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40370 - Steam Engine (40 Years of LEGO Trains)

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How does the timeline fit in with the 2016 set 50 Years On Track
It feels a little arbitrary indeed. 1966 was the year the first moving train models were introduced(hence the 50 years on track set). The best I can find about 1980 is that there were several key changes introduced to the pre-existing train lineup, such as:
- the switch to grey track (but not yet the premolded kind)
- the train motor module got its final form
- the magnet/buffer beam combination part was introduced
- I believe it also marked the introduction of remote controlled points and lights

On the other hand, the system was still 12V/4.5V and the change to 9V hadn't happened yet (this happened in 1991, just like the switch to premolded track). Guess we will get a 30yr 9V celebration next year? ;-)
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translation from the articel to solve the mystery:

"If the locomotive looks a little familiar to you, no wonder. It is the locomotive from the LEGO Railway Set 7810. The set was released in 1980 and consists of 97 individual parts and a minifigure. The Danish toy manufacturer appears to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of this set with this addition. We don't know exactly why this set was selected, because in 1980 there were a total of 28 LEGO railway sets. Perhaps one reason could be that this locomotive was probably the only one in the year that had to do without railway doors."

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From Brickset:


Starting on March 1, LEGO will be launching a new gift-with-purchase promotion for the LEGO Iconic Steam Engine (40370) which pays homage same set from 1980. This set contains 187 pieces and you can get it for free with purchases of $99/€99/£99 on LEGO [email protected] from March 1-15. This is the 40th anniversary of the original 7810 version with some updates to how it is built. The contents of the box include three unnumbered bags, two gray 6×10 plates, two red 2×16 plates, the instructions, and a small sticker sheet.


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