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#1 AllanSmith

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:32 AM

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I bought a Coffee Trailer from Chris on a New Zealand Auction site. The design is his. I have modded it to suit my layout.

Jack and Jill Mc Namara arrive towing their coffee trailer.

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They are about to go through the setup steps.

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Step 1 below: Remove the sign from inside and place on the roof.

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Step 2 below: Tilt out the lights.

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Step 3 below: Raise the canopy.

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Step 4 below: Lower the service counter.

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Step 5 below: Get out the power cord for the generator.

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Jill serves the first coffee.

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Jack drinking the coffee as a reward for his hard work.

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Close up of the Coffee Machine.

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Enjoy  :classic:

#2 Toadtorrent

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:54 AM

That's a great design.  I love the espresso machine.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:50 AM

Nice.  What were your MODs?   :classic:

#4 AllanSmith

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:08 AM

View Postdr_spock, on 26 February 2012 - 03:50 AM, said:

Nice.  What were your MODs?   :classic:

Main mod was reducing it from 8 wide to 6 wide to match my other vehicles. This required major changes as I still wanted a low inside floor. Changed opening side as my LEGO town is left hand drive whereas NZ is right hand drive. Lowered overall roof height to match my other vehicles. Removal of gas bottle and lots of other minor changes to lights etc.

Photos below of original design by Chris.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:16 AM

Excellent work by yourself and the original designer........the espresso machine is best one I have ever seen. :thumbup:
Keep them coming 'Allen' and Brick On with a latte ! :laugh:

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:05 AM

Chris did an awesome job here, but IMHO your conversion is very well done, too. Having the grey stripe (the ground plate?) in this position rather adds to the very stylish appearance of the whole thing, same for the position of the wheels. Very nice, I like it a lot! :thumbup:
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#7 TheKingOfBuilding

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

Nice trailer - I allways love it when models have a special feature or function! Are you planning on building the trailer in other colours? A Star Bucks green trailer would look even better!

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#8 AllanSmith

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:11 PM

View PostER0L, on 26 February 2012 - 09:05 AM, said:

Chris did an awesome job here, but IMHO your conversion is very well done, too. Having the grey stripe (the ground plate?) in this position rather adds to the very stylish appearance of the whole thing, same for the position of the wheels. Very nice, I like it a lot! :thumbup:

Thanks, The floor is below the grey stripe, just above the grey wheel axles.

#9 rriggs

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

That is a great little model!

The finshing touch in your setup story would be the minifig moving the generator to behind the unit where it would be more out of customers' earshot.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:16 AM

Very nice, like how you got that little generator at the back of the trailer
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#11 chuckie8646

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:47 PM

OHHHHH AHHHHHH!!!!!! that is very very cool. I too really like the espresso machine it would look great in a coffee shop MOC. Your modifications to the original are very neat.

I noticed you mentioned that you got it on a New Zealand Auction site. could you tell me what site? Thank you

Good work

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#12 RubeusHagrid

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

Who's Chris? I'd love one of these, please let me now where I can get one! Great design and MOD Posted Image
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#13 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:39 PM

Man that's expensive coffee.:laugh:
Nice trailer.:thumbup:

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#14 Farnheim

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

Nice looking trailer with an excellenent level of detail.

The coffee machine is really cool!  :thumbup:
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#15 travisco_nabisco

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:10 PM

The design is incredible for how narrow it is.

Also, which set does the Jill torso come in, I'm always looking for more female torsos to balance the mostly male minifig population?

#16 AllanSmith

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:37 PM

View Posttravisco_nabisco, on 13 March 2012 - 06:10 PM, said:

The design is incredible for how narrow it is.

Also, which set does the Jill torso come in, I'm always looking for more female torsos to balance the mostly male minifig population?
Jack and Jill are from this years 4435 Car and Caravan set. I used the car to tow the coffee cart. I have modded the vehicle, by lowering it and adding grey stripes, from 7635 4WD with Horse Trailer to now tow the coffee cart.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

View PostAllanSmith, on 13 March 2012 - 06:37 PM, said:

Jack and Jill are from this years 4435 Car and Caravan set. I used the car to tow the coffee cart. I have modded the vehicle, by lowering it and adding grey stripes, from 7635 4WD with Horse Trailer to now tow the coffee cart.

Thanks, I didn't think I had seen that torso before.

This raises a dilemma though, the Car and Caravan was a most likely skip set, but the torso is way to expensive on BrickLink. I guess I will just have to wait for a TRU sale.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:11 AM

I like the 'Prices' tile, did you make this yourself? I cannot seem to find one like it on Bricklink :(

#19 AllanSmith

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

View Postryanfitton, on 22 March 2012 - 09:11 AM, said:

I like the 'Prices' tile, did you make this yourself? I cannot seem to find one like it on Bricklink :(
It is a homemade sticker that came with the coffee trailer that I modified.

#20 viracocha

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:58 AM

Very nice model! I am subscribe to the opinion of the commentators above.  :classic: But why your trailer is black?! In the place I live they are mostly white or another light color.



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