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FAQ

  • What does 'Instruction Pack' mean? What does a pack come with?
    Our instruction packs are essentially everything you need to build a LEGO™ train, except for the pieces. Each pack comes with a step-by-step instruction booklet, an introductory pamphlet with useful tips and a bit of history, and a .XML parts list.
  • How do you provide the instruction packs?
    When you place an order, an email will be sent to you with a digital version of the instruction pack. If you've bought a physical item, like a custom element or a sticker sheet, this will be mailed to the address you provide in your order. Please not we do not provide any hard copies of the instructions.
  • How does the parts list work?
    Our parts lists are provided in .XML format, which makes them compatible with Bricklink, the world's largest online LEGO marketplace. The parts lists come with a step-by-step guide to uploading your parts list to Bricklink, and purchasing the required parts.
  • Do you provide the LEGO™ pieces?
    No, we do not provide any of the LEGO™ pieces you require. However, we do provide a limited number of custom parts for some models: for example, we provide a 3D-printed nose piece for our C38 3801 instruction packs.
  • Where do I buy the pieces?
    If you do not already have a LEGO™ collection at home, then you can buy all the pieces you need from Bricklink, the world's largest online LEGO™ marketplace. The instruction packs include a guide to finding your required parts on Bricklink.
  • How much does building a model cost?
    This depends on a number of factors. If you can provide parts from your own collection at home, this can reduce the cost. However, if you are building the model from scratch, costs are typically: Between $150 and $300 for a locomotive. Between $50 and $150 for a carriage or wagon. This cost can also be affected by what method of remote control you prefer for your model.
  • Are these models remote controlled?
    Not all of them. Our larger steam locomotives and diesels are compatible with LEGO™ remote control systems, but our smaller locomotives do not have enough space. The instruction packs provide information on the installation of all 3 forms of LEGO™ remote control: 9-volt track power, Power Functions, and the new Powered-Up.
  • Are these models toys?
    Well, it's LEGO™, of course children can play with it. However, these instructions are geared towards the AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego) market, and so are designed primarly as scale models. They are fragile, and not easy to build. Approach them like a model train set- the kids can play with them, but they're not designed for rough treatment.
  • Do I need to have experience building LEGO™ sets?
    Preferably, yes. At the least, a basic understanding of how LEGO™ works is useful. The models can be quite tricky, but they should be accessible for anyone at any level of skill.
  • I still have a question. Where can I contact you?
    The easiest way to reach us is by messaging our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheLegoLocoCo/ You can also reach us via email at Plasticlocoenquiries@gmail.com However, please note that this email is checked infrequently.
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