Adventurers Train . Why hasn't anyone done this? Adventurers for the treasure! . I haven't been able to find any Adventurers trains. This astounds me. In the pre-WWII era that Adventurers likely took place in, Trains were the most common form of travel. I used the color scheme (although half of the wheel pins are NOT dark gray, which was used (but not often) in Adventurers, due to a lack of better colored wheel pins).
Unfortunately, I have description of the train in mind.
Picture Notes: I did not use my camera, I used my grandpa's. The rest of my family is on vacation, and they took the camera that's better for LEGO pictures. This and the Adventurers World Journeys MOCs were both photographed by a better camera (my grandpa's). However, it is not good for somethings, so please bear with me if the pictures aren't perfect-I'm not used to his camera.
Design Notes: I have one "train"-The original Hogwarts Express. Unfortunately, that great set is lacking in one thing-actual train wheels-that's probably how they kept the price low (stupid LEGO makes stupid trains so freaking expensive...and the Bricklink ones are so freaking overpriced). But I've always wanted to make a train. The design WAS slightly based off the Hogwarts express, but aside from a bit of the shape, the entire thing is about 98% original BobaFett2. I plan to get the Cargo Train-no, not the crappy ultra-overpriced World City or City ones-the one from the 1990s in the Res-Q colors with awesome design and color. Cheaper than that stupid Metroliner, which isn't even half as good. But i digress...
Anyways, the hardest part of the build was undoubtedly the steam engine part. The shape started out one way, and changed a bit as it grew. I really like how I worked the wood beams (those are hard to use for me) into it, and I really like how the colors fit together. I love the roof of it (I used some weird piece that I can't find on bricklink because while it should be under wedges it's not). I added a few odd details, but they actually worked well. The passenger section is also something I like. I spent about 20 minutes deciding whether to use clear windows or to buy a lot of the window frames-but I decided upon clear windows, which I really liked. The chairs were a bit of trouble, but I decided to have four of them, next to windows and arranged so they would walk through them. I spent some time on the roof.
The most annoying part of the build is the wheels. Due to a lack of true train wheels, I had two options-use TECHNIC wheel centers, which fit perfectly on tracks but don't roll well and would look awkward, or the ones from the Hogwarts Express which didn't stay on the tracks but sort of worked. I decided upon used the Hogwarts Express wheels, since I didn't really care about playing with them as much.
Lastly, I'm really surprised. There are no Adventurers trains. I don't know why in the world there aren't any, but as you see here, they look awesome. And Western trains as well, but Adventurers has a great color scheme for this and a great variety of parts that fit the theme.
I'd REALLY appreciate comments (and rating).