LEGO takes on minimum gauge

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LEGO takes on minimum gauge

Postby Moronguhl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:09 am

Spotted this in the shops the other day:

http://city.lego.com/en-us/products/mining/4204

Check out the little narrow gauge mining train on the left hand side:

http://www.ordertoys.co.uk/wp-content/u ... _train.jpg

Is this the first LEGO narrow gauge train ever in a commercial set? Looking pretty good either way!
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Postby Ian-IoM » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:08 am

Nice set, and a nice mine train 8)

Interesting that it uses the old style rail that I remember playing with several decades ago (it was blue then). Good stuff Lego :oops: :lol:
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Postby Adrian » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:22 am

G'day
Bet James May would be in his element ----- Lego and 'toy trains' ----could even be the start of a new TV series ?
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Postby Nige » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:25 pm

My 7 year old son, James, got this mine set from 'Father Christmas' and I can concur that it is rather good. Apart from the train, it's also got a rather snazzy crane and conveyor belt which are just the job for moving his rather large collection of 'Trash Pack' figures around.

Only slight problem was when wife asked 'why has James got this, he didn't put it on his Christmas list'. Decided to come clean and admit that it looked like the sort of set that I'd enjoy playing with him!
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:39 am

Nige wrote:Only slight problem was when wife asked 'why has James got this, he didn't put it on his Christmas list'. Decided to come clean and admit that it looked like the sort of set that I'd enjoy playing with him!
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Re: LEGO takes on minimum gauge

Postby AndyA » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:56 pm

Moronguhl wrote:Spotted this in the shops the other day:

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Is this the first LEGO narrow gauge train ever in a commercial set? Looking pretty good either way!


Nope, Indiana Jones had one, and I think Batman as well. I seem to remember someone doing a creditable 'Polar Bear' on one of the chassis. Problem I've always had is that it's an awful lot to pay if you just want the train.:)

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:06 pm

is it mororized? Seem to remember Lego used to do a motor chassis. Unfortunately track gauge did not match others, but did manage to stretch to 45mm gauge, just.
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Postby Nige » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:39 am

rue_d_etropal wrote:is it mororized? Seem to remember Lego used to do a motor chassis. Unfortunately track gauge did not match others, but did manage to stretch to 45mm gauge, just.


Sadly, not motorised. The Lego motor chassis did have a choice of train or tyred wheels - the train wheels fitted a gauge of 6 studs (i.e. four studs between the rails plus the two that the rails are attached to). The locomotive in this set has a gauge of four studs.
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