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This is much more of a model than the previous sets.  If the pricing as listed on the Brothers Brick is to be believed than this will be a really nice addition, adult themed build.  Frankly I am planning on picking on up, and European locomotives generally mean nothing to me.  I do wish however I had a ready made way to rebuild from L gauge to O gauge.  For those aren't familiar, L gauge is wider, and everything is based on metric dimensions.  

From Wikipedia:

The train system is sometimes referred to as 'L-gauge' among fans, in reference to traditional model railway scales. Lego trains use a nominal gauge of 37.5mm, 5.5mm wider than O gauge, derived from a center-line gauge of 40mm (five lego studs).

@sinclair posted:

I plan on getting it as a show to LEGO that adults want more quality train sets.

One of the Lego websites I check had an interview with one of the designers from this set and he said the reason they stopped doing adult aimed train kits is because of the lack of sales. Basically they don't bridge that gap into the more broader Lego customers. They said they picked this in particular because they hope it appeals to a broader clientele. 

@RamblerDon posted:

......Basically they don't bridge that gap into the more broader Lego customers. They said they picked this in particular because they hope it appeals to a broader clientele. 

Imagine if they included optional instructions to build to the model for O gauge.   You would instantly broaden your target audience by thousands of individuals that are proven to spend money on trains. 

@RamblerDon posted:

I've often wondered why they made their own gauge instead of using an established one. Playmobil uses G and that makes sense to me. 

Well,  I am sure it just comes from compatibility with their building system.  Trains  are  a small subset of what they make and compatibility with anything else has actually been a significant problem for them,  not a benefit.   Just look at megablocks. In the case of O gauge however,  the rest of the O gauge product lines I don't think would be a threat to the Lego product line.

Additionally,  basing things off the lego minifigure results in weird dimensions.   A minifigure doesn't actually scale up to anything resembling a human since they are so wide. 

I hit my local LEGO store an hour after they opened on release day to get it, along with the motor and battery box.  I then headed out of town on my vacation.  Thursday by noon I was done with the help of my 7 year old son.  I like it, the only complaint is if you use the remote it's just on/off full speed while pushing the button (Let go and it stops.).  Guess you need to use the phone app to get variable speeds (Which is one more reason why I hate the new power control system.).  But now for some photos.

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@sinclair posted:

I hit my local LEGO store an hour after they opened on release day to get it, along with the motor and battery box.  I then headed out of town on my vacation.  Thursday by noon I was done with the help of my 7 year old son.  I like it, the only complaint is if you use the remote it's just on/off full speed while pushing the button (Let go and it stops.).  Guess you need to use the phone app to get variable speeds (Which is one more reason why I hate the new power control system.).  But now for some photos.107704889_277106106892042_7030262815839462597_n107840871_227800604861322_2982169094495321461_n

These are super cool!  I didn't buy the motor and power pack yet.  I kinda blew the train budget for the next couple months already, so and extra $100 would have been a bad idea!

Thanks for posting these shots!

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