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#1 treeboy

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:00 PM

Alright, with kind permission from Ralph_S I have reproduced, as much as I was able, Eurobricks own Ralph_S' Kettenkraftrad in LDD.

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I thought this model was so cool I had to try it. There is a difference with the handlebars, front suspension and wheel. I had a different handlebar assembly that was very similar to Ralph_S' but I couldn't get a light on it so I went with what you see. Also the wheel that he uses seems to be the 3464 Hub and 87414 tyre which I couldn't get to align with the forks. None the less, I thought the wheel looked pretty good. You'll also notice that I wasn't able to make the track connect completely due to an apparent conflict though in real life it apparently works.

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I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. You can see some more of Ralph_S' work on flicker including the semi-deconstructed view which was so much help.

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Please feel free to comment and give constructive criticism especially with respect to the front end.
"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

#2 Ralph_S

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:42 PM

View Posttreeboy, on 28 September 2011 - 08:00 PM, said:

Alright, with kind permission from Ralph_S I have reproduced, as much as I was able, Eurobricks own Ralph_S' Kettenkraftrad in LDD.


I thought this model was so cool I had to try it. There is a difference with the handlebars, front suspension and wheel. I had a different handlebar assembly that was very similar to Ralph_S' but I couldn't get a light on it so I went with what you see. Also the wheel that he uses seems to be the 3464 Hub and 87414 tyre which I couldn't get to align with the forks. None the less, I thought the wheel looked pretty good. You'll also notice that I wasn't able to make the track connect completely due to an apparent conflict though in real life it apparently works.


I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. You can see some more of Ralph_S' work on flicker including the semi-deconstructed view which was so much help.



Please feel free to comment and give constructive criticism especially with respect to the front end.

Let me be the first to compliment you on your legal solution for the handlebars. The minifig hands are definitely not a legal connection and because of them, the 1x1 plate that serves as the headlight (they often had a cover over them, btw, which is why I chose to make mine the same colour as the rest of the vehicle) is only just held on. You came up with a very nice compromise.

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#3 Superkalle

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 12:55 PM

I have to agree - you did a good job of "legalizing" the design :classic:

(Nice model Ralph - I hadn't seen it before  :thumbup:)

#4 stark mark 5

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:27 PM

wow this is a excellent recreation although when you open the ldd file the chains get removed

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:47 PM

View Poststark mark 5, on 29 September 2011 - 04:27 PM, said:

wow this is a excellent recreation although when you open the ldd file the chains get removed
I think that is because you have the update installed which do not have the chains as I recall. They were one of the items removed. I haven't installed the update just because of those chains.


Thanks for the comments!
"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:09 AM

Interesting model. But chains get removed, too. Is there a way to backup all parts update so we can use all parts without have to backup whole program every update and patch? I mean just parts libray files so we can roll back when need some special part.(save HDD space)

I modify it a bit here and here.

Edited by bbqqq, 30 September 2011 - 09:23 AM.

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#7 treeboy

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:06 AM

Thanks for the comments and nice bbqqq. I used those forks too but didn't like the wheel alignment. I checked the treads in LDD version 4.1.0, I think and fully expected them to not be legal but alas they showed up after closing the program and restarting even after a system restart. I think to run a concurrent versions one could sandbox one version perhaps install different versions on different user accounts. I'm gonna try some different approaches I'll post something if i come across anything. Thanks again.
"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:29 AM

View Posttreeboy, on 04 October 2011 - 01:06 AM, said:

Thanks for the comments and nice bbqqq. I used those forks too but didn't like the wheel alignment. I checked the treads in LDD version 4.1.0, I think and fully expected them to not be legal but alas they showed up after closing the program and restarting even after a system restart. I think to run a concurrent versions one could sandbox one version perhaps install different versions on different user accounts. I'm gonna try some different approaches I'll post something if i come across anything. Thanks again.
You are welcome. I connect the tracks pic and lxf.

Edited by bbqqq, 04 October 2011 - 02:59 AM.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:09 PM

View Postbbqqq, on 04 October 2011 - 02:29 AM, said:

You are welcome. I connect the tracks pic and lxf.

Nicely done! Did you reinstall 4.1.7 or do something else?
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:42 PM

View Posttreeboy, on 07 October 2011 - 11:09 PM, said:

Nicely done! Did you reinstall 4.1.7 or do something else?
Thanks, I found LDD 4.1 in another PC so I ignore the update and adjust the tracks.
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