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10254 Winter Train

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  • historicalhistorical Member Posts: 19
    I love this set, but even before it came out I wanted to add some custom wagons to it to make it longer. Finally my Bricklink orders have come in (apart from glass for the windows, whoops!), and my train is ready for Christmas!

    I've added five new carriages -  a Hot Cocoa Tanker, a Passenger Car, a Present Wagon, a Reindeer Wagon, a Christmas Tree Wagon, and converted the original middle car into a Santa Wagon. The full imgur gallery can be found here - http://imgur.com/a/D135p




    I love it! do you have instructions?
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,928
    I particularly like the reindeer car and present car. The stockings on the side of it are fun, The hot cocoa car is such a cool ( or should I say hot) idea. 
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 216
    That's excellent. The Hot Cocoa Tanker especially is an inspired idea!

    I sort of wish the Santa chair rotated too. Maybe the Grinch in me wants to see him fly off at high speeds.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,050
    @Mouseketeer - that is fantastic and very well done to keep to the Winter Village theme.

    I'm planning to try and extend mine, but I know it won't be half as good as that.
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 863
    I love this too. Exactly what I'd like to build.
    what's the Brickset discount?! I see you're selling the instructions on eBay.
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 863
    @Mouseketeer can I ask how much the pieces roughly cost on Bricklink for this project? Thanks
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 36

    I love this too. Exactly what I'd like to build.
    what's the Brickset discount?! I see you're selling the instructions on eBay.


    Where on ebay is this?  Do you have an auction id number?


  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 215
    This listing (291917125442 ) has been removed, or this item isn't available.
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 863
    madejp86 said:
    This listing (291917125442 ) has been removed, or this item isn't available.
    It's disappeared from my watch list on eBay.
    shame as this was just what I was after as it was instructions and piece list for Bricklink too.

    Clearly, a lot of hard work and thought must have gone into this build so I was prepared to buy the information.
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 215
    I would have bought it as well
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 863
    Hey guys, thanks for the willingness to purchase the instructions :) The listing is back on eBay now - I had to redo it because it was mistakenly asking an Australian buyer to pay an extra £16 on top of the price! 

    It's item number 291917125442. Here's the link: 

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INSTRUCTIONS-for-SIX-LEGO-custom-Wagons-Cars-for-10254-Winter-Village-Train-/291917125442?hash=item43f79dd742:g:2NcAAOSwXeJYCJ0K
    This is truly an amazing addition. must have taken a huge amount of hard work.

    can i ask approx price of brickinking a passenger carriage?
  • MouseketeerMouseketeer Member Posts: 78
    LuLego said:
    @Mouseketeer can I ask how much the pieces roughly cost on Bricklink for this project? Thanks
    It's hard to say exactly because I had some of the pieces in my collection already, but I paid roughly £80 so the full build would be a bit more. There are around 800 pieces.
  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    You should put this up on LEGO Ideas! :D
  • MouseketeerMouseketeer Member Posts: 78
    LuLego said:
    Hey guys, thanks for the willingness to purchase the instructions :) The listing is back on eBay now - I had to redo it because it was mistakenly asking an Australian buyer to pay an extra £16 on top of the price! 

    It's item number 291917125442. Here's the link: 

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INSTRUCTIONS-for-SIX-LEGO-custom-Wagons-Cars-for-10254-Winter-Village-Train-/291917125442?hash=item43f79dd742:g:2NcAAOSwXeJYCJ0K
    This is truly an amazing addition. must have taken a huge amount of hard work.

    can i ask approx price of brickinking a passenger carriage?
    Not sure if I can guess a cost, but the passenger carriage is 242 pieces, none of which are hard to get (perhaps maybe the white leaves because they're new?). The files on eBay split the wagons up all individually, so you can easily upload just one wagon to Bricklink and leave the rest.
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 477
    (Homer Simpson voice) Hot Chocolate wagon - nom nom
  • ChgoMattChgoMatt USAMember Posts: 108
    Here are the US Holiday offers I pieced together from the store calendars:

    NOV 1-15 FREE #5004420 Nutcracker Ornament w/$50
    NOV 19-20 DBL VIP Points
    NOV 25-28 FREE #40223 Snowglobe w/$99
    NOV 28- DEC 11 FREE Calendar w/$75
    DEC 10-11 DBL VIP Points
    DEC 12-18 FREE #5005156 Gingerbread Man w/$50
    MooreFXkiki180703
  • ChgoMattChgoMatt USAMember Posts: 108
    Also, here's a better link for that Santa's Workshop MOC:

    http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/topic/117700-moc-hudsons-bay-christmas/

    LuLegokiki180703
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 863
    ChgoMatt said:
    Here are the US Holiday offers I pieced together from the store calendars:

    NOV 1-15 FREE #5004420 Nutcracker Ornament w/$50
    NOV 19-20 DBL VIP Points
    NOV 25-28 FREE #40223 Snowglobe w/$99
    NOV 28- DEC 11 FREE Calendar w/$75
    DEC 10-11 DBL VIP Points
    DEC 12-18 FREE #5005156 Gingerbread Man w/$50
    Weeks ago I said I'd cry if UK didn't get snow globe... It's not looking so good for UK, is it?
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,118
    Those extra wagons look glorious @Mouseketeer! I was on the fence about getting this train, but now that I have purchased your instructions I guess I will have to buy it :)
    Mouseketeerkiki180703
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,317
    Would it make sense procuring a second train set to build those extra cars, or would that be a waste? :) I have no train-related spare parts, and I don't think I have much else that I would need just lying around...
  • BeOBeO SwedenMember Posts: 11
    Hey guys, thanks for the willingness to purchase the instructions :) The listing is back on eBay now - I had to redo it because it was mistakenly asking an Australian buyer to pay an extra £16 on top of the price! 

    It's item number 291917125442. Here's the link: 

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INSTRUCTIONS-for-SIX-LEGO-custom-Wagons-Cars-for-10254-Winter-Village-Train-/291917125442?hash=item43f79dd742:g:2NcAAOSwXeJYCJ0K
    Just threw my money at your listing :) Looks really great, looking forward to it! Cheers!
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 215
    I got one too, thanks!
  • MouseketeerMouseketeer Member Posts: 78
    sid3windr said:
    Would it make sense procuring a second train set to build those extra cars, or would that be a waste? :) I have no train-related spare parts, and I don't think I have much else that I would need just lying around...
    I'd actually expected to buy a second train set, but once I'd made the model digitally I quickly realised it isn't actually worth it. There are very few pieces that can be reused aside from the caboose (maybe the wheels and couplings too?), so unless you can maybe sell on the other carriages it makes more sense to Bricklink all the parts.
    stluxMooreFXkiki180703
  • MouseketeerMouseketeer Member Posts: 78
    BeO said:
    Just threw my money at your listing :) Looks really great, looking forward to it! Cheers!
    madejp86 said:
    I got one too, thanks!
    Thank you both! :D
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,849
    I bought one too. Good work should be rewarded! Makes me actually excited about the train now. =)
    Mouseketeerkiki180703
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 482
    I also bought the instructions- thanks @Mouseketeer! Has anyone converted the xml to bsx yet?
    Mouseketeerkiki180703
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    I also bought the instructions- thanks @Mouseketeer! Has anyone converted the xml to bsx yet?
    Yep.  Pretty easy.  Just do a find/replace for MINQTY to QTY in the XML and it will import to BrickStock correctly.  

    You will want to get those 6 x 16 Red Plates on BrickLink quickly.  Last released in 2009 and the inventory of really cheap new ones is rather small (especially if you aren't buying bulk).

    I was also pleased with the way the price worked out.  It is awesome to get a design that isn't packed full of rare or limited parts.  I'm in it for about $60 including shipping for the tree hopper, cocoa car, reindeer car, and some extra reindeer.  Full disclosure - I already have train wheels and procured about $20 inventory from my own store.  
    stluxMooreFXkiki180703
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 482
    Thanks @goshe7!
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 863
    adiemc said:
    Thanks for this as now I know exactly when I'm making my purchase. Thanks for this very useful post.

    This discussion is proving very useful all round.
    My Christmas moc (or rather modifications) are coming along well!
    adiemc
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 482
    I only need to buy around 300 parts!
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 461
    Quick question. This is my first lego train and after building it I am now thinking of adding power functions to it. The only thing I have is the #88000 (battery box) so I would have to get everything else. Is the #8879 (remote control) absolutely essential? Can I just turn it on and off from the battery box. 

    Sorry I am a neophyte in this area.
  • PeteMPeteM Gallifrey (near Bristol)Member Posts: 392
    Quick question. This is my first lego train and after building it I am now thinking of adding power functions to it. The only thing I have is the #88000 (battery box) so I would have to get everything else. Is the #8879 (remote control) absolutely essential? Can I just turn it on and off from the battery box. 

    Sorry I am a neophyte in this area.
    You can connect the train motor directly to the battery, skipping the IR receiver and remote, then just use the power button on the battery to switch it on and off. The only drawback is that you won't be able to control the speed so it will bomb round the track at full pelt...
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 461
    ^^thanks, maybe I should spring for the remote.
  • jon11380jon11380 25 minutes from the LEGO Shop MKMember Posts: 56
    ^^If you use a Pf lithium battery, you can control the speed on these.
  • PeteMPeteM Gallifrey (near Bristol)Member Posts: 392
    edited October 2016
    jon11380 said:
    ^^If you use a Pf lithium battery, you can control the speed on these.
    Good point, I can't believe I forgot that - though if the object is to save money, that battery and accompanying charger come to £62ish...
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    PeteM said:
    jon11380 said:
    ^^If you use a Pf lithium battery, you can control the speed on these.
    Good point, I can't believe I forgot that - though if the object is to save money, that battery and accompanying charger come to £62ish...
    But the battery/charger combo depends on how many batteries you're using, how often you're using them.... etc. etc.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    Yup, I once ran a normal battery box in a train at a show, and I went through 24 AAA batteries (Duracell ones!) in a single weekend.

    I've used the rechargable battery boxes ever since.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,317
    I'd actually expected to buy a second train set, but once I'd made the model digitally I quickly realised it isn't actually worth it. There are very few pieces that can be reused aside from the caboose (maybe the wheels and couplings too?), so unless you can maybe sell on the other carriages it makes more sense to Bricklink all the parts.
    Alright, thanks for the input! I was indeed thinking couplings, blue roof pieces, etc. Also still want to extend the locomotive to the nice build that was presented a while back in this thread, so I'd need more green parts and more of those red train wheels as well. I'll go buy the instructions and see what I can recover :)
  • PmhPmh netherlandsMember Posts: 124

    Not a fan of this,the scale also looks a bit off when compared to the other wv sets. If you make a wv display with this then the train will look to large?

  • WhiteDoveWhiteDove AustraliaMember Posts: 62
    A few people have mentioned having to put rubber bands on the driving wheels to stop them from slipping, when using power functions. Are these Lego rubber bands that are made to be exactly the right size? If so, which ones are they please? Bricklink shows the most recent ones as being made in 2001. If not, do we just have to find any rubber band that seems to fit? 
    --obviously a train newbie but learning as fast as I can!
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 871
    Bricklink has as x37, all the recent ones have been in red, as it happens.  These should fit the big drive wheels

    http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=x37&idColor=5#T=S&C=5&O={"color":5}
    WhiteDove
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    Pmh said:

    Not a fan of this,the scale also looks a bit off when compared to the other wv sets. If you make a wv display with this then the train will look to large?

    I'm guessing you've never put a train next to a house (or a bakery, or a post office) then?
    stluxMouseketeer
  • WhiteDoveWhiteDove AustraliaMember Posts: 62
    Thanks luckyruss
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 215
    Just noticed that Train Buffer Beam with Sealed Magnets is missing from @Mouseketeer
    instructions so here you guys go:

    https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=91968c01
    is missing from 
  • toftof Member Posts: 147

    I think they are mentioned in the READ ME.txt file, aren't they? Also some other parts that I guess were not available in LDD (and the part lists) are also given in the text file. 

  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,317
    Yep, they are indeed :)
  • emmtwosixemmtwosix Member Posts: 78
    Flurry of questions incoming: Has anyone who's built Mouseketeer's additional cars used Power Functions?  How many cars can the train motor pull?  Are any of the parts particularly rare or expensive?  Thanks!

    Looks amazing by the way!  I'm glad they listed the parts for the cars separately.  I'll probably be picking up the instructions soon.
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