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3-in-1 Tram Engine

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Introducing the 3-in-1 Tram Engine!

Relive the days of early railroading with the old-fashioned LEGO 3-in-1 Tram Engine project. Build the old-fashioned tram engine, with its iconic side-plates and well-built protection for the crew. Or, assemble the small, yet reliable truck, or even the brake van for the crew to survey the train's consist.

With the build possibilities this project has to offer, it's guaranteed that children and adults alike will enjoy countless hours of fun playing with the 3-in-1 Tram Engine!

(NOTE: The tram engine is the main build of this project. The truck and brake van can be built separately, but not simultaneously).

How it came together...

There are two things that inspired me to build this project. First, I've been watching quite a bit of Thomas & Friends videos on YouTube lately, whether they're top 10 episodes or fan-made episodes for adults.

Second, it's been years since we've gotten a 3-in-1 LEGO train set that's compatible with the standard 6-stud-width track. Designing this set was an absolute blast. I hope you like the result as much as I do.

Project description:

This project is 278 pieces. As stated in the introductory description, this project can be built as a tram engine, its main build, as well as a truck and a brake van. The tram engine has standing room for one minifigure in either end of the cab, as well as four railings for an engineer or conductor to hang onto. The main build also has a small, brick-built boiler within, as well as a lifting roof for easier access to the interior.

The truck is a simple build with space inside for some "coal" or "woodchips." Lastly, the brake van, like the tram engine, has one spot for standing on both ends, as well as four side-railings. Its roof can also be lifted to reveal a basic interior, that being a seat and a table for the conductor to sit.

Done already, are we?

Thank you all so much for paying this project a visit. If you made it up to this point, wow, thanks a bunch for reading my rather lengthy description. Please feel free to express your opinion(s) about this project in the description section above. Have a great day, everyone, and take care.

This project submitted to LEGO Ideas by Joseph cheeseinthepie on September 17th, 2021.