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LEGO® Power Functions Train Motor

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Power down the tracks!

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Send your train roaring down the track! Lay out your tracks, then add this LEGO® Power Functions Train Motor to your train engine, combined with the required parts, and you’re ready to roll!
  • Includes wheels and cross axles
  • Use with #8878 LEGO® Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box to have on-train speed control
  • Requires #8878 LEGO Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box or #8881 LEGO Power Functions Battery Box
  • Use with #8884 LEGO Power Functions IR Receiver and #8879 LEGO Power Functions IR Speed remote control to build a remote controlled train
LEGO® Power Functions Train Motor is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power that Train! I purchased this for the winter train and Im really happy now my train has power! Its good that you can still use the trains wheels with this and the spare ones I got with this item I made another train so it worked out good Thanks lego
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Need To Get Two of These! This motor is okay by itself in either the 10219 Maersk Train or in a custom train of yours. But if you REALLY want to see your train go, get 2 motors as well as the 8869 Power Functions Control Switch. (In the Maersk Train, you will have to take out some bricks to fit the switch, but it doesn't show at all on the outside.) This will allow you to put 2 motors on your train, and lets one motor run forward while the other runs backward, all while using the same knob for the throttle. A $15 upgrade TOTALLY worth it. Using one motor, you get decent torque and traction, and good top speed. However, on speed 1 it can't really get around turns and slows down a lot on turns in the higher speeds. It also starts to slow down when you add more than 2 cars. But if you add a second motor, your train will be able to pull EXPONENTIALLY more cars, and even reach a higher top speed while pulling cars. In fact, you may want to not use the top speed, because sometimes the locomotive will uncouple from the rest of the train while moving, and if the locomotive is pushing cars, it has the tendency to push them off the track on curves. If you want to use the train on the top speed, use cars with low centers of gravity (like the ones that come with the Maersk Train). The only reason you wouldn't want this cheap upgrade is if you don't have many cars. I have tested the train with all of my 7 cars (and I want to test it with even more!!!!!), and it runs just as well as it does with only one motor pulling two cars. Overall, it's the best upgrade you can get for your train.
Date published: 2012-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great - when you can get one! Last summer I used one of these battery-powered train motors (along with a battery pack and r/c controller and receiver unit) to upgrade my old 12v 1980s 7740 Lego train set to r/c battery power - but the addition of new carriages now requires *more* power, and hence *another* train motor! Oddly, I have been waiting for this item to come back into stock since Christmas 2017 - and it's now almost mid-April. Come on, Lego, give the paying public what they want! Get this item back on sale, pronto!
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good :) It's well built and reliable, just still looks it has ancient technology so Lego could think of getting new motorised systems for the future. I works fine but still on batteries. The Horizon Express train CREATOR EXPERT SET doesn't come with power functions included so had to buy it. I found it too expensive, you could have made a Pack set for this and all other equipment with the train above mentioned.
Date published: 2015-10-04
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