but only one came with 3943b.
  9. Dear Edde, Thanks for your answer. Actually it does help even if your train has cones without axle. Indeed, all trains I have seen in Belgium and Netherland come with 3943a (without axle) but some trains (about third let's say) in UK, Germany and France have the other version. Thus it helps to know from what country your dad bought the train. Also, based on the video, there is a third version of the box: DK/S/SF
  10. Thanks Jetflap! May I know from what country you bought this train? I actually have the project of building all ideas in 7777. Good job :-)
  11. Hi everybody, I have been carefully watching all trains 7730 on sale in different countries since summer 2017. At the beginning, I realized that the 3 * yellow cones listed in the inventory in bricklink had axle hole: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemInv.asp?S=7730-1 The yellow cones 3943a: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=3943a&idColor=3#T=C&C=3 This yellow cone 3943a appears in two sets. 3 used for the train 7730 and 2 used in 599-1. But many trains had the other version 3943b with axle hole: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3943b&in=S This version is used in two sets. One used in 4982-1 and 2 used in 6954-1. Lego produced both versions since 1979. But there are some doubts on this. Sets in which 3943a appear are produced in 1979, 1980 and 1981 (msotly). This suggests that sometime about 1981-82, Lego replaces 3943a with 3943b. The train 7730 was produced from 1979-82. Then probably, some sets made in 1982 came with 3943b. About one third of the trains i have seen have the version 3943b. As the two versions are as rare as the other, I simply conclude that Lego released some of them with 3943b. It is not likely that so many private sellers lost all the three yellow cones 3943a and then bought or found the other version 3943b and replaced with them. Thus, if you bought this train in your childhood and still have it, could you please comment which version are your yellow cones? If you still have the box, could you check if it is D/F/NL or UK/F/I version? It its also helpful if you tell from what country the train was bought. For learning about different versions of box, see: If you could attach a photo of your train, box(the language part on the right side of the front box) and cone, it would be great and helpful. Also, a photo of the bottom of the motor, if you are sure that the red motor is not switched with another one. Reading the number on the bottom of the motor, we can see in what year it is produced. Here is mine where you can read 38 0 which means week 38 year 1980: This will help me to come up with more evidence to submit a change of inventory request. Regards Here I put some the trains on sale, now or before coming with cones 3943b: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202086086008?clk_rvr_id=1385696026058&rmvSB=true http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Rare-boite-Lego-TRAIN-7730-briques-neuves-jamais-jou%C3%A9/172901510590?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 https://www.ebay.it/itm/152813017599?ul_noapp=true http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Lego-Eisenbahn-12V-12-Volt-Dampflok-G%C3%BCterzug-7730-mit-BA-OVP-komplett/263014487777?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
  12. Using the Motor of 60051 inside 7745

    hi I am a specialist of 12v trains. I believe your 12v motor works. Have you used a step up/down 220v-110v transformer? (not just a travel transformer, that wouldn't work)
  13. Hi, I am very much interested in this topic, but the photos don't upload any more. Could somebody fix it? Cheers