I’ve made a lot of changes to my LEGO City Train 60197 passenger train, but it’s one of these sets that cries out to be modified. I wanted to make it feel more finished and also worthy of running next to the Horizon Express.
In this upgraded version of the LEGO City Train 60197, everything is lengthened to 28 studs (to match the horizon express). The exterior of all carriages feels more finished and has some little finishing details. And inside the passenger and buffet cars, I’ve added a lot of details that make this feel more like a LEGO Creator set than a city set.
The passenger car now has a bag holder, a drinking fountain and the most important thing, a toilet! Additionally, the seating arrangement has been changed and the dining table modified to fit the space better and give the passengers more space. Oh, and the end of each carriage now has doors.
With the dining car, I always felt the dining car that came with the train was rather lame. It was just a 4 wide counter with a screen. It worked but really was meh. So, I’ve turned it 90 degrees and lengthened it making it feel more like a real train canteen – and that it could service the whole train. Oh, and the end of each carriage now has doors as well.
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