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Enlighten Passenger Cars Compared to LEGO Passenger Cars: Emerald Night and Hogwarts Express


This is a side by side comparison of the Enlighten Deluxe Passenger Car and the passenger car from the LEGO Emerald Night set, and I also compare the Enlighten regular Passenger Car to the passenger car of the Hogwarts Express. Many people have asked me to show some of my LEGO and LEGO compatible trains. This is the second of several videos where I will share some of the trains that I have, and possibly introduce you to a new player in the brick market. Enlighten Brick makes LEGO compatible toys, of comparable quality. And as LEGO’s quality continues to decline, it just makes brick companies such as Enlighten that much more of a bargain. Enlighten Passenger Car #628: www.a2ztoystore.com Enlighten Deluxe Passenger Car #624 www.a2ztoystore.com LEGO Emerald Night set #10194 search2.lego.com LEGO Hogwarts Express set #4841 shop.lego.com BUY MY eBOOKS HERE: For your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes: itunes.apple.com For your Kindle at Amazon: www.amazon.com For your Nook at Barnes and Noble: www.barnesandnoble.comBUY MY BOOKS HERE: Snapshots In Time Buy it at Amazon www.amazon.com The Book Depository. (Free shipping worldwide) www.bookdepository.com BUY MY LATEST BOOK HERE: How To Survive An Alien Abduction And Other Useful Information www.amazon.com Barnes & Noble productsearch.barnesandnoble.com The Book Depository. (Free shipping worldwide) www.bookdepository.com Australia www.thenile.com.au UK www.amazon.co.uk

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More LEGO Steam Engines


1:48 scale Steam Engines built from LEGO Bricks. Filmed at the TexLUG Train Display at Orange, TX 2009. Featured in the video are my Chesapeake and Ohio H8 Allegheny 2-6-6-6 #1602, my Texas State Railroad Pacific 4-6-2 #500, and my Texas State Railroad Consolidation 2-8-0 #300.

7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - May 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm

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LEGO Train Creations – MOCs


This video features some of my LEGO trains as created in the years 2000 – 2007. Wheels of the engines are partly not original LEGO parts, since there has been nothing available for steam engine driver wheels prior 2010…. Enjoy! Stiegsfeld Ps.: background music by Hildur Gudnadottir: “Into warmer air” from CD “Without Sinking”. ******* Instructions for many engines and waggons are available via my BRICKSHELF picture gallery. Go to my YouTube channel page for the link. (right hand column on my personnel YouTube site). The instructions are available as picture-by-picture instruction for a handful of designs. All others are available in CAD format (*.mpd) which allows to build after these in free LDraw software.

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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LEGO Hogwarts Express and the Enlighten Brick Steam Locomotive


Many people have asked me to show some of my LEGO and LEGO compatible trains. This is the first of several videos where I will share some of the trains that I have, and possibly introduce you to a new player in the brick market. Enlighten Brick makes LEGO compatible toys, of comparable quality. And as LEGO’s quality continues to decline, it just makes brick companies such as Enlighten that much more of a bargain. This is set #627 Enlighten Train series www.a2ztoystore.com Also included in this video is the LEGO Hogwarts Express set #4841 shop.lego.com BUY MY eBOOKS HERE: For your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes: itunes.apple.com For your Kindle at Amazon: www.amazon.com For your Nook at Barnes and Noble: www.barnesandnoble.comBUY MY BOOKS HERE: Snapshots In Time Buy it at Amazon www.amazon.com The Book Depository. (Free shipping worldwide) www.bookdepository.com BUY MY LATEST BOOK HERE: How To Survive An Alien Abduction And Other Useful Information www.amazon.com Barnes & Noble productsearch.barnesandnoble.com The Book Depository. (Free shipping worldwide) www.bookdepository.com Australia www.thenile.com.au UK www.amazon.co.uk

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Lego “Steam” Engine, Single Acting Engine Working on Air


This is a simple, functional steam engine built entirely with Lego’s. The parts used come mostly from an “Expert Builder” Technic series kit. The engine is single acting, and is very weak. The fit between the piston and “cylinder” is very loose, and leaky. The valve looks like a slide “D” valve, but is actually a balanced piston valve.

18 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm

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I collect Lego Train-sets: I own the Emerald Night and Lego City Passenger Trains?

What is the best thing I can do so I can keep the tracks permanently (like on a good-sized board) and then screws, tacks or nails?

Right now the Emerald Night Steam-train set is push-powered, yet the Passenger Train is Lego’s latest in the remote-controlled Railroad series (for me.)

What do you suggest?

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - March 4, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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Is There a Lego Emerald Night Train Station?

My son recently bought the new Lego steam train, “The Emerald Night.” Does anyone know if there is a train station that goes with this train?

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - January 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm

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BrickTrainShop reviews the Classic Lego 7750 “Steam Engine with Tender”

No discussion of LEGO steam locomotives would be complete without mention of the 7750 Steam Engine with Tender. Arguably the greatest and most beloved of all steam engines ever made by LEGO, number 7750 is unique as the only steam engine to include large driver wheels. Those wheels give the locomotive its massive, powerful stance and evoke images from the height of the steam era. Today 7750 stands as the largest steam engine set ever produced by LEGO.

Like many LEGO trains from the 12V era, 7750 is based on prototypes from the German railways and wears their traditional black and red livery. The locomotive resembles an actual Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft Class 64 locomotive, which is a large German tank engine with a 2-6-2 wheel configuration. The LEGO rendition uses a different wheel arrangement: two trucks, each with a pair of tandem axles. This change is probably due to the difficulty of constructing a realistic three-axle truck that can negotiate tight curves without the use of blind (flange-less) driver wheels. In the modern era, Big Ben Bricks
produces blind wheels for this exact purpose. However, this set from the year 1980 predates BBB wheels by nearly two decades, and LEGO evidently decided to pursue a solution that would not require separate molds for the flanged and blind driver wheels.Locomotive 7750 features another subtle compromise of realism in its design: it includes a tender. On a real tank locomotive, the water and fuel are carried on the engine
itself; hence, a tender is not used.

The LEGO version of the engine utilizes its tender as a means of propulsion; the 12V train motor is located beneath the tender. This arrangement is familiar to LEGO steam fans, who frequently use powered tenders as a straightforward means of powering a locomotive.
The tender also gives 7750 a more impressive look, like that of a mainline passenger locomotive. Consistent with other 12V-powered sets, weights are included to ensure good electrical contact between the rails and the train motor. The weights also help to prevent slippage of the drive wheels.

Set 7750 came with two minifigures: a driver and a fireman. Like other sets from the 12V era, it included a decal sheet that permitted the set to be customized with logos from most major national railways in Europe. No track or additional accessories were included; however, the set did include functional lighting elements. Two lighting bricks illuminate the marker lights at the front of the engine and the red lights at the rear of the tender.

Building a 7750 clone from parts is difficult due to the rarity of several parts found in the set. The large train wheels were featured only in this set and a subsequent service pack. The red train motor shows up only in one other set, the 7730 Goods Train, which features a smaller steam engine of a similar livery to 7750. The black windows used in the cab of the engine are hard to find in quantity, and the steam cylinders and red buffers have always been difficult to find in quantity. Red bogey plates were featured in 7750 exclusively. As a result, clones of 7750 are rare, but builders have designed many excellent replicas of German locomotives that remain more faithful to the original prototypes.

Some view the 7750 steam engine as being simplistic and lacking in authenticity; however, it is worth noting that this set predates the widespread use of SNOT techniques by many years. Despite its compromises in realism, 7750 is a classic among LEGO train sets and a particularly unique LEGO locomotive. As a result, the set fetches handsome amounts on eBay, typically into the hundreds of US dollars for copies in good condition. It is certain to remain a favorite of LEGO train fans, and it holds a place in history as one of the greatest steam locomotives LEGO has ever produced.

Should you decide to build a 7750 of your own you will find all the parts you need in our shop under Lego Train Parts.  We also have the actual original set for sale under Lego Train Sets.  If our BrickTrainShop does not have the parts you need please check our other stores HalfPriceLegos.com and LegoClearance.com we guarantee all of our parts are genuine Lego Parts not fake fraudulent versions, that have popped up all over the web in deceptive advertisements.

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