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Heavy-Haul Train

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Here comes the awesome Heavy-Haul Train! It’s busy at the LEGO® City goods yard. The welder is carrying out some last minute repairs on the tracks while the driver and engineer do the final checks on the powerful diesel engine. Climb aboard the giant, sliding crane, lower the hook and carefully lift the heavy helicopter onto the flatbed wagon. Then take control of the rugged backhoe and gather the heavy bricks together while the crane operator scoops them up and drops them into the hopper wagon.When all the cargo is aboard, load up the backhoe and you’re ready to roll… “All aboard!” This tough motorized train with an 8-channel, 7-speed infrared remote control can haul just about anything! Includes 5 minifigures with assorted accessories: a train driver, engineer, welder, crane operator and a backhoe driver.

  • Includes 5 minifigures with assorted accessories: a train driver, engineer, welder, crane driver and a backhoe driver
  • Heavy-Haul Train Features a motorized diesel-style locomotive with 8-channel, 7-speed infrared remote control, hopper wagon, 2 flatbed wagons, helicopter, backhoe and a crane
  • Crane features a turning superstructure, sliding tracks, working winch with interchangeable hook and bucket, ladder and a large cab
  • Helicopter features a spinning rotor, chain for lifting and a cockpit with room for a minifigure
  • Backhoe features a working front and rear boom mechanism and a large cab
  • Accessory elements include 16 round bricks, shovel, broom, wrench, box and welding equipment
  • Includes a full circular track with 16 curved rail tracks and 12 straight rail tracks
  • Jump aboard the awesome Heavy-Haul Train!
  • Operate the Heavy-Haul Train with the 7-speed infrared remote control
  • Check out the powerful diesel locomotive
  • Transport massive loads!
  • Heavy-Haul Train in total measures over 3” (9cm) high, 32” (82cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
  • Engine measures over 3” (9cm) high, 11” (28cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
  • Helicopter wagon measures over 1” (4cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
  • Hopper Wagon measures over 3” (8cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
  • Backhoe Wagon measures over 1” (5cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
  • Helicopter measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (17cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide
  • Backhoe measures over 2” (7cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide
  • Crane measures over 10” (27cm) high, 6” (16cm) long and 2” (5cm) wide
  • Crane track measures over 11” (30cm) long and 3” (11cm) wide
  • Crossing measures over 4” (19cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide
  • Curved rail tracks each measure over 5” (14cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide
  • Straight rail tracks each measure over 5” (13cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide
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Heavy-Haul Train
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Overall RatingAverage rating4.5out of 5 stars
(15 Reviews)
73% would recommend this product.


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Play ExperienceAverage rating4.3out of 5 stars
Level of DifficultyAverage rating2.9out of 5 stars
Value for MoneyAverage rating3.7out of 5 stars
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  • April 1st, 2016
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Best of 2 Worlds!
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Son
    This train set is so fitting for those who love Lego trains and Lego construction! The train is a fun build and the additional vehicles and pieces make it very easy to incorporate into a play environment. The level of imagination is great, and I am so pleased to have this set!
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 2 hrs
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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  • March 27th, 2016
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Keep Haulin'
    | 35-44
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    The latest addition to the Lego train family is the 984 piece set Heavy-Haul Train (60098). The set contains eight numbered bags, six instruction booklets (two larger and four small), a whopping 33 stickers, and 16 curved rail pieces along with 12 sections of straight rail. The train is a graceful combination of a red and gray locomotive and three wagons. Two of the wagons are flatbeds and one is a hopper wagon with opening doors on both sides so it can discharge its cargo of dark gray 1x1 round bricks. The smaller flatbed wagon is carrying a green and white helicopter and the larger a yellow and black backhoe. Four of the minifigures (train driver, engineer, welder, and crane operator) are male and one (backhoe driver) is female. No two minifigures are alike, although two are dressed in identical orange and green jackets and gray trousers, but their heads and headgear are different. The welder is wearing a white shirt and blue overalls, the crane operator has an orange and brown jacket and dark blue trousers on him, and the female backhoe driver is dressed in almost completely orange clothes. All minifigures have their torsos printed on both sides and all are wearing red hard hats. Sadly, there are no double-sided heads in this set, they are always my favorites. The build is not inordinately difficult. For me, the hardest part of the build was probably putting the locomotive wheels on their axles, because in this case the wheels are not flush with the axle ends, and if one gets the assembly wrong the train won't run as smoothly as it should. Getting the stickers on straight (or something resembling straight) was also an onerous and time-consuming task, as was attaching the string to the crane boom and the part that connects to the crane bucket. Not surprisingly, given my past problems, the technic parts used in building the underside of the locomotive gave me some gyp, too. Connecting the train motor to the battery box and infrared receiver should be done with care, because if the connections are not sufficiently tight, the train will not operate. This time, I had no problems getting the battery box to function, but unfortunately I had a faulty infrared receiver in my set. I was able to confirm this by connecting the battery box straight to the train motor and when noticing that both the box and the motor worked perfectly after this, the problem had to be the infrared receiver between the two. I'm glad to say the customer service replaced the faulty part very quickly and now I have a perfectly functioning train in my collection. My favorite of the wagons is definitely the brown hopper wagon, I really like to empty the wagon and fill it up again, and I suspect most children will also share my enthusiasm. I just love the spring-operated crane bucket and the fact that it can be substituted by a hook in order to lift things with it. For some reason, the welder's equipment pleases me greatly, as it did in the Deep Sea Exploration Vessel (60095), too. What I also like about this train set is that getting the battery box off the locomotive is relatively easy. It requires only the removal of the largest section of the locomotive roof and possibly the power switch assembly, but these are easily replaced. There are also a few things that bothered me about this otherwise great set: 1) The crane boom is just a tad too short for lifting the helicopter. I noticed that the chopper bangs into the cabin of the crane when being lifted up. 2) One can't open the locomotive cockpit if the flatbed wagon carrying the helicopter is attached straight to the locomotive like in the introductory images shown on the website. 3) The helicopter cockpit might not open completely because the rotor blades are almost always in the way. However, this does not prevent placing a minifigure in the chopper. 4) The black 2x2 hinge plates that connect to the locomotive cockpits need to be pushed in place very firmly or they will pop off when the cockpits are opened. 5) The backhoe is slightly wide for its flatbed wagon, its wheels protrude over the sides, which makes it just as wide as the train track. 6) The set does not include switching tracks, which have been a regular feature in the two cargo carrying train sets before this one (60052 and 7939) but there is one minifigure more in this set than in those two and also a 16-stud-wide railroad crossing. 7) The train driver does not fit into the cabin with his coffee mug unless his arm is bent up. This is clearly shown in the instruction leaflet, so it does not come as a surprise. 8) As the helicopter undercarriage is smooth from underneath, it does not attach firmly to its wagon. This makes the helicopter a bit unstable when the train is going through a tight bend full tilt. All in all, a great set for train enthusiasts!
    Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Building Experience: Intermediate LEGO builder
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  • January 7th, 2016
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    value for the money
    | 65 or older
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Enjoyed making it and the testing after, although I find that the speed is too fast for the size of rounded areas of the track which should be spaced on a larger circumference.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 3 hrs
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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  • August 10th, 2017
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Another Great Train Set
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    This is my second Lego train set. The first being the Cargo Train (60052). This set can easily be built in a day but I stretched it out over three days so as to spread out the fun. With the build being split into six parts it can easily be done by multiple people concurrently. The biggest part is building the engine. Prior to buying this set I had read several reviews expressing problems with engine - being too slow or going off the tracks - so I was prepared for some problems. Happily I found none of these things to be a problem. My experience with the train is that it runs perfectly fine. It's neither too slow nor does it derail. I've tried running the engine with all of the rail cars as well as on it's own at full speed on track that has many curves and straightaways. The engine on it's own runs at what seems to be pretty close to the maximum speed that it could before derailing. With all of the rail cars (3) connected to the engine it still runs nearly as fast as on it's own. I'm using 750mAh AAA Eneloop rechargeable batteries to power the train. I can't help but wonder if the problems that people have expressed with the train being slow are due to the wheels being pressed tight against the train body instead of being lose enough to move freely or possibly just bad batteries. This engine is not quite as fast as the Cargo Train (60052) however that engine on it's own on the same track will derail at top speed in some corners. With rail cars attached however it won't derail even at top speed. I bought a second train set for both the train and the additional track. I also wanted to get this set before it was retired. I think this is an excellent train set and would definitely recommend it as either a first or additional train set. With regards to train track, I would very much like to see Lego sell track in packages containing only a single type of track (straight, curved, flexible curved, switching) so customers can buy just the type(s) of track that they want.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 6 hrs
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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