Snow Plough MOC
Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:09 AM
I have (finally) finished my Snow Plough MOC (WIP pics can be seen in my old topic).
Here are some pics of it:
(This pic isn´t very good, as the front part look too big. Please ignore this, as it doesn´t look too big in real life.)
The front was the hardest part, because I had to build it with 2 angles without making it unconnectable with a "normal" angled part in the middle. I finally found this solution:
(Yes, I used Tac-It here, because if I wouldn´t the front part would be too fragile and fall off very easy.)
Because the front is too heavy to stay up when lifted, I had to find out a way to keep it up. I eventually came up with this:
The hinge keep the front up effectively, and also can be moved into different positions:
Here is a close-up pic of the front "mechanism"(with flash, so that the pieces become more bright):
Please tell me what you think about it!
Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:27 AM
the only thing is your just past the snowy time (where i live could be different for you?) still it is wonder full i really love it keep up the brilliance.
ps it does look very big cause of the front.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:48 PM
All in all great MOC
Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:53 PM
It looks like the ones they use here in Sweden so I guess you just had to go down to the community Emergency Vehicle area to check them out.
I agree that the plow could be a bit thinner, but that´s probably a tuff turkey to fix!
Again, great job - maybe you´ll bring it to Günzburg !
Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:01 PM
Seriously though, this is a good MOC, and your solution to setting the on the blades on an angle is genious.
Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:37 PM
Ricecracker and CopMike, unfortunately I can´t make the blade any thinner due to the fact that I have to put 2 angle pieces on each other to get them together without any gaps. The blade can´t be moved closer either, because then it would be no room for the hinge parts.
I´ll shortly add some more pics of the vehicle.
Oh, and CopMike; are we supposed to bring MOCs to Günzburg? If so, I´ll gladly bring it.
Edited by Dennimator, 14 April 2009 - 05:38 PM.
Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:32 AM
I recently acquired the 7685 Bulldozer, and I was wondering if it mightn't be possible to use a similar mechanism for the front of your snow-plough as what the bulldozer uses. It may give it that extra bit of strength in the lifting.
Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:22 PM
Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:36 PM
as base for the blade?
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