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Pere Marquette 1225, The Real Engine Of Polar Express

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The Pere Marquette 1225 was 80 years old in last year. In its name, 1225 marks the date of the 1st day of Christmas. This model was used in a Christmas animation called The Polar Express. 

This set is more complicated to build, needs to be handled with more care due to its larger size and weight, but it is not a problem for children either. Easy to lift, it is no problem to put it on the rail. The battery compartment is easily accessible and removable, so that battery replacement is not a problem and takes longer, the motors are also easy to install and remove, simply by pulling it out of the locomotive. There are no disintegrating structures in the model, the motors and the battery holder are stably connected. The train can also handle sharper bends. Its instructions seek transparency to facilitate the construction process. There is also a ledge at the front and side of the locomotive, like the original. The inscriptions were made with stickers tailored to the parts. It contains a bell and a lamp on the front that can be connected with a LEGO lamp to light it up when it’s in use. The coal wagon has six axles, like the real one.

Pere Marquette 1225, Due to the detail and construction of the locomotive, it is suitable for motorization, but also without engines, this steam engine is also relevant for train model collectors, as it is based on the original model of a real and famous American steam locomotive. The locomotive is 57 cm long and has 1,700 parts. Thanks to the internal structure, it is also more realistic than most of the models. It is also suitable for bigger LEGO exhibitions, whether it is a railway or a Christmas event. The latest motorized system, the Powered Up, has been installed, which allows you to control it from a phone via a Bluetooth connection.