Lasse's Model Team Construction Yard
Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:50 PM
My bet is taht the *** ******* will stay un-guessed until I present it.
Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:57 PM
It's not a Nissan.
Edited by Lasse D, 12 August 2011 - 12:58 PM.
Posted 13 August 2011 - 04:36 PM
I have a breakthrough in the trailer design.
The legs go down when the bumper is hit and stay down until the truck pulls it forward again.
Instructions are here:
This is the latest version of automated legs on the trailers. By following the link to the instructions above you will see the small yellow trailer which has simple legs that either stay up or own and the Octan trailer where the legs are activated by going into reverse.
Edited by Lasse D, 15 May 2013 - 11:40 PM.
Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:13 PM
Meanwhile, I have completed a physical version of the trailer:
I'm looking into a new trailer design where the bumper is pushed causing the legs to go down and the truck to be decoupled at the same time. Pushing the bumper again pulls the legs up and allows for a truck to couple on again.
Earlier trailers, such as the Police trailer and Coke truck trailer have had this kind of decoupling system, but they were electric.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:59 PM
I will soon post pictures of this new truck - it can't possibly take long to build!
I am also looking into a container crane. If you have some schematics for huge container cranes lying around, then please share them with me :)
Edited by Lasse D, 01 August 2012 - 10:06 PM.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:39 PM
Meanwhile, I have been building a crane
It was exhibited at LEGO World Copenhagen 2012, but unlike normal MOCs, the Model Team creations were used by the kids throughout the opening hours.
I had two trucks (basic versions of the FAW Jiefang 6x4 trucks), some trailers, containers and this crane.
Another exhibitor, Klaus, brought the ships, and lots of containers.
There were two other podiums, one with Mike's Crane, and the two large motorized LEGO models, while the last podium had a Maersk train and Barman's container crane (made using his building instructions).
During the 4 days, the kids were truly stress testing the models
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:10 PM
I am planning om basing the next one on the smallest "Portainer Crane" feeder / unless Maersk suddenly wants to give me a ton of Maersk blue bricks, then I'm game with a super post-panamx
Edited by Lasse D, 29 February 2012 - 09:11 PM.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:39 PM
I already have a huge back log of models that have to be built/rebuilt:
-FAW Jiefang: Both Model Team and Creator model need to be redesigned for better playability
-MT Scania: Needs similar redesign
-Creator Scania should be built like the FAW trucks for playability
-Renault Magnum need the same redesign
-MAN needs a redesign for dispensing bricks instead of GBC balls
-Coke trailer needs redesign for weight savings
-The crane must be redesigned to use NXT, be enlarged and use better fitting (staircases, control room and so on).
And that's not even counting the new designs which have to be built too!
Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:03 AM
Now. I have collected the experiences from having the children drive my trucks at LEGOWorld 2012. These were both with the following frames:
The trucks had the following problems:
- Could not sustain fall from even a foot.
- Did not turn well on the slick surface.
- Were difficult to drive precisely.
- The rear latching mechanism stopped working once the rear bumpers were half way off.
- The steering assemblies ate the gears raw.
- The front wheels got caught in the fenders.
- The XL motor brushed against the longer trailers when turning.
I have now rebuilt a truck with the following frame:
It has the following advantages:
- Low motor placement gives more space to build the cab nicely. Besides, trailers do not brush against the XL motor and since the surface is flat, the motors will not touch the ground.
- Full liftarm construction should make the damage from falling less severe.
- The latch mechanism is much stronger and the fifth wheel is placed further back to make it easier to use.
- Dual diffs makes the truck easier to turn.
- Shorter lengths between the axles makes the truck turn tighter and puts more weight on the rear wheels due to better weight distribution.
- The steering is slower, allows more precise movement and the gears are all locked so the steering mechanism stays intack when used.
- The steering is wider for aestetics reasons.
- The 15 liftarm allows the cab to be secured in the top for improved structural integrity.
I will make a comparison video once I get time... and there's light.
Edited by Lasse D, 01 August 2012 - 10:08 PM.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:56 AM
Nice to see another approach of your truck chassis. I'm not a huge fan of the rear tyres, but I suppose you choosed those for traction.
I am planning on making 4 trucks on this basic frame - all with instructions so they will be easy to repair.
The rear tyres are, unfortunately, the only ones with enough grip on the really slippery surfaces of 8x16 tiles. I really want to make duallies with normal tyres, but they simply didn't have enough grip.
Stay tuned for a comparison with the old type of FAW Jiefang from 2011.
Edited by Lasse D, 15 May 2013 - 11:41 PM.
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