Mike’s Emerald Night

The LEGO train locomotive The Emerald Night (set 10194), which came out in at the end of 2011, is arguably one of the finest locomotives that LEGO has produced. It is not without its flaws… but the AFOL community has worked hard on modification, which can easily be found. The Emerald Night is based on the British locomotive, the Flying Scotsman, which dates back to February 1923.

Some statistics on Mike’s train:
– One locomotive (though he has two more spares), two tenders, and 13 rolling stock.
– Total length: 153 inches (12’ 9” )  or  3.88 meters (388cm)
– Total weight of train, tenders, and carriages: 13.45 lbs or 6.10 kgs.
As part of the Calgary LEGO Train Club, this is a significant crowd pleaser when it is operating on a large track at one of our shows. Thanks Mike!

Emerald Night – 10194
MOC – Royal Post Car
MOC – Maintenance Car
MOC – Luggage Car
MOC – Royal Post Sorting Car

HPRD 2021

Thank you so much to Heritage Park and to everyone who joined us on the beautiful, Calgary summer days on August 7th and 8th. It was so very nice to have a train show and be able to exhibit after almost two years of not being able to, due to COVID-19. This show was the first one where we utilized MILS as the base of both our buildings and our track, which added depth to our builds (Mary’s pool, for example) as well as rigidity. We also had a great opportunity to try out the new metal clad track from FX Bricks, which worked very well – thank you very much Michael!

Adam from Adam’s Brick Junction stopped by to visit and also documented a short YouTube video on our display. As well, here are a few pictures.

The layout in the celebration tent at Heritage Park before anyone arrives.
Pump Jacks & Calgary’s original CPR train station.
The Emerald Night in Dark Blue amongst farms. The Palliser Hotel in the background.
Farm yard and orchard.
Pumpkin patch.
Stanley Park outdoor swimming pool.
The Disney Train parked in front of the train station.
Fall colours.
The Steam Plant and service buildings.
Incredible 8 wide locomotive.
The Revelstoke bridge crossing the Columbia River in BC.
Likely one of LEGO’s best train locomotive’s, the Emerald Night pulling approximately ten coaches.
Traditional hip roof barn in red with Farm House. Orange version on LEGO tractor 60287.

FX Bricks Update

We are thrilled with the effort that Michael Gale of FX Bricks has put into bringing metal clad L-Scale (LEGO Scale) train track back to life. For those of us the participate in train shows, battery powered trains just do not work adequately well enough for eight hour stretches.

Michael has stated that the new track will be available on March 1st, 2021. Check out his debut video, in which he also provides an excellent history on LEGO trains.