Riviera Express (steam engine BR 10 & coaches)
The steam engine (BR 10 001) and five coaches make the Riviera Express.
The Riviera Express is a historical passenger train which brought tourists to the Italien Riviera coast. My LEGO model is orientated at a Märklin model which was released as a special collectors' item in the year 2000.
Riviera Express in motion – YouTube Video
High speed steam engine BR 10 001
The BR 10 001 from Deutschen Bandesbahn reached a maximum speed about 140 km/h on it's way south to Italy.
The BR 10 001 from Deutschen Bundesbahn was the last steamer which was introduced in the year 1957. This steamer was used as "high speed" passenger train engine along the main north-south conections. Only a few years later the end came for all steamer in Germany and 1968 this engine found a place in a train museum.
The LEGO model was build in spring 2001 after a pre-version in white was build. Some major parts are just included in the Black Cat Truck (#5571) and I was happy to get this set years after it was officially sold in the shops. As often, the challenge is to build a set of drivers for a long engine which will make it over points and curvers.
As "non LEGO part" I use aluminium rims on the old spoked wheels. These days one of the few ways to make larger train wheels for steam engines.
The 3rd coach – dinning car
A typical red dinning car from DSG (Deutsche Speisewagen Gesellschaft) with kitchen and dinning area.
The 5th coach – luggage car
A green luggage car is the last coach of my Riviera Express. The large doors are build in SNOT.
|Drive:||2x 9V train motor in tender of the BR 10,
1x 9V train motor in the luggage car (optional)
|Type:||8-wide, steam engine, tender and 5 coaches|
|Train Wheels:||LEGO spoked wheels with aluminium rims and old LEGO train wheels|
|Length Lok:||~53 cm (~66 studs)|
|Length Waggons:||~42 cm (~52 studs)|
|Total Length:||~2,70 m|
|Year of Construction:||2001/2002|
Building instructions and part lists
There are no building instructions und part lists available for the models shown on this web site. There are no engineering drawings available. To build the LEGO models only photographs from the real prototypes were used. All models are unique and not for sale.