Lego American Freight Train Engine Instructions


A classic American freight train engine using only LEGO® bricks and parts to create the entire engine including the detailed fans, grills and railings. The traditional train colors of yellow, black and grey add to the realism and impact of the moc.

This is not a powered up model and is only intended for display purposes.


RECOMMENDED FOR: Adult Fans of LEGO® | Age 13+

THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE LEGO PARTS: You will need to purchase the LEGO® parts separately please review the full parts list and build notes before purchasing and read my Guide to Purchasing LEGO® Parts.

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Build your very own American style Freight Train Engine using only LEGO® bricks and parts. The build was inspired by the LEGO® Maersk Container Train but built at a smaller scale with out the powered functions.

Freight Train Engine Build Highlights

The color choice and moc style is built for impact and a fun build experience. The use of gray, black and yellow makes for a striking design while the detailed brick built railings, vents and fans add real life texture to the LEGO® model build.

  • Cab fits one mini-figure
  • Medium size with only 505 parts
  • Fun brick based build
  • Custom wheel base with steps
  • Detailed railings and vents

This is not a powered up model and is only intended for display purposes.

Included with every purchase

  • Detailed PDF instructions
  • Separated parts lists for rebrickable and bricklink
  • 3D files to make your own customizations

This product does not include the LEGO Parts

Review the full Parts List and Build Notes before purchasing and read our Easy Guide to Purchasing LEGO® Bricks and Parts.

Parts List

If you need help buying parts take a look at our Guide to Purchasing LEGO® Parts. You can also view the parts list for the Freight Train Engine on Rebrickable.


rebrickable freight train engine parts list

Build Notes

Over the years LEGO® has added and changed its parts inventory and whenever possible I try to provide alternate solutions for these parts below. I use Rebrickable for my link references since it has the most current database of LEGO® parts and it links to a variety of sites for purchasing like BrickLink, BrickOwl and more.

TRAIN Axle and Wheel Part Options

The axle and wheels are built in such a way that your can use both the new and legacy parts. The part used in the file is Part #: 2878c01 – an alternate option is to use the New Axle and Wheels separately:

Train Buffer Beam Options

There are 3 options for the Train Buffer Beam – the part used in the file is Part #: 64424c01– you can use any of the following 3 train buffers.

REFUND POLICY: Due to the nature of our products, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. Please contact us if you have additional questions.