BR 80 Steam Engine

Just last Sunday I spent most of the day aboard a train. Of course it was a modern Amtrak train, but I did spend a moment thinking about the heyday of locomotive transportation, imagining myself crossing the country in the 1800’s. While I can’t speak with much authority on trains (what can I say, I just don’t know much about them), I can say I like the looks of this one by builder holgermatthes. And if you do too there’s great news, Holger has shared the instructions so you can build your own!

By the way, if you’re into trains, and you want to be a blogger, clearly we have need for an expert in the ranks.

LEGO BR 80 steam engine

One Very Large Locomotive

This impressive locomotive by brickthebrick is one of those models that you look at for a second in confusion, because you can't figure out the scale. I thought it was just a train model at first glance, but my brain couldn't reconcile the level of detail achieved. Then I noticed the texture of the "rocks" in the track, those are 1x1 round tiles, this thing is huge. It's 1/15 scale and comprised of fourteen thousand pieces!

CP 1408 (1/15)
CP 1408 (1/15)
CP 1408 (1/15)

ST48-003 Locomotive

I really do wish I knew more about trains so I could speak with even the slightest confidence about this lovely locomotive by builder Mateusz92. I can tell you from google that it's a really nice rendition of an existing train, detailed and accurate. I think it's about time we got a train enthusiast amongst the ranks here at BrickNerd, any volunteers?