German Class 52.80 Steam Locomotive




This is a minifig-scale model of the german class 52.80 "Reko" Steam Locomotive as it was employed in the former GDR. 

It comes with a tender, minifigs, and it also features a Display Track Segment with a main signal and buffer stop. 

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Also check out the 3D Model preview on Bricklink.

Part Count: 2500+ (540 pcs for Gravel and Coal)
Scale: 1:41
Length: 65 cm
Platform Width: 9 studs (Locomotive) / 10 Studs (Tender)
Total Width: 8.3 cm
Height: 12.5 cm without Signal (Signal is 23.8 cm high)
Gross Weight: 1,44 kg

- moving drive rods
- removable cabin roof
- high detail control panel, including valves and gauges
- rotatable Tender bogies
- coal box with loose coal


The model prioritizes detail over playability. Although the two bogies of the tender can rotate, this is mainly intended as a display model. Due to the static 1'E axle configuration it is not fit for the standard Lego train curve radius and will only move on straight tracks.

Building Techniques:
This MOC is targeting advanced builders who are looking for a fun build with lots of SNOT techniques. The construction is referencing the original design of the class 52.80 locomotive itself, with the boiler tank and cab built on top of a sturdy chassis. 
Although mainly intended as a display model, robustness was also considered during the design of this MOC. 

This model features nine custom print / decal graphics - four for the Engine and tender, and five for the signal and buffer stop.

The Instructions package includes:
- detailed PDF building instructions, 255 pages total
- nine custom graphics for prints or decals
- Bricklink XML parts list

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Name German Class 52.80 Steam Locomotive
Designer TOPACES
Designed 2019
Inventory 2541 parts
Theme Train
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