ritztoys

My Peterbilt 379 s.w.s.a.d.

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Will update post, when I figure how to upload photos

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Ahh okay, I think I've got this figured out.......

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Alright, this truck was created to fill a need for a Short Wheelbase Single Axle Dually, which will be used to transport "Double Trailers".

The original designer will recognize lots of styling and detail from several of his trucks......... http://ingmarspijkhoven.blogspot.nl/

As shown in the last picture, the 'brains' of my truck! More picture available, comments good or bad welcome.  

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photos issue fixed

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Nice truck. Smaller, but still full of detail, and its motorized. :thumbup: However, the rear of the truck almost looks unfinished with so many exposed studs, in comparison to the front and cab. perhaps a little more tiling would be nice to complete the smooth exterior. :classic:

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4 hours ago, Leonardo da Bricki said:

Nice truck. Smaller, but still full of detail, and its motorized. :thumbup: However, the rear of the truck almost looks unfinished with so many exposed studs, in comparison to the front and cab. perhaps a little more tiling would be nice to complete the smooth exterior. :classic:

Thanks for the compliment. :wink:  My 'little voice' said this area needed help, so your suggestion................

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What do you think?

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I really like this truck, you captured the curves of the cab very well.  The colors you chose were also very cool, different, but it works really well.  Like Leonardo said, it is a smaller truck but the amount of detail is still excellent. 

I Like building semi trucks, but most of the time it stops at the chassis since I am no good with building a properly sized cab and be able to get the curved right, you have done all of that. Well done!:thumbup:

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5 hours ago, Leonardo da Bricki said:

Looks great! Maybe use this piece or this piece to smooth out the mudflaps. Otherwise, this is looking nice! :thumbup:

Thanks again, I'll use a Black # 6180. The Dbley are too expensive! (rare part)

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nice truck and color combo :classic: when I see it right U used the front onf his truck T2 in combination with the cabin of the T12 Mack granite.

If you want to get more speed and power out of your truck you should use the rechargeable Lego batterybox  and change the dif to the newer one with no reduction of gears.

I know that Ingmar has improved his drive-line and also his steering and they work perfectly can I say :classic:  I think you will find this improvments in his upcoming instructions of the Mack vision.

 

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aminnich,

Leonardo da Bricki,

Bricker Bricker 72

Legorigs

Thanks everyone for your compliments and suggestions, Bricker Bricker 72, you have a sharp eye and figured out the various design clues I included in this truck. The Lipo Battery box was tried in the location behind the cab, I couldn't figure out a way to make it attractive and hold the exhaust pipe too! With the sbrick located in the bottom back of the cab, it sticks out about a 1/2 stud, otherwise the wires are too cramped behind the servo motor to move the sbrick somewhere else. Also I wanted the chassis short between the fifth wheel and cab, it can still clear any of Ingmar's trailers hooked to this truck

The drive line was made to be sure I will have plenty of pulling power for "Doubles Trailers", although I will be very curious to see Ingmar's improvements in the Mack Vision.

I wanted originally to build a short chassis truck with the Mack Vision bodywork, but my fingers wanted to build a new truck and I couldn't shut-off my brain!

This truck also uses Ingmar's early suspension along with the 100% LEGO elements for the steering system, which works very well.

I'm open to improvements(always) but I had plenty of old parts in my supplies, that I wanted to put to 'work'.

 

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As a result of the improvements, the engines will also be placed differently and that gives enough opportunities ( room ) to place the SBrick and lipo battery box differently.

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