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  1. PeteM

    MISB 375 LEGO Castle

    As this is one of THE classic Lego sets I think it would be ‘worth it’ - though there’s no recent data on 375 (itself an indication of rarity), there is a sealed copy of the later 1981 release (6075) currently up for £3,500 which might help you (if you compare the value of copies of the two versions, noting this is ‘the original’). As with all these things, you can price it at any figure you want, actually selling it is something completely different!
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    Lego 75955 Hogwarts Express

    And still the best ;)
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    Name of the fictional Lego train company?

    The 12v sets had a complete set of stickers for most European railway companies so you could brand your train with which ever you wanted (though promo photos usually had the German DB set on because, as you say, they were the biggest market at the time). I always assumed that the circle with arrows was the organising company (like the roundel symbol Transport for London use across all modes of transport) and LRTS was the specific system (something like Lego Rail Transport Service) - but I like @Roadmonkeytjs better even though it contradicts what I’ve just said :)
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    LEGO 60197 Passenger Train

    I assume that, if the set is designed to be paired up, there would need to be either extra instructions (and bricks?) for an extra unpowered bogie on the trailing unit, or to make the train motor run backwards (therefore needing two battery boxes and associated batteries as well as a polarity switch?)?
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    Lego 75955 Hogwarts Express

    Now the track pack is changing to include a little bit of everything, including track with trains won’t be as vital, helping to keep set prices down and hopefully increase the range. I imagine that the City sets will always include it for ‘out of the box’ playability, but those in other themes won’t need to...
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    2018 Lego Trains

    I wonder if we’ll start to see more trains like this, as the new track pack is curves and straights together (with a bit of flexi thrown in). Currently the only way to get curves is in the ‘points’ set and in the full train sets. Now they can do trains in ‘other’ themes a lot cheaper, with the option to buy the track as an add on.....
  7. Looks great - I bought two sets (when TRU were selling them off at the end of the run) with a similar goal in mind. One was built into the Silver Mine set then broken down and the parts bagged, while the other is still sealed awaiting a day when I have time, space and personal time to start it. One day...
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    2018 Lego Trains

    I imagine it will just be a price ‘correction’ (increase) and packaging refresh, alignment with 5-digit numbering system for ease of cataloguing etc....
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    [HELP] Buying RC Train Track

    Agreed :) Are tracks available individually through Bricks and Pieces? I assume that wouldn’t necessarily be better or cheaper than buying 7499, though I would at least not have so much flexi track hanging about... Did I read somewhere that they were rejigging the packs to go back to the ‘straights and curves’ assortment?
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    [HELP] Buying RC Train Track

    Have I missed something? A disagreement regarding the terms of LugBulk and people are leaving the forum? No idea how that ties into any ‘national conflict’ thing, have entire posts been removed? Anyway, the only way I’ve been able to get cheaper track is to hold out for deals on the existing packs (though that does mean I have more flexi track than I’ll ever need) or getting lucky on eBay. Both require patience and the latter is endlessly frustrating but I’m in no rush... :)
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    2018 Lego Trains

    The City trains in 2010 and 2014 were released at the beginning of June in the UK according to Brickset (other countries varied). I have fingers crossed for them keeping to the pattern... :)
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    2018 Lego Trains

    Of course, ‘back in the day’ that’s exactly what they had - push along sets, with (7710) or without (7820) rolling stock, and which could be easily upgraded to be powered. In fact, that’s basically what the Winter Village train is (though the integration isn’t so seemless with multiple bulky PF components). This is how I got into it all - pushing around 7710 from age 4, got 7720 (4.5v) at six, then motorised my original set to 12v at 8. Loved trains ever since! I assume that Lego have done the market research that says this is not a product line worth pursuing, but it is a shame there are no ‘starter sets’ to help grow train fans from a younger age.
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    UK Sales

    No - it seems like if it was one of the stores that they announced was closing last year then all the Lego was shipped elsewhere before any sale started. If it’s one of the others, discounts are no better than 10% at the moment.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    They haven’t even been in a set for nine years now, I hope they’re not being phased out...
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    2018 Lego Trains

    I believe it’s more likely a reference to the rumoured Ford Anglia to be included with the rumoured Womping Willow set... None of which is even slightly confirmed and I’m only going by chatter on Lego forums so would be very happy to be wrong! EDIT: just as icemorons says above (I forgot to read all the messages before posting!)