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  1. Thanks for your replies! I know there are much better MOCs of American trucks than mine ;-) My main aim were the functions AND playability - the truck is not built to be displayed in an office, even I would be proud if someone likes to display it ;-) I need the space between wheel well and front tire because of the pendulum axles. Battery box - nothing of my 4,5V components is working anymore, so this is a good use for it :-) Kind regards from AUT Mario
  2. Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! I like to present my Oilfield Rig Up Truck. My main goals were to achieve the function of the gin pole and off-road capabilities (pendulum axles). As ever, I focused on playability for children’s Hands. Therefor I had to accept some compromises: The gin pole is too long to be stowed away on the bed – it has to be dismantled partly. Furthermore the winches are too large because of the necessary gearbox. Unloading of some skid mounted equipment Erection of a skid mounted pressure vessel The bed To get a touch of the American stye I used some chrome parts. Configuration as Bed Truck – the gin pole is stowed away ( (all components are stowed on the truck) Loading of a Skid Tank Transport position for short moves Erecting the skid tank The proud driver and her signaller in front of the truck with lowered gin pole The gin pole is rigid enough to allow a wheely of the truck Intergalactic interest during the presentation of the kernoilogy reactor. Comparing the size with a standard European highway truck Assembling my cable crane (blondin) That’s it – interested what you think about it. Kind regards Mario
  3. Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen! I like to show you a truck built some months ago to honour a truck I drove more than two decades ago. As ever my focus was the playability for children. It has a simple SOT cab. Tipper The version with sidewalls reinforced by cut baseplates (custom parts) is capable to load 6-wide pallets. Here loaded with PP granulate and Doka formwork. The tipper can easily be changed to a platform with knuckle boom crane. In the meantime I changed the design of the winch so that it is yellow coloured and looks a bit smaller. Loading parts for the cable crane The trailer is no tipper but he has a liftable third axle. Design of the third axle (not my own - I found it anywhere in the www. This truck I drove 20 years ago. As ever I am interested what you think! Kind regards, Mario
  4. Good evening, It looks great - nothing to add! Regards, Mario
  5. Thanks coghilla and Imanolbb! Yes, it took me more than one attempt to find a solution which meets my demands regarding design AND playability! Anyway the knuckle boom is just made for AFOL hands - KFOL hands need a bit more stability so I made a second crane out of Hinge Bricks for my son to play with (quick change system - the crane is just plugged into a hole). Kind regards from Austria Mario
  6. Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen! I'd like to show you my truck with knuckle boom crane. The truck is designed in a way that the vehicle body can be changed easily to a tipper body or without a body the truck can be used as tractor Remark facelift: after some time I spent the truck a facelift by enlarging the wheelbase for one stud; reducing the length of the crane base from 3 to 2 studs and shifting the platform 1/2 stud backwards; new design of the winch; shifting the canopy of the cab 1 stud forward; replacing the train gates by my own creation The body can be removed to use the truck as tractor or as tipper Celebrations More photos you can see here Kind regards Mario
  7. Hello Nemo! Thanks for showing this nice trucks :thumbup: Regards Mario
  8. Thanks for your comments! I’m not so satisfied with the aesthetics, the real one’s look much more filigree – I had to make many compromises to get it well playable and fast to erect. Anyway, my boy likes to play with it and I’m satisfied (especially with the latest version) ... maybe there come up some ideas to improve it in the future ;-) Regards Mario
  9. Wonderful - my favourite is the white one!
  10. Hello everybody! Many years ago I was looking for a semitrailer for my standard 12-wide technic truck tractor. It should be any kind of a mobile machine. After some trials with a fairground ride I found cable cranes in the www. A lot of ropes, winches, a cableway combined with a crane … this was perfect for me! So I started to build it, it worked and I stowed away the MOC for some years. Approximately one year ago as my boy started to play with THE bricks I saw the “new” 6-wide town trucks (I was born in the 4-wide times) and realised the increased possibilities concerning more space for functions with this vehicles. Combined with “new” parts, like little winch drums and rope pulleys, the idea to scale down my cable crane to minifig scale came up in my minds. Additionally to the crane I built some vehicles for transport, erection and supply. The design of the crane itself is far from an original existing crane but in principle similar to a parallel crane (transverse movement of the hook is done by parallel movement of both towers on rails). My main goal was to show the principle of the cable crane and to build a well playable model – even for very young crane operators ;-) Furthermore, the crane should be easy and quick to erect. This is the reason why I haven’t carried out the transverse movement of the hook. The second big difference to real systems: the rope for moving the carriage is driven by two winches, not just one – the length of the rope is much easier to adjust, and erection is faster. Enough words …Here you see the crane completely: Because my background for photos isn’t large enough, it’s erected with a very short span length. Maximum span length is 3.5m. In two different set-up’s it is possible to build up both towers on the same level or one tower approximately 1m above the second. Here you see all equipment for the crane: Transport of the drive side (so I call the tower unit with all winches – I don’t know what’s the correct English word): Transport of the tensioning side (so I call the tower unit which contains the tensioning weights for the track rope and the hauling rope): Erection of the drive side: Erection of the tensioning side: I built a silo to fill a self-emptying bucket. Erection of the silo: Filling the bucket: Emptying the bucket: More photos you can find here: Flickr Information to original cranes you find for example here or Yes, and you see some custom parts – I’m no friend of them, I just use them when I see no other possibility. Interested what you say ;-) Regards, Mario PS: In the meantime I developed the crane further to MACS M12002 with 50% higher towers and two different set-up’s so that it can carry full payload as well uphill.
  11. Hello Selander! I saw your hook lift truck some months ago on flickr as I was looking for a design of a 6-wide MAN-cab. I have to say that I like the design of your 6-wide trucks very much! Your 1-wide solution for the hook lift looks much more realistic than mine. I have chosen 2-wide for the arm because the “driver” of the truck is just some years old and his hands are not sensitive enough for something more fragile ;-) What I like more on my design is the hook built with the plate modified with arm up. Compared to the connection with a clip this solution needs no force to connect or disconnect the container. Regards, Mario
  12. Hello Legocitycustoms! Your version looks much better than the original! Regards, Mario
  13. Hello Legocitycustoms! For Dakar I built this one: Rally Assistance Truck My first idea after I built the Trial Truck was to make something like a swap body to convert the Trial Truck easily to a Rally Truck. But as in real life Rally and Trial doesn't fit to the same vehicle - Trial means lowest speed, highest mobility and no payload. Good videos for Truck Trial: Kind regards Mario
  14. Hello! @ Legocitycustoms: I got this part light-years ago with set 6668 @ dr_spock: In the beginning I used the black round plate 1x1 now I usually use the tile for the gas cap (I just miss other colours like dark bluish gray or black) @ all: THX for comments! By the way, instead of this old hinge plates it’s naturally possible to build it with actual parts Kind regards Mario
  15. Hello! I've this part on stock, but it's too small. It was designed for 4 wide trucks many, many years ago ;-) Kind regards Mario