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This is a replication of Lionel's iconic Red Comet train set. It took hard work to replicate this into Lego Bricks. The Locomotive took a lot of work because of the unique shape in the front. In 2014, I built only the Pullman Car and the Tender. I decided to call off on building the Locomotive itself. In November of 2016, I took it upon myself to finally do what needed to be done. After I built the Locomotive, I realized that the Observation Car should be built. In November of 2016, I posted this to Lego Ideas for the first time. Unfortunately, it only got up to 61 supporters. Now, the Red Comet is here again for the world to see!
- 2-4-2 wheel arrangement
- rotating front and back wheels on Locomotive
- firebox with large pressure gauges (unprinted)
- Lionel logo in front below light (unprinted)
- ladders and handle bars on Tender
- Lionel logo in back (unprinted)
- Pullman logo and numbers on each side of each Pullman Car on white plates(unprinted)
- Pullman logo and numbers on each side of the Observation Car on white plates (unprinted)
- two pairs of seats with tables in all passenger cars
- luggage containers in all passenger cars
- railing on edges of Observation Car
I noticed on one occasion that the wheels on the Locomotive are set apart exactly as if a Power Functions motor would fit. I will make adjustments one day to where the Red Comet can run on Power Functions. I hope you all enjoyed this! By cheesy. 1/4/2017