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LEGO Cuusoo - Narrow Gauge Steam Engine by Concore LEGO Cuusoo - Narrow Gauge Steam Engine by Concore
For those that don't know, LEGO Cuusoo is crowd funding platform where anyone can upload ideas for new LEGO Sets and the community votes on them. Those with 10,000 votes are consider by LEGO to be made into official sets, previous sets made by LEGO include Minecraft Set and the Back to the Future DeLorean.

This Little Engine, named 'Lord Basil' adorns the colours of 'The Kingdom and Cuusoo Railway', Dark Red and Pearl Gold which ooze the elegance and luxury needed to entice passengers to ride this miniature railway. It's loosely based on the iconic miniature engine 'Talyllyn', which still runs today, high in the hills of West Wales on The Talyllyn Railway, the worlds first preserved railway. A LEGO set produced to honour this fact would be a fantastic tribute to a railway that began a tradition of preserving history for generations the world over to enjoy and experience. The actual engine on which it is based is also famous, as it's the inspiration for the character of 'Skarloey' from 'Thomas & Friends", and the Little Engines series of books by Rev. W. Awdry. The television series models of Skarloey and the rolling stock actually aided in understanding the best way to downscale and truncate the original Talyllyn engine. The carriages are also based on stock running on the Talyllyn Railway. For more information on the railway and the engine on which it's based, check out the Talyllyn Railway website

This project's Flickr Album, which will have more images of this set, and other sets as they arrive. I'll be updating my twitter feed @Concore with any news or info about the project as it progresses.

If you liked this project, Thank You! and be sure to SUPPORT it and tell your friends about it. You can tweet about it on Twitter, and 'Like' it on Facebook using the links under the 'SUPPORT' button on the LEGO Cuusoo Page!

Be sure to check back in with this project every once in a while as I aim for this project to grow as it gains more support, including more engines and rolling stock, as well as railway furniture to accompany it.

And you also have a project on LEGO Cuusoo, let me know! I'll be more than happy to support your projects.
TheBurrillvillian Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Hello, there. I've always liked looking at your LEGO Ideas and your Magic Roundabout reboot idea. I wish that Lord Basil and Wyvern had gotten the 10K supporters they diserved. I may not have an Ideas page myself, but two projects that I think deserve to live are here <… and here <….

Also, I have a few questions for you. Will your Faerlie engine Polaris on Flickr be put on Ideas anytime soon? Have you made any other trains as of late? Will you be making any in the future? What programs do you use (Photoshop, LDD, etc.)? Should I get an Ideas account for myself?

Thank you for reading, and have a fantastic evening.
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May 17, 2013
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