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#1 CamelBoy68

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

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I thought I'd have a go at a Highway Agency's Gritter/Winter Service Vehicle.

As always, I'd love your comments... :classic:

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#2 halfpenguinhalflego

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

Love it! It's got a perfectly smooth feel to it that I really like! I guess we'll be needing a lot of these this Winter again.  :tongue:
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#3 CamelBoy68

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

View Posthalfpenguinhalflego, on 17 April 2012 - 06:29 PM, said:

Love it! It's got a perfectly smooth feel to it that I really like! I guess we'll be needing a lot of these this Winter again.  :tongue:


I hope not.....

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#4 The Joker1

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

Very realistic well done.
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#5 TheKingOfBuilding

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

Very nice choice for a vehicle to build, especially in those colours, they really make it stand out just like the real thing  :thumbup:

One thing I would change though is the overhang on top of the windscreen, if you use jumper plates to reduce it to a half-stud offset it would look much more realistic.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

This is really nice! And the colour choices are spot-on. A lot of these on the roads up here during the winter - but hopefully we're done with the winter for now...

The snowplow is just about perfect.

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#7 lightningtiger

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:07 AM

Excellent road service vehicle, and with a nice brick-built snow plough attachment too ! :thumbup:
Great work 'CamelBoy68', I look forward to your fleet of vehicles increasing.....what's next ? :wink:

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:49 AM

Looks great!

#9 maundythursday

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:57 AM

I really like that even the small details are the same... Great work...  :grin:

#10 mrklaw

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

Love it. Take a pic in a sandpit :)

Do you have any pics during the build? This is something I'd like to challenge my son with

#11 CamelBoy68

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

Thanks for all the great feedback, much appreciated.. :classic:


View PostTheKingOfBuilding, on 17 April 2012 - 06:40 PM, said:

Very nice choice for a vehicle to build, especially in those colours, they really make it stand out just like the real thing  :thumbup:

One thing I would change though is the overhang on top of the windscreen, if you use jumper plates to reduce it to a half-stud offset it would look much more realistic.

If you look at oggy's pic, you'll see it does overhang quite a way, plus I don't think your suggestion would work with the way I built the roof, but I'll have a look at it.


View Postlightningtiger, on 18 April 2012 - 01:07 AM, said:

Excellent road service vehicle, and with a nice brick-built snow plough attachment too ! :thumbup:
Great work 'CamelBoy68', I look forward to your fleet of vehicles increasing.....what's next ? :wink:

Well a few more gritters for a start, I bought enough parts for about 5  :grin: as I'm working out a larger MOC... :wink:


View Postmrklaw, on 18 April 2012 - 08:12 AM, said:

Love it. Take a pic in a sandpit :)

Do you have any pics during the build? This is something I'd like to challenge my son with

No I didn't take any during the build as I designed it on LDD and used its "step-by-step" instructions  :wacko: so it wasn't a linear type build....

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 12:24 AM

Hi Do you have a parts list? Just come across this. I look after a 1/3 of the fleet and would love to add a lego version to them.

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 11:49 AM

Looks great! Just like the real things! Well done! :-)

#14 BricksMcgee

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 02:24 PM

Nice, great plough. Wonder how it'll compare to the Snow Plough coming in the City 2015 line up!
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Posted 21 September 2014 - 07:53 PM

Really nice :) it's very similar to the real one...we want a photo with snowed roadplate when winter will arrive :D

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#16 CamelBoy68

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 05:12 PM

Thanks for the comments, always welcome.

Please see below the inventory of the Gritter - 244 Bricks - it shouldn't be too expensive to BL.... :wink:

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and the full color PDF of the instructions/inventory - Please note its 20Mb in size :sceptic:


Back in 2012, I also did a Highways Agency - Traffic Officer Vehicle as well http://www.eurobrick...8326&hl=traffic


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#17 andyscouse

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 03:28 PM

Nice Lego representation of the actual vehicle!

#18 CityBuilder

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 07:02 AM

Cool truck, quite an old topic though!
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#19 dpc1971

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 01:29 AM

How easy is it to locate the pieces? looking at lego website several ones weren't available in orange, I wanted to make 2 model one for my son to build at Christmas, and one for the office.  but after 1hr got half way through the list with 3 key pieces not in orange so gave up. :( and had already hit £40)

As my youngest wants lego for Christmas I know he'd love this.

P.s the spreader is much better that the TOV, although that is a good representation though.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 03:10 AM

View Postdpc1971, on 05 November 2014 - 01:29 AM, said:

How easy is it to locate the pieces?

Try http://www.bricklink.com but be warned it can be addictive.

#21 dpc1971

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 01:09 AM

well I took the plunge and some 30 orders later somehow ended up with 1000's of bricks for my Son for Christmas, and 4 fully fitted salt spreaders, with a 5th one 90% complete.

Made a few changes from the original design by camelboy68, spinner and chute assembly, inspection walkways / ladders and the light clusters. 3 are off to a depot tomorrow, for a lunchtime photoshoot!

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#22 CamelBoy68

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:03 AM

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Sounds like you got a good fleet going there...

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#23 ChrisPhilpot

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 09:18 PM

CamelBoy68, that is absolutely brilliant. A flawless representation of an iconic vehicle on these shores. I love your Land Rover as well. Have you made any other MOCs that would set British hearts (like mine!) aflutter?

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:45 PM

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I've made plough bi directional by using another of the same parts on the plough, added extra ladders,  modded the spinner, roof lights, and added rear beacons. Everyones well impressed, have to keep telling them I can't take the credit for the design
The CE gave one of them an admiring glance today!

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#25 CamelBoy68

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 01:24 AM

View PostChrisPhilpot, on 27 November 2014 - 09:18 PM, said:

. I love your Land Rover as well.

I can't take credit for the rover as its from the City horsebox set released a few years back - all I did was give it a respray....

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