As I said last week, I took some time off from writing during Thanksgiving to build my Lego train from the ‘80s. The motor still runs, although it was a bit jittery at first. Here is the European transformer for it. These never made it to America. I have to use an adapter to get it to work on American voltage.
This was the instruction booklet for the train I was building when I noticed that the back cover showed trains with a central power track. That’s what prompted me to write the Lego company and find out where I could get those trains.
This was the only train I bought from Europe. A few years later, Lego redesigned their train motors to get power from the track like model trains do. Since then, trains have been a staple in Lego releases.
Next: Time to get the tree up so the train can go around it.
Dennis Amador Cherry
37th article completed.
First Steampunk novel: 60,570 words – I said I was taking a break.
With limited space in our apartment, I built this display to show off some of my trains. The one I just built will probably replace the Hogwart’s train.