Product Idea

Classic Steam Passenger Set

Here I present to you (again), 2 titanic entities in the world of toys coming together: LEGO and the Classic British Train Set! 

Now I know what you're thinking, "LEGO has made a number of train sets in the past, what makes this one so special?" Well the answer should be apparent from the title, it's a Steam Train Set! But more importantly, this one not only takes design elements, but also mechanical elements from the types of train sets the likes of Hornby and Bachmann have produced.

While those are some of the guiding elements of this and my previous project (which is still active at the time of writing), on this occassion additional considerations had to be made to accomodate a tank engine design that works with LEGO's rail system components without having to utilize a "power car" to move the train. To achieve this, I selected one of the more popular designs for an 0-4-4 configuration and employed a powered bogey system. While unorthodox, it does allow for the tank engine to function autonomously.

Each model's design is taken from real-world rolling stock found on British Railways circa 1920 onwards. While not 100% accurate, they all possess features that encourage both the LEGO play pattern with it's modularity and features one might expect from your typical train set. Including a full oval circuit of track to run on (10 straight pieces, 16 curve pieces).

The Locomotive (SR M7 Class Tank Engine)

  • Loco drive
  • Capable of running on LEGO's standard curve gradient
  • Removable coal block
  • Detailed cab and interior with opening firebox
  • Dedicated ports for 2 minifigures
  • Includes "Driver" and "Fireman" minifigures (and optional shorter legs to fit inside the cab)

(Basis and suggested livery: https://trainshop.r.worldssl.net/11563-thickbox_default/class-m7-0-4-4-in-s...

The Coaches (BR MK1 Second Class Coach and Second Class Brake)

  • Highly detailed interior
  • Capable of running on LEGO's standard curve gradient
  • Seating capacity for up to 15 minifigures (including the Gaurd)
  • Highly detailed undercarriage
  • Detailed luggage compartment at rear of Brake Coach
  • Uniform colour scheme
  • Includes "Gaurd" minifigure

(Basis and suggested livery: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/BR_MK1_SO.jpg)

Author's note: Keeping with my aforementioned previous project's "unified scale and coupling scheme", this set was designed to be compatible with my freight variant of the classic steam train set (You can find it here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/ffef20bd-f7df-47ba-916a-f437a3b8de3d). 

In the unlikely event they both make it to production, it would allow for some mixed-traffic action. Call it incentive and thanks for your support!

Piece Count: approx. 2150