This Bavarian beauty goes full steam ahead

Should you find yourself in the 1920s and need to get from Munich to Nuremberg in record time, then you’ll want an express ticket to ride behind the Bavarian S3/6. This majestic steam locomotive is meticulously recreated in LEGO by Bricks_n_Trucks. At 10 studs wide, the engine is comparable in scale to the Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition, but unlike LEGO’s largest steam engine model, this train is fully motorized with a BuWizz engine (see the video below the fold!). The version you see here is an update to the builder’s first iteration, and spotting the differences highlights how much thought went into the smallest details.

Bavarian S3-6 (BR18.4)_(Update)

But what’s a Bavarian steam engine without luxurious cars to pull?

Bricks_n_Trucks pairs the engine with passenger wagons from the Rheingold line. First, we have the baggage car in purple.

1928 Rheingold Gepäckwagen

The dining car seats 20 and offers breathtaking views.

1928 Rheingold Speisewagen

And the sleeping car offers blinds should you need privacy or shade.

(LEGO) 1928 Rheingold Salonwagen

Finally, here is the full train in motion. Also featured is the builder’s equally large-scale (if not brick-built) Maine Coon cat.

3 comments on “This Bavarian beauty goes full steam ahead

  1. hntrains

    No parts were spared building that train set.

    P.S. No curves?!

    P.P.S. “…and spotting the differences highlight’s how much thought…”, “Also featured, is the builder’s…” You should, perhaps, just send the texts to me for proofreading before you publish them.

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