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The Polar Express
My MOC version of the famous train.
About this creation
This is my MOC of the Polar Express, based off both the movie and the inspiration for the movie, the Pere Marquette Berkshire type 2-8-4 locomotive #1225.

The model itself is track ready, and takes corners very well. I plan on recreating characters from the film in minifig form, but that will come later.



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   Whole train, from the front



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   3/4 Overview of the whole train



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   The whole train



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   Front of the locomotive. I'm especially proud of the cow catcher and the little technic bit I used for the headlight.



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   The rear of the locomotive with cab. The movie version of the Polar Express did not have the engine number under the cab window, but the real engine does.



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   The tender. Nothing special, except the tender houses the two 9v motors that pull this heavy train.



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   The dining car.



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   The passenger car.



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   The observation car.



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   The Locomotive, profile.



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   From behind the tender.



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   Inside the cab of the locomotive.



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   This is how the locomotive takes a turn. The front pair and rear two pairs of wheels are hinged independant of the driving wheels.



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   More cuve.



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   Notice how far the nose and cab of the locomotive hang off the rails.



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   Looking straight onto the rails.



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   From above.



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   The dining car.



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   The lead car in the movie was full of toys.



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   But since toys are hard to make in minifig form, I went with the 'hot chocolate' scene, instead.



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   The porhole windows in the doors on each end of the car are from the Santa Fe Super Chief



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   The roof comes off for easy access.



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   Chairs and tables.



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   The passenger car.



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   The passenger car is identical to the dining car.



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   With the exception of the interior.



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   The top comes off.



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   Rows and rows of seats. I also put in the brass air grate where the little boy finds the little girl's ticket.



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   The observation car.



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   From this side, its identical to the other two cars.



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   The tricky part of the car was the rounded end.



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   I added the overhead lights just for fun.



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   I think I did reasonably well capturing a rounded look.



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   The top also comes off.



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   Showing the plush interior. It doesn't quite match the movie, but I thought green seats in a green car just was too much.



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   This is an animated gif of the train moving on the tracks.



Comments

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  February 18, 2014
Auto 5 since my wife and I LOVE this movie. We miss Christmas! Waaah! This is so great, the kind of thing to display at Christmas time. Brilliant work!
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  February 12, 2014
Could i have any instructions/help on how to build this please? it's awesome!
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  December 10, 2013
Excellent job, great version of this train. The rounded end is really clever, love it. I fancy a hot (hot hot) chocolate now!!
  October 29, 2013
hello! vy name is Larisa? i am from Russia. In unternet i saw your train polar express. My little son is fond of Lego toys, but unfortuenutly such kind of trains did not sold in our country. Can you tell where you buy this train?
  June 13, 2012
Excellent! Well Done! Your Train Looks Like The Real Thing!!
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  October 29, 2010
Lovely job Anthony, this is inspirational. Mind if I ask you what parts make up the technic headlight?
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  September 6, 2010
I love it!Polar Express is a good movie.
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  February 6, 2010
I like it - I am a big fan of the Polar Express- Where did you find it at? What is approximate cost?
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  February 3, 2010
great work i like it its nice i wish i could make one but i dont have the rite pecies but its good i seen the movie anyway nice ;)
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  November 30, 2009
Very nice MOC. I am currently making an atempt to create a micro polar express, but it's pretty tricky.And I would like to make it clear although it's already been said the train cars are green.
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  March 23, 2009
very nicely done. where did you find large wheels? i was going to try this also, but didn't because I could not find large wheels. again, very nice
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  January 20, 2009
Overall very good! A Nice and clean MOC. The rounded end of the observation car is very good!
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  January 14, 2009
This train is just awesome! I should it to my youngest (4,5 years old) and he just loves it! He wants me to buy the set ;-) He is so obsessed with the Polar Express! Like Joyce I want to ask you if it would be possible to get the instructions for that or a plan for all the pieces you used! That would be great! His birthday is coming up and that's the only thing he wants! ... I have to say it again: awesome, WE love it!
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  April 22, 2008
exellent a thing of beauty.
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  November 10, 2007
Very nice! I really like how the Engine cab can seat 2 minifigs comfort ably, just like the movie!
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  January 13, 2007
This is your best creation. I like all the details of the cars.It must look quite well.
Anthony Sava
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Colin Jenkins
  November 15, 2006
You did a beautiful job, it looks stunning! I really like your work, very impressed! I hope to be able to build something like this some day. Thanks a lot, great job!! :)
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  April 9, 2006
Nice work! As I said over at Classic-Castle, this one is supurb. In many ways, I think this may be one of your best MOCs. The clean look, and level of detailing are simply phenomenal. Generally I'm not a big fan of LEGO trains, but for this one I'll make an exception. Later.
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  April 8, 2006
I saw this on brickshelf a couple nights ago, and now I'm glad I finally get to have the honor of reviewing it on MOCpages! You obviously put in alot of time and thought into recreating the Polar Express, and I'm impressed by the amount of detail you put, not only on the outside, but inside the cars as well. I especially love how the last car is curved on its end. Keep up the great work!
 
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